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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


The project is headed by the two principals of Studio HT [2] as part of a class of the Design Build Program [3] at the University of Colorado Denver. The Learning Cube is a simple framed structure with shipping pallets [4] as infill. While the materials [5] 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 [7] 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 [8] can duly enhance both the financial and aesthetic value of a structure via good design.

+ UCD Design Studio [9]

+ FEED Denver [10]

+ The Urban Farm [11]

photos by Nathan Jenkins

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/16/two-striking-urban-farm-buildings-made-from-salvaged-materials/new-5-38/

[2] Studio HT: http://www.studioht.com/

[3] Design Build Program: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/ArchitecturePlanning/ExplorePrograms/SpecialPrograms/Certificates/DesignBuild/Pages/CertificateinDesignBuild.aspx

[4] shipping pallets: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/06/opera-house-for-quebec-made-completely-from-shipping-pallets/

[5] materials: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/be-palett%C3%B8-a-pavilion-of-pallets-provide-pupils-a-place-to-relax/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/16/two-striking-urban-farm-buildings-made-from-salvaged-materials/new-10-31/

[7] steel boxes: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=150137

[8] green building practices: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-building/

[9] + UCD Design Studio: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=336061896032

[10] + FEED Denver: http://feeddenver.com/

[11] + The Urban Farm: http://www.theurbanfarm.org/

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