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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
ON Design’s  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  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  growing and even partake of them in a nearby restaurant.
ON Design sought to contrast the agricultural project  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  – 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.
Via Arch Daily 
all images by Koichi Torimura
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 urban farm: http://inhabitat.com/an-urban-farm-sprouts-in-the-heart-of-shenzhen/
 observe the vegetables: http://inhabitat.com/edible-art-biodegradable-bowls-made-from-vegetables/
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 agricultural project: http://inhabitat.com/pyramid-farm-vertical-agriculture-for-2060/
 The farm: http://inhabitat.com/grassy-green-vertical-farm-designed-to-raise-happy-cows-and-chickens/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/126917/farm-in-tokyo-on-design-partners/
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