Concrete Casting Tubes Grow Lettuce

#75. Concrete Casting Tubes Grow Lettuce


A recycled and recyclable installation in the P.S. 1 courtyard, Public Farm One is a stage for the museum’s summer music series and a model for vertical farming in the city. Cardboard tubes from concrete casting are used as planters while structural columns contain phone-charging stations and juice dispensers. Public Farm One suggests a strategy for productive leisure spaces that are integrative and entertaining. Plantings include peas, mint, rhubarb, and fennel. Amale Andraos and Dan Wood founded WORK Architecture Company in New York in 2003.


WORKac; P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Centre; MoMA

Location: P.S. 1 Courtyard, Queens, New York, USA, 2008

Tools: Steel structure, cardboard planters, dirt, water, seeds


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I actually went to see PS1 this summer and the structure is even more impressive when you see it live!