Comic Book Proposes a Vertical Farm in NYC
An architecture firm took a graphic route in this MetLife building proposal
At more than 50 floors high, the MetLife Building stands out in the cityscape of NYC. The team behind a contest hosted by Metal in Construction magazine challenged designers to re-envision this iconic landmark.
One of the most eye-catching proposals is a comic book created by Montréal-based architecture firm Lemay. ‘Farm Follows Fiction‘ contains the major elements of an architecture proposal, but in graphic novel form.
The comic begins with some words from Walter Gropius on the PanAm building, now known as the MetLife Building: “This will surely be my finest work, a masterpiece—my crowning achievement! A multifunctional complex set in the middle of America’s metropolis. This will be the epitome of the modernist dream!”