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Skyfarm
A model of what I hope will someday be the future of society. Farming is no longer done in fields, but instead in skyscrapers, where the sun always shines and the crops never die.
About this creation


Behind the farm, you can see the terraced design used to give the maximum amount of light possible. Also, every acre in the farm is equivalent to about 10 acres in a conventional field, and the food is grown through both hydro and aeroponic techniques.



The farm is almost entirely self sufficient, with rainwater collected in a large tank in the top of the tower, and with solar cells and wind turbines supplying power. The remaining resources are acquired through the grid, but it is a mere fraction.



Roads and cars are non-existent, with the majority of transport done by monorail. However, for those who want a more personal form of transport, smaller vehicles like bicycles and segways are still allowed.



Surrounding the farm is a series of parks and natural areas, since with the ban on roads and conventional farms, and with monorails taking up only a fraction of the land used by roads, the land once again belongs to mother nature.

To learn more about this preposition, which is totally possible with modern technology I might add, go here.



Comments

 I like it 
  October 31, 2009
Beautiful idea and a great build. I read something about this in Popular Science. You captured the idea perfectly.
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  October 28, 2009
wow really creative imagining what the world will be like in the future
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  October 18, 2009
I only had time for a quick glance, and this looks very beautiful. I'll check it back more thoroughly as soon as I have the time :)
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  October 12, 2009
Excellent work, I like the way you constructed the building
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  September 25, 2009
Interesting concept! It won't work as well as you may think though. Not sure where you are from, but near me there is always a developer looking for land to build upon. By getting rid of conventional farms, you will open up more land for developers to build housing developments, shopping centers, entertainment venues, as well as parking lots, with less land reverting back to mother nature. However, I do applaud your creativity and going as green as you can with the wind turbines and rain catchers.
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  September 18, 2009
Every aspect of this MOC gets me going. The name, the concept, the scale, the execution are all stunning. This is like a lego poem; you've suggested whole worlds with only a few elements. Well done.
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  September 15, 2009
Interesting concept! I think there are already some buildings like this, using hydroponic techniques. The monorails are cool; reminds me of Malaysia. Nice mini!
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  September 14, 2009
Great concept, and an amazing microscale building, well done !
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  September 13, 2009
Quoting Mike Bernd Great model, a sky farm would be a cool idea. You should go for the Nobel Prize with that concept. Got some deep political and environmental messages in the MOC. Looks darn cool too.
Thanks, but the whole concept of a skyfarm is actually the idea of Dickson D. Despommier. However, the whole monorail concept is my idea =)
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  September 13, 2009
a very good perspective of the certain futue! and really awesome ideas for it! good work man!
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  September 13, 2009
It has a nice look to it, but I think that the whole thing is just a little too confusing for me. Great attempt. -Dylan
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  September 13, 2009
Thats pretty cool. Nice job.
 I like it 
  September 13, 2009
Great model, a sky farm would be a cool idea. You should go for the Nobel Prize with that concept. Got some deep political and environmental messages in the MOC. Looks darn cool too.
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  September 13, 2009
wow thats really cool! nice job dude. *Commander Flare*
 
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