Directed to the needs of an urban audience CHEF CSA is catered to the varied tastes of the urban consumer.
The farm is a cantilevered roof structure that forms a living skin.
As crops mature over varying planting cycles, the full range of color from their harvest will read across the surface, providing a high degree of visibility that signals the changing seasons and their importance to the food we eat.
While conventional farming spaces crop rows apart to allow sufficient sunlight and machine access, space in an urban condition is too valuable to go unused.
Slopes, calculated based on the size of plants, soil depths, required sunlight, and seasonal variation, maximize the amount of sunlight utilized by crops, while allowing for necessary circulation and maintenance.
Spaces beneath the planting zones are utilized for support programs, the C.H.E.F. CSA store, educational facilities, research, administration and marketing.
CHEF CSA is a concept for a farm that needs the city to exist, and likewise, creates for the city an important new amenity.