TECHNE 22 (2021): Circular Transition and Design
Research and Experimentation

Ecology, landscape and urban agriculture. An innovative envelope for vertical farms

Valerio Morabito
Dipartimento dArTe Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italia
Published July 29, 2021
Keywords
  • Circular economy,
  • Grey energy,
  • Recycling,
  • Regeneration,
  • Manufacturing
How to Cite
Morabito, V. (2021). Ecology, landscape and urban agriculture. An innovative envelope for vertical farms. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (22), 149-158. https://doi.org/10.36253/techne-10588

Abstract

This text explores the birth of the science of ecology relating to the landscape architecture discipline and, through the lens of circular economy and recycling, urban agriculture and its most recent experiments concerning vertical farms. Agriculture, which has always been an integral part of the urban landscape, plays an ecological, social, cultural and aesthetic role in the sustainable growth of contemporary cities. With the development of vertical farms and new production technologies, urban agriculture is increasingly evolving towards new architectural experiments. In its final part, the text describes a building envelope, a patent developed by APS spin-off UNIRC, for vertical farms to be organised in unfinished buildings.

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