Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ecologically Inspired Art - Part 2 Public Farm 1

One of the goals of my blog is to engage, inspire and inform people of their dependence to the land. For me, agriculture in the urban environment serves as an important reminder of the lost connection between advanced civilization and nature. Reinforcing this connection is Public Farm 1; a project designed by Work Architecture Company for MoMA and P.S.1's Young Architects Program.

proposal drawings

project context

P.F.1 will combine playful programs with educational ones, creating a sense of community around the shared experience of growing food. Bringing sustainable construction together with sustainable agriculture, P.F.1 is built entirely of recyclable materials, is 100% solar-powered and utilizes rain collection for irrigation.

ground level view


view from museum

picking skirt

WORKac continues to develop architectural and urban planning projects that engage culture and consciousness, nature and artificiality, surrealism and pragmatism. Please visit the P.F.1 website for more information.


  1. Interesting concept, it's cool to see what people can do to be eco-friendly!

  2. Cool concept! - They just need to work a bit harder in the aesthetics