Gallery: Two Striking Urban Farm Buildings Made from Shipping Pallets


The project is headed by the two principals of Studio HT as part of a class of the Design Build Program at the University of Colorado Denver. The Learning Cube is a simple framed structure with shipping pallets as infill. While the materials are rough the careful construction and design give it a refined presence. The building is a gathering point to hold meetings and classes, sell produce, and to get out of a blazing Colorado summer sun.

The Dairy House is a refined vision mixing a variety of reclaimed material such as stone, iron and wood to provide a classy place to milk goats. The gabion steel boxes hold demolished concrete which support the exterior seats. An incorporated pen and milking platform complete the highly functional building. The building speaks to contemplation as much as it does to work. Together the projects inform a large audience about how green building practices can duly enhance both the financial and aesthetic value of a structure via good design.

+ UCD Design Studio

+ FEED Denver

+ The Urban Farm

photos by Nathan Jenkins


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  1. 9 Green Architecture St... August 25, 2010 at 1:02 am

    […] Two Striking Urban Farm Buildings Made from Shipping Pallets    The start of the school year just around the corner, and the next generation of architect students have a lot more to be aware of […]

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