‘Live Share Grow’ Farm Tower Proposal / Brandon Martella

Courtesy of Brandon Martella

With produce coming from the Imperial Valley, Central Valley, neighboring states and other countries the 30,000 plus residents of ’s central urban context consume 21,231,000 pounds of produce each year. Where will we get our food? Transparency in the food industry needs to occur and enlighten blinded consumers. Our city needs to handle this critical issue with an architecture that responds. A new type of residential tower needs to come forth. Utilizing vertical farming, Brandon Martella’s “Live Share Grow’ proposal is a new model of living can be tested and resolved in a dense vertical community. More images and architects’ description after the break.