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Two Striking Urban Farm Buildings Made from Shipping Pallets
Posted By Andrew Michler On August 16, 2010 @ 11:34 am In Architecture,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | 1 Comment
Right in the heart of Denver, on the grounds of the reclaimed Stapleton Airport, is a twenty three acre working urban farm. Students of the University of Colorado Denver built these two tremendous projects to enhance the farm's operation as well as to make a definitive statement about sustainable design as a part of the FEED Denver program. Using mostly salvaged materials the team put together a high design public gathering shelter and milking shed that do not easily give away their humble use or materials.
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.
+ FEED Denver 
+ The Urban Farm 
photos by Nathan Jenkins
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/16/two-striking-urban-farm-buildings-made-from-salvaged-materials/new-5-38/
 Studio HT: http://www.studioht.com/
 Design Build Program: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/ArchitecturePlanning/ExplorePrograms/SpecialPrograms/Certificates/DesignBuild/Pages/CertificateinDesignBuild.aspx
 shipping pallets: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/06/opera-house-for-quebec-made-completely-from-shipping-pallets/
 materials: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/be-palett%C3%B8-a-pavilion-of-pallets-provide-pupils-a-place-to-relax/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/16/two-striking-urban-farm-buildings-made-from-salvaged-materials/new-10-31/
 steel boxes: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=150137
 green building practices: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-building/
 + UCD Design Studio: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=336061896032
 + FEED Denver: http://feeddenver.com/
 + The Urban Farm: http://www.theurbanfarm.org/
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