Urban Vertical Farms Bring the Country to the City

urbanfarm ps1 work architecture 01 Urban Vertical Farms Bring the Country to the City

If it comes to living in the country or the city, for me the choice is a no-brainer. I mean, as beautiful as the countryside is, it’s great to visit — not so great to live. Shall we talk about isolation? I couldn’t bear it. The city is really where it’s at for me. Cities are exciting cultural hubs that offer an alluring mix of art, film, theatre, music, restaurants, shops and — if you happen to live in a city other than Los Angeles — public transport.

The one thing cities don’t have are… farms. And I don’t mean the scarecrow-combine harvester-herds of Black Angus-type farms, I’m talking about a genuine urban farm.

The one pictured here comes from New York based Work Architecture, and is the winner of the ninth annual MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architect Program. Called Public Farm 1 (or PF1), this will become a living installation when it goes up in P.S.1’s outdoor courtyard on June 20th.

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