One of our clients, the start-up UrbanFarmers, was invited to speak at TEDx Zurich to present their urban agricultural concept: good food from the roof. UrbanFarmers is indeed working on the mission to install aquaponic agricultural system on the top of otherwise unused building roofs. Aquaponics is a farming technique that allows to grow fish and plants simultaneously: the fish nourish the plants with their urine, plants clean the water for the fish. You eat both.
They have asked us to build a functioning concept model that can explain this system in an educational way to be brought on stage during the second TEDx Zurich Event.
So we have designed and built a mini aquaponic greenhouse. Yes you can crop and eat the salad when is ready if you wish. Which probably makes it the world smallest aquaponic greenhouse farm ever built.
- Fish from the Sky with Vegetables. Globe / Hedron a Rooftop Farm.
- FARM-X. The First Modular Vertical Farm Concept (Almost) Unveiled.
- Generic Architecture as Strategic Design for Rooftop Urban Agriculture: Aquaponic Farm in Basel for Urban Farmers.
- Malthus, a Meal a Day. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Food and Love the (Population) Bomb.
- The Hub Zurich: Toilet/Kitchen Combo Presentation.
- READYKEA X-Mass Shop at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich.
- Harvesting Station, a Reclaiming Device for the Interstitial Spaces of the City.
- Meet the Creative Mornings’ Crowd at the Hub Zurich.
- ELIOOO. Grow Your Food. Or How to Go to IKEA® and Build a Device to Grow Salad in Your Apartment.
- The New Kunsthalle Zurich. An Architecture Report I Wrote for Domus Magazine.