F.A.R.M.

AUD 401 // 2017 Winter

Group Design Project

Critic: Güvenç Özel

In this quarter, we focused on the system of autonomous transportation on earth. We regard Autonomous vehicles, or “moving rooms”, as extensions of architecture. The networks and logistics of autonomous vehicles and their impact on built environment is a major theme in this studio.

 

“At the beginning of the 21st century, multiple studies show that climate change will threaten wine production. Global warming will make it difficult to raise grapes in traditional wine country. Researchers predict a two-thirds fall in production in the world’s premier wine regions because of climate change in the year of 2050.”

 

F.A.R.M. (Future Agriculture Revolution Masterplan) is a proposal and our answer to the future of wine production and agriculture industry. F.A.R.M. consists of a network of farming towers scattered around the edge of megacities, each tower will house a few hundreds of minimal living units with some form of autonomous vehicles, or “moving rooms”, integrated within. These autonomous vehicles help the farmers perform daily routines such as sowing, harvesting, irrigation and other activities related to agriculture.