SPARK Architects have released a design proposal for our next generation of urban retirement housing: Homefarm. It’s a building complex that combines living and farming typology for Singapore (can be applied elsewhere) along with apartments and facilities for seniors, it promotes vertical urban farming. All seniors can live in a high density garden environment which has been designed and developed specifically for vegetable farm, at this place, they might find employment as well. This project aims to start discussion about many potential that can emerge from mixing 2 typically separate realms. This research-based architecture tries to address 2 pressing challenges faced by Singapore: how this city support a rapidly aging society and how it might enhance its food security which unfortunately at this moment 90% is still imported.
Designer : Spark Architects