School of Architecture, Graduate

Student: Matthew Mitchell
Faculty: Alexandra Barker

URB.AG.INC, standing for Urban Agricultural Incubator, is a speculative project on the adaptive re-use of the iconic Brooklyn Grain Terminal. This project seeks to redefine space for human and non-human occupants, which is becoming an ever-growing necessity in the current urban environment. Anamorphic projections were used to derive form creating an emergent aesthetic appropriate for the human and non-human convergence, the point where nature combines with industry.

The Chunk Model displays the systems thinking which drove the design of the project. The combination of the anamorphic projection with the existing Silo’s created a system for the vertical travel of water, both up from the bay pumps and down from the rain water collection system.