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Stacked Glass Farm Is A Collection Of Urban Greenhouses in the Heart of Tokyo

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 15, 2011 @ 5:54 pm In Architecture | No Comments

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ON Design’s [2] Roppongi Nouen Farm in the steamy heart of Tokyo comprises a series of stacked glass cubes full of a variety of produce. This 21 square meter urban farm [3] isn’t hidden on a roof, or relegated to a corner plot, but is actually stacked amidst high rises and other buildings. As a result, passersby can observe the vegetables [4] growing and even partake of them in a nearby restaurant.



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ON Design sought to contrast the agricultural project [6] with glass and an “inorganic” iron frame arranged on a wooden deck in order to bring into focus the possibility that “greens” and the city can exist side by side. The farm [7] – noting of course how the definition of that word has evolved in past years – was built last year in the center of Tokyo’s Roppongi district and is quite a sight when it’s lit up at night.

+ ON Design Studio [2]

Via Arch Daily [8]

all images by Koichi Torimura


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/stacked-glass-farm-is-a-collection-of-urban-greenhouses-in-the-heart-of-tokyo/farm-last/

[2] ON Design’s: http://www.ondesign.co.jp/topics/index.html

[3] urban farm: http://inhabitat.com/an-urban-farm-sprouts-in-the-heart-of-shenzhen/

[4] observe the vegetables: http://inhabitat.com/edible-art-biodegradable-bowls-made-from-vegetables/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/stacked-glass-farm-is-a-collection-of-urban-greenhouses-in-the-heart-of-tokyo/slide1-6/

[6] agricultural project: http://inhabitat.com/pyramid-farm-vertical-agriculture-for-2060/

[7] The farm: http://inhabitat.com/grassy-green-vertical-farm-designed-to-raise-happy-cows-and-chickens/

[8] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/126917/farm-in-tokyo-on-design-partners/

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