Agricultural Urbanism is designed as a huge project that would have a number of houses with terraced rooftop gardens, all arranged in a fashion to make the best use of available resources. The concept from designer Greg Chung Whan Park puts together the old concept of terraced farming, with modern architecture and housing, both above and under the same roof respectively.
As the designer sees it, the houses will be constructed at a number of levels, each level having its own terrace that could be used for farming. Terraces are arranged so as to provide the best available conditions to the growth of plants, and are designed in a way that follows the movement of the sun across the sky. The designer says the crops could be grown either individually or communally, and serve as great grounds for vertical farms.
Additionally, these farms will also provide great insulation for the houses. Vertical farms also have the advantage of being resistant to erosion due to their structure, and pests don’t really like that design.