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

FUTURE FARMS: High-Rises, Beach Pods & Pyramid Pictures
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The Eco-Laboratory, created by Seattle, Washington-based architectural firm Weber Thompson, is a 12-story high-rise complex that would mix residences with gardens that produce food for the local neighborhood.

The firm estimates that sales of tomatoes and lettuces grown in the high-rise's hydroponic gardens could total about a million U.S. dollars a year, based on revenue minus the base production costs.

The economic feasibility of the design makes a real version plausible within a few years, the team notes.
—Image courtesy Weber Thompson, Vertical Farm Project
 
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