Framlab is an innovative architecture and design studio based in New York.
Founded by Andreas Tjeldflaat, Framlab is not just a studio, but aims to create unique objects and works for a better future and to try to give answers to today’s complex issues, such as climate change.
The last fantastic and complex project was carried out in Brooklyn, Framlab has created “Glasir”, structures similar to trees able to partially solve the problem of the agricultural crisis.
In fact, agriculture has always been at the basis of civilization, playing a primary role in our society. “Since the days of hunting and harvesting, the practice of cultivating land and farm animals has catapulted humanity forward – bringing new prosperity and development. However, the ancient form of agriculture is far removed from its industrialized counterpart today”.
Today, there are many solutions, but it is not long before Framlab has responded with a unique and revolutionary system for urban agriculture.
The project combines the flexibility of production with the efficiency of airplane growth systems, offering self-regulating vertical agricultural structures capable of supplying districts and other areas with zero km products at affordable prices all year round.
Glasir is a model composed of a single trunk that grows in a rhythmic and modular way, developing on different levels of branches. This system consists of ten modules – five growth, three production and two access modules. Each branch is interconnected, allowing Glasir to assemble in an infinite number of configurations and branches.
Through a complex system of elevation and distribution of the production modules, Framlab’s system enables extremely high yielding local production of vegetables and vegetables, and also aims to create a gradual change in the streets of Brooklyn with these futuristic structures.