Michael Robertson on New York's Riverpark Urban Farm

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Concepts for vertical forests and farms have grown in their popularity due to the sustainable utopia they represent. Not only does the idea of creating vertical high-rise buildings that include trees and vegetation seem like an innovative and highly possible idea, but the stylised renderings submitted by the industry's best also help to create the urban paradise image. That is however, their downfall.

DesignBuild Source is dedicated to fostering concepts and out of the square thinking, but there is also a sense of disappointment that sometimes comes when these concepts don't make it off the page. It is fantastic that sustainable concepts are being created, but even better when they come to fruition, in the fashion of Stefano Boeri's 'Bosco Verticale'...

As sourced from RiverparkFarm
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