by Snell in New Eco on Tuesday 22 April 2008

The New York architectural firm, Work Architecture Company, have produced this urban farm and apartment building as part of an ideas competition for an awkward block in the city. The site is visible from all sides, and four architecture firms were invited to compete. In this submission the architects decided to take the opportunity to bring the farm back to the city, though in this case stretch it vertically. Dan Wood and Amale Andraos, a husband and wife team, are interested in urban farming and ways to cut food miles. Put together by New York Real Estate, the brief involved no client and required only that the result include a residential component and that it more or less meet zoning requirements. We could handle one of those briefs any day.