I AIN S HRIVER
CONTENTS BOSTON HOSPITAL -
RURAL STUDIO FARM - 14 WETUMPKA IMPACT CRATER MUSEUM - 26
Through the research into the class’s diet as well as regional cooking and farming techniques, “We Are What We Eat” was our first step of a much larger project titled The Rural Studio (R)evolution. The (R)evolution was based on the idea of a transition to a “reasonable lifestyle” and the self efficiency of the Studio. To achieve these goals the Rural Studio saw the need for a farm as a means of cultivating not only food but also energy, materials, and ideas. The third year studio was then tasked with the development of a farm masterplan for one of the Rural Studio properties. The Farm was divided into three main zones: Growing, consisting of raised plots, a food forest, and structures to allow vines and other vertical growing plants; Work, parking for trailers and a new workshop; and Recreation / Leisure, student living and open space for games.
At right: Zone diagram of Farm Opposite: Rendered plan of Farm Design by all.
Through a critique of the Western diet, which was titled “We Are What We Eat” the third year studio took an in depth look at the production an distribution of food. Through the research to develop “What We Eat” the Studio made the decision to use the Farm as a means to produce 70% of it’s own food intake. This page: Poster designs for “We Are What We Eat” and the Rural Studio cookbook. Poster designs by Iain Shriver Opposite: Print making workshop at Kennedy Prints!.
Photo by Elena Barthel
Preceding: Rendering of vertical growing elements in summer Above: Details of vertical growing structures without plants Left: Elevation of Rural Studio house with vertical growing All vertical growing designs by Iain Shriver
Previous Pages: Window jamb detail (30), Ground floor plan (31) Above: Preliminary plan sketch Right: Final model, aerial view Opposite: Final model, view towards entrance
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