From the Series
Farmadelphia by the Front Studio, proposes to transform the urban environment by introducing bucolic farmlands into the city’s urban fabric. Adopting the extensive sprawl of overgrown lots and vacant buildings, the project seeks to fortify Philadelphia’s green legacy and encourage community entrepreneurship in taking responsibility for each block’s farm harvest. The Farmadeliphication of once decrepit buildings into farm structures advances fresh ways of seeing old structures as well as allowing for an organic transformation of history that contributes to the present day fabric. The irony of the farm and the city ceases to be a paradox as both function as one integral machine, combining the pleasure of open sky and land with the richness of city living.