Predicting food shortages in the 21st century, Zurich-based UrbanFarmers AG and Conceptual Devices have teamed up to produce plans for the Globe (Hedron), a geodesic greenhouse that rests on the top of flat roofs in urban areas. The dome, which is framed with bamboo, is designed as an aquaponics system that can grow both fish and vegetables. The load of the fish tank is hung on the greenhouse structure, allowing this aquaponic farm to be housed on a wider variety of roofs without any structural building adaptation. The greenhouse is designed to feed four families of four, year-round. The project has been entered in the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and the designers are currently raising funds for it on IndieGoGo.
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