Gallery: Stacked Glass Farm Is A Collection Of Urban Greenhouses in the...

 
The glass and iron cubes contrast with the growing greens to show that agriculture and the city can go side by side.

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.

+ ON Design Studio

Via Arch Daily

all images by Koichi Torimura

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