Atomik is vodka brewed from grain grown in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Scientists have created Atomik, a bottle of artisan vodka made from rye grown on land in Ukraine abandoned since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, to prove that it’s safe to farm. Atomik vodka has been triple distilled then diluted to 40 per cent using uncontaminated groundwater drawn from an aquifer in the town of Chernobyl, 10 […]

Steve Nygren integrates European housing typologies in new Atlanta neighbourhood

Residences that take cues from the canal houses in Belgium and the Netherlands, and minimal wood-clad homes in Scandinavia feature in this new development on the outskirts of Atlanta. The new community called Serenbe was founded by Steve Nygren, who describes himself as a “developer by default”. He purchased 60 acres (24 hectares) of the […]

Goat House’s shutters are made from wood recycled from its construction

Yalin Architectural Design made shutters from the wooden planks used for the board-formed concrete frame of Goat House, a holiday house in a small farming village in Turkey. The Istanbul-based practice co-founded by Yalın Mimarlık devised a sloped concrete form for Goat House, so the taller end frames views over the lush Aegean landscape. Shutters […]

Bosske Architecture designs red “super shed” for Australian dairy farm

Bosske Architecture has completed a dairy farm in Northcliffe, Australia, featuring a curving red structure that merges the shapes of several typical agricultural building forms. The studio headed by architect Caroline Hickey designed the 9,000-square-metre industrial complex to accommodate a state-of-the-art farming and processing facility that invites visitors to observe all aspects of milk production. […]

Floating Farm in Rotterdam is now home to 32 cows

A floating dairy farm has opened in Rotterdam, showing how food production can become less vulnerable to climate change. Floating Farm was designed by Peter van Wingerden and Minke van Wingerden of Beladon, a company that specialises in waterborne architecture. It is now home to 32 cows, producing dairy products that will soon be on […]

CAW Architects creates cluster of agrarian buildings for Stanford Educational Farm

California firm CAW Architects used prefabricated elements and economical materials to create a series of light-filled buildings on an agricultural campus operated by Stanford University. Photograph by Bernardo Grijalva The structures are situated on the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, located on the edge of the university’s campus in Silicon Valley. The Farm not only […]

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