Vertical farms

Chinese architects offer a high-level solution to the country's land shortage.

With farm land at a premium in Hong Kong, Spain-based architectural firm JAPA is proposing local planners look (and build) to the skies for an answer. The proposal for Dyv-net ( Dynamic Vertical Networks) would see a series of high-rise towers that house plants, which could grow using little or no soil thanks to hydroponics. The firm has sketched out its plans and feel it’s no pie-in-the-sky idea. They envision a building open to visitors, potentially fueling tourism while saving land and supplying the metropolis with food.










via My Modern Met