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Interview: Architect Thomas Kosbau on the exciting future of sustainable design in NYC

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To see food, community gardens, and urban agriculture become such a priority is a litmus for how important it is to the world.

By Emily Nonko
6ftsq
June 26, 2017

Excerpt:

ORE’s latest project—and the one Kosbau feels best embodies his design philosophy—is Farmhouse, a sustainably-designed, minimalist community venue and kitchen for the city organization GrowNYC. The Union Square building features a live indoor growing area, fully-functioning kitchen, and a design inspired by the traditional geometry of the American barn. Kosbau and GrowNYC have continued their partnership to design a massive Bronx agricultural distribution center for the organization, to be called FoodHub. When it opens, the building will employ the city’s first closed-loop, entirely organic energy system that utilizes self-purifying algae blooms generated by rainwater. The system, of course, was designed by Kosbau.

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UK: Central London’s loveliest community garden has reopened

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The Garden was saved by a crowdfunding campaign that raised nearly £19,000

By Isabelle Aron
Time Out London
June 27 2017

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Finding somewhere to eat your lunch that isn’t your dingy office kitchen or a dirty bench on a busy road can be tricky in central London, so it’s welcome news that the Phoenix Garden has reopened after an 18-month renovation. Tucked away off Shaftesbury Avenue, this hidden leafy oasis is one of the original seven Covent Garden community gardens and was built on a car park in the 1980s – like that Joni Mitchell song, except the opposite.

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