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Casa Huerta: Scaleable Greenhouses for Urban Environments

Casa Huerta: Scaleable Greenhouses for Urban Environments
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Casa Huerta (Orchard House) is a small scale greenhouse / vertical farming system proposed to better life in the poor areas of the world's cities.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 4 november 2009

Casa Huerta (Orchard House) is a small scale greenhouse / vertical farming system proposed to better life in the poor areas of the world’s cities. Developed by a group of Argentine architects, the project combines a number of important trends related to the future of urban living – low cost, portable, modular, scaleable and living (simultaneously creating access to food and improving local air quality).

Casa Huerta’s individual modules are designed to be flexible solutions, essentially metal frameworks that can be used to grow a variety of plants and vegetables using cultivation techniques ranging from hydroponics to substrates and easily built upon.

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The idea is to install these structures in the shanty towns within Buenos Aires, immediately raising quality of life then utilizing them as tools to teach the residents how to construct them on their own. Opening the door for the creation of jobs down the road.

[via Treehugger]

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