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

FUTURE FARMS: High-Rises, Beach Pods & Pyramid Pictures
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Architect Chris Jacobs collaborated with Columbia University's Dickson Despommier to create one of the first vertical farm designs. Reminiscent of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, the concept above includes a giant rooftop solar panel that moves with the sun to capture full light.

The building's windows are treated with a chemical that blocks pollutants and prevents water from beading, which maximizes the light getting in to help crops grow, according to New York magazine.

— Image courtesy Chris Jacobs and Dickson Despommier, Vertical Farm Project
 
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