Vertical Farm by Mithun Architects - Seattle
“‘Center for Urban Agriculture’: located on a .72-acre site, it includes fields for growing vegetables and grains, greenhouses, rooftop gardens and even a chicken farm. The building also would run completely independent of city water, providing its own drinking water via the structure’s 31,000-square-foot rooftop rainwater collection area. Photovoltaic cells would produce nearly 100 percent of the building’s electricity.”

Vertical Farm by Mithun Architects - Seattle

“‘Center for Urban Agriculture’: located on a .72-acre site, it includes fields for growing vegetables and grains, greenhouses, rooftop gardens and even a chicken farm. The building also would run completely independent of city water, providing its own drinking water via the structure’s 31,000-square-foot rooftop rainwater collection area. Photovoltaic cells would produce nearly 100 percent of the building’s electricity.”

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Weber Thompson’s design for Eco-Laboratory won the Natural Design Competition at the annual Greenbuild International Conference. The concept high-rise includes rainwater collection, black water to graywater conversion features and is net-zero energy. The high-rise is virtually a self-contained sustainable community.
Perhaps the most unusual feature of the design is the energy-generation system. It starts with methane (produced from waste), which runs the hydrogen fuel cell. The fuel cell and other systems provide electricity and heat water.
(via Mother Earth News)

hippieflavor:

Weber Thompson’s design for Eco-Laboratory won the Natural Design Competition at the annual Greenbuild International Conference. The concept high-rise includes rainwater collection, black water to graywater conversion features and is net-zero energy. The high-rise is virtually a self-contained sustainable community.

Perhaps the most unusual feature of the design is the energy-generation system. It starts with methane (produced from waste), which runs the hydrogen fuel cell. The fuel cell and other systems provide electricity and heat water.

(via Mother Earth News)