Plantagon’s crowdfunded plantscraper aims to produce 500 metric tons of food a year

November 3, 2017 by  
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Swedish company Plantagon believes that ‘plantscrapers’ are the way of the future—and part of solution to the global food crisis. Part urban farm, part skyscraper, these vertical greenhouses could provide large-scale organic food production in cities, with a much smaller energy and carbon footprint than industrial agriculture. After years of research and development, Plantagon is now ready to embark on their first landmark plantscraper, called The World Food Building, and is crowdfunding their way to success . A pioneer in the fields of urban agriculture and food technology, Plantagon has set their sights on solving the food crisis as cities grow larger and arable land shrinks. Thus, the company created The World Food Building, a 60-meter-tall vertical farm and 16-story office building proposed for Linköping, Sweden that, if built, would serve as an international model for vertical industrial urban farming. The innovative ‘plantscraper’ would use Plantagon’s patented technology to produce 500 metric tons of organic food annually in a closed, clean, and climate-controlled environment. At least half of the energy used in food production would be recaptured and reused as floor heat in the office building. Plantagon estimates that The World Food Building could save 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and 50 million liters of water as compared to traditional industrial farming systems. To turn their first plantscraper into reality, Plantagon has turned to crowdfunding and asked the community to join them as allies. “We are reaching out to people everywhere who feel that commercial organizations should also be the driving force of change,” said Hans Hassle, Plantagon’s Co-founder and Secretary-General. “People are sick and tired of businesses being shortsighted and just-for-profit driven. We believe it’s time for this to change and the time for ‘business as usual’ is over. With potentially 100,000 allies all over the world supporting Plantagon, we will show that the power of the crowd gets the job done.” + Plantagon

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Swedish architect surprises mum with dazzling corrugated aluminum home

October 18, 2016 by  
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‘House for mother’ is made from two adjacent cabins, a home and a studio, that are slightly shifted from each other to make the most out of a narrow plot. All exterior walls and couple of gable roofs are wrapped completely in corrugated aluminum, a sturdy, durable and recyclable construction material that reflects daylight, making the house shine- literally. Although it’s undulated skin gives it a cold appearance, the home’s core is cozy and soft thanks to a warm color palette and natural materials. Related: Young Architect Builds Awesome Green Retirement Home for Her Mum in Uruguay The two  cabins  are united on the interior with a thick coat of white paint over the walls. The dwelling’s formal simplicity was balanced with warm, textured materials like cork, wool and plywood for the walls. ‘House for mother’ is Malmö -based Förstberg Ling’s first built house and started as a part of a housing exhibition in Linköping. + Förstberg Ling Via This is Paper Photos by Markus Linderoth

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