karen On December - 28 - 2012

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Tony’s farm sits on a site located outside Shanghai, China. Here, on the farm, lots of ecologically controlled fruits and vegetables are grown which are then distributed by the organic food provider Tony. But the farm is not entirely occupied by crop fields. It also includes a very interesting building.The building that was constructed on the farm was a project developed by Playze.The architects and designers adopted a very interesting strategy for this project. They built this structure out of recycled freight containers. Although unusual, buildings and structures made from recycled containers are relatively common for modern architecture. As with any material and strategy, there are advantages and disadvantages in this case. But this was mainly a choice of style.

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Among the traditional elements used on the project we can mention the sun protected outdoor spaces which create a sort of smooth and seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces. It’s a detail based on style as well as on the climatic requirements of the building. The site was very well chosen not only because of the building’s requirements but also because of the farm’s main role and objective.

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