Tech Farm Concept

Tech Farm supports a truly sustainable lifestyle.

Tech Farm is about sharing. Share for a sustainable lifestyle.
As a member of the Tech Farm community, you share ideas, thoughts, contacts and knowledge with others, friends in the collective. One also shares the physical resources needed for an entire lifestyle. Residence, workplace, garden, gym, storage room, kitchen, sauna, restaurant, plantations, meeting places, washing machine, wifi and compost.

Tech Farm has a very compact organization and in the proposal "Tech Farm Stockholm", which accommodates 80 residents, you have 37m2 heated area + 5m2 greenhouse area / person. This includes housing, workplace and supplementary premises such as restaurant, gym, spa and hobby room and workshop. For comparison, it can be mentioned that the average living space in Stockholm is 34m2, average office space/workplace 15m2 and to this comes the above-mentioned supplementary premises.


The building's frame and insulation consist of wood. Wood is renewable, stores carbon dioxide and is relative energy-efficient in production. Can also enable quick assembly. Its relatively low weight can also reduce the use of concrete in the foundation. Solar cells cover the facade and parts of the greenhouse roofs. This makes the house partly self-sufficient in electricity and thanks to a smart dimensioning of battery storage, power peaks can be cut and shifted the use of solar-generated electricity from daytime to em./evening. Which increases the proportion of solar electricity used.


The building is dimensioned according to the international passive house standard and thanks to being well insulated shell, compact form factor, smart installation control and home automation you reach such a low heating demand as 10 kwh/m2/year. (according to the passive house standard max15kwh/m2/year). Incombination with solar cells means that the house can reach a level of plus-energy building. That is a building which actually provides energy to the environment.


The greenhouses function as the house's garden and offer verdant arbors, tomato farms, patios, and kitchen garden land. The plant beds (total approx. 300m2) purify the house's BDT water through the processed wastewater is infiltrated. Pollution is broken down by microorganisms in the bed and the plants absorb nutrients and water and produce greenery, fruit and vegetables. The residents
becomes partially self-sufficient in vegetables and fruit.


The vision is a sustainable building that produces food, instead of waste. A house where the residents share living space, knowledge, ideas and gadgets. A house that generates energy instead of just consuming it and finally, introduce reflection and learning about what you put in and what you flush down the drain. What you flush down comes back to and into your own circulatory system in the tomatoes you eat for breakfast.

 

A sustainable architecture that promotes a truly sustainable lifestyle.

Tech Farm was developed by Tailor Made Arkitekter + Greenhouse Living as a sustainable co-living concept. The Concept was tested on numerous locations around Stockholm. In new buildings as well in existing properties. On differenst scales. 
 

Client: Tech Farm.