posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 08:17 AM
a reply to: waftist
They are Beautiful but extremely high maintenance with the associated cost's.
The problem as I see it is that these are not dedicated but a compromise between two application's and so as the old saying goes good at all but
master of none.
For me the concept is 50/50 and a building designed for habitation should be just that while a building designed for plant's is a fantastic concept
that could increase growing space and even make city's self sustaining.
Vertical farm's - well not exactly vertical but huge A frame pyramid like sky scrapers, lower floor's more widely spaced in order to maximize natural
light into the core of the structure while artificial light supplement's it, irrigation system's and wind break's providing environmental stability in
order to maximise crop yield's and limit the impact of bad weather and even to allow growing crops' out of season just like a greenhouse but a very
large greenhouse, as the floor's get higher the space between them is reduced keeping the natural light saturation as constant as possible while of
course smaller floors' would require less electronic lighting to supplement them but being higher would require more power to the irrigation system,
since water moves downward nutrient's such as water born fertilizers would only really have to be introduced in the upper floor's and recirculating
the nutrient rich water by pumping it back up would actually make such fertilization cheaper than a traditional farm were the ground water is wasted
and the majority of the fertilizer is washed away so retaining that water at the base would be economical and indeed essential.
If people have to live in the same building then they should occupy dedicated floor's and not one's mixed with the crop's or forest's.
Why this is important.
Using this technique though this particular design is not appropriate in any way and would I suggest be mainly for aesthetics does offer the
potential to both create more living space for nature (forest's and nature reserves built in these structure's would be perfectly fine and the
animal's would thrive, not just field's and forests as fish farm's and water environment's can also be stacked though the weight is of course far, far
greater and would require massively more solid structures.
It is important because it make's more intelligent use of the space, provides breathing room for both human's and nature and also provides the
undeniable potential to solve the world's food crisis to an extent where using this technique we could feed probably a population of a hundred billion
human's on the planet or indeed perhaps even more and I love it because it is a sharp and pointy finger in the eye of the fascist whom wrote the
Florida Guide stone's.
edit on 7-2-2017 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)