Spark Architects | Homefarm
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2014

 

Architecture, Hospitality & Residential, Research

 

Homefarm is a conceptual proposal for the next generation of urban retirement housing. It presents a residential and commercial farming typology for Singapore that combines apartments and facilities focussed on but not exclusively senior living and vertical urban farming. The residents live in a high-density garden environment created by the vegetable farm, where they may find employment. SPARK’s aim is to generate discussion about the potential that can emerge from the mixing of two typically separate realms. The research-based design addresses two pressing challenges faced by Singapore: how the city-state might support a rapidly ageing society, and how it might enhance its food security 90% of which is currently imported.

“THE RESEARCH-BASED DESIGN ADDRESSES TWO PRESSING CHALLENGES FACED BY SINGAPORE: HOW THE CITY-STATE MIGHT SUPPORT A RAPIDLY AGEING SOCIETY, AND HOW IT MIGHT ENHANCE ITS FOOD SECURITY 90% OF WHICH IS CURRENTLY IMPORTED”