FUTURE FARMS: High-Rise, Beach Pod, and Pyramid Pictures

FUTURE FARMS: High-Rises, Beach Pods & Pyramid Pictures
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The Seawater Vertical Farm concept by Italian architects Cristiana Favretto and Antonio Girardi attempts to address increased demand for irrigation in an era of dwindling freshwater sources.

The pair's solution uses seawater to cool and humidify greenhouses. Some of the water vapor in the air is then converted into freshwater to irrigate the crops, the team explains on the Web site www.studiomobile.com.

The concept is set in Dubai, where both freshwater and local veggies are scarce.

— Image courtesy Cristiana Favretto and Antonio Girardi, StudioMobile
 
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