Folding Farm

A Civic Center for Urban Agriculture

model

final lower plan

Lower Floor Plan

plan01

Upper Floor Plan

plan03

Roof Plan

section

Section A

sectionB

Section B

cross section final

Section C

elevation

Penn Ave. Facade

program

01.concepts diagram

conncept

Diagram incorporating educational outreach and folding concept

structure and water diagram final

03.spatial planting

RENDER

View from cafe area looking at central lecture space

vignette1

West elevation exterior view

vignette2

Interior view of market space

Folding Farm: A civic center for urban agriculture
Second Year Studio: Architectural Interventions in Urban Agriculture
Instructor: Jennifer Lucchino
Fall 2013

Project Location: Friendship, Pittsburgh
In collaboration with Chandler Archbell

The site for this project included two empty lots and a group of garages that were meant to be built over. This center for urban agriculture design proposal focuses on the outreach and learning aspect of the project. The design is based on folds that were generated from mapping out the site. Functionally, they act as growing planes, water collection planes, and canopies. The market and teaching kitchen are located on the North/Penn avenue site. The cafe extends from the Northern buildings into the garden. At the heart of the whole site is the outreach centre where all circulation paths move through. Lecture stairs placed throughout the site encourage outdoor classroom activities.