Building your own hydroponic / aquaponic farm

You may have noticed IKEA have some hydroponic systems on sale on their website.  I think they're also proposing to get in on the market for off-the-shelf indoor aquaponic units for farming at home too.  Apparently they're meeting with GrowUp to hone this further?  You used to be able to buy an off-the-shelf aquaponic system from… Continue reading Building your own hydroponic / aquaponic farm

Precedent | The Iraqui Mudhif

Another post I should have made aaaaages ago.  An example of a traditional form of building with reeds in the middle east - the mudhif.  Feature photo is from this flickr account here. Example interior, some have low-level openings between columns at their base, image source here. Also for reference are this blog article here, Wikipedia… Continue reading Precedent | The Iraqui Mudhif

Precedent | Vila Kopose | Archispektras

Love this sculptural use of thatch and the way the roof hovers just above ground level with the strip of glazing skirting the edges.  Seen here on Archispektras website. Thinking the HQ building could use a thatched roof if the reeds can't be used as structure.  Should be able to find a way to use… Continue reading Precedent | Vila Kopose | Archispektras

Precedent | Kontum Indochine Cafe + Wind and Water Bar | Vo Trong Nghia Architects

A widely referenced couple of projects. Impossible not to love the structure and expression of this bamboo cafe canopy in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects' seen on the dezeen website.  Could provide some clues as to how to employ reeds harvested from the water meadows in my master plan as a construction material. Similarly… Continue reading Precedent | Kontum Indochine Cafe + Wind and Water Bar | Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Winchester Hidden Railways Walk

Went on a tour of the old DN&SR Chesil railway station (or what remains of it) and tunnel in Winchester to seek out urban farming infrastructure locations. Chesil multi-storey car park sits over the site of the old station. Bear in mind this shows the top floor of the car park, and the station was… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Railways Walk

Precedent | Modular Mashambas Skyscraper | Pawel Lipiński & Mateusz Frankowski

Post on dezeen of the winning entry to the 2017 International Skyscraper Competition, The Mashambas Skyscraper.  It's a modular farm tower in Africa that can be expanded as needed to include many other community facilities like a nursery, doctor's surgery and drone landing port for transporting goods on /  off the tower.  An interesting precedent for… Continue reading Precedent | Modular Mashambas Skyscraper | Pawel Lipiński & Mateusz Frankowski