Author Archives: chris
My name is Chris Jacobs and I’m a designer living in Los Angeles. I design Vertical Farms for fun and most of all, to help Dr. Dickson Despommier to bring his vision to reality. My Vertical Farm design, created in … Continue reading
This fantastic article was published by and written by Green and Save and written by Steve Surman. Having had an article written about my involvement with the Vertical Farm movement was very flattering, and helped to shed some light on … Continue reading
The classic circular Vertical Farm design in a desert surrounding. All deliveries as well as the entrance are underground. Bottom floor of this farm would be a Produce Market. Modeled and rendered by Dean Fowler. Design, Chris Jacobs and Dean … Continue reading
This amazing new light from San Francisco based LumiGrow Inc. is quickly becoming the industry standard for high tech LED horticulture lighting solutions. I’ve read on many blogs and threads that this lighting system is very effective. The company has … Continue reading
If a Sonotube could be fully waterproofed, then this system could work. Here’s a quickie design I banged out in Rhino – a 3d app I use.
New Designs as of September 19 08 originally presented to the Mindshare group at www.mindshare.la in Los Angeles. Special thanks to Dean Fowler for his help in modeling and rendering (and design help) the “black” building…soon to be GREEN! These … Continue reading
Here are some conceptual designs that were developed prior to the Vertical Farm published in the NYtimes.com article. …and one with Vegitation:
This is a truncated version of this website article…originally published in New York Magazine (April 2007). This article started the Vertical Farm revolution.
The Circular Vertical Farm designed by Chris Jacobs was, in fact, the first attempt to design a “Vertical” farm from scratch. According to Dickson Despommier, The Living Tower, designed by Pierre Sartoux actually wasn’t originally designed to be a Vertical … Continue reading