No. 27 (2024): Project and regulation
Essays and Viewpoint

Indoor urban agriculture: from innovative design experimentation to standardisation

Maicol Negrello
Dipartimento di Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino

Published 2024-06-10


  • Urban agriculture,
  • Indoor farming,
  • Soilless agriculture,
  • Building-integrated agriculture,
  • Urban resilience

How to Cite

Negrello, M. (2024). Indoor urban agriculture: from innovative design experimentation to standardisation. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (27), 81–88.


The need to reconfigure current supply models to address future climate and demographic scenarios has driven researchers and investors to experiment with innovative production systems that have reconnected agricultural production to the point of consumption, namely cities. The technological acceleration of the past decade has led to the emergence of new urban architectures and metabolisms, often created within regulatory gaps and constraints arising from the obsolescence of zoning plans or building regulations. This paper outlines the state of the art of technological innovation and how, along with design, it has reshaped norms.


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