Image: Detail of photoillustration by Viktor Koen for Portfolio
Condo Sales Drop Drives Conversion of Star Architect Towers to Greenhouses
"A weak real estate market leaves hundreds of glass condo towers designed by star architects unsold and unpopulated." The futuristic vision in which these empty condos serve as greenhouses is just one of the potential solutions to a looming food crisis imagined and humorously illustrated by a slide show titled "In Case of Emergency" in Conde Nast's Portfolio.In addition to converting designer condos to greenhouses, imagine pressing all SUVs into service as chicken coops, harvesting tears from hedge fund boom babies to water microgardens, harvesting Donald Trump's stem cells for making cheese, and using the carbon dioxide exhaled by yogis chanting "Om" to promote growth in food production.
Thanks to tipster Regina for sharing this giggle with us. Give your eyes and your mind a treat by looking in the window of Viktor Koen's imagination of a strange, green future.
postscript: A "sharp eyes" award goes to any TreeHugger who notices the the urban greenhouse image was used in a slightly earlier post on Techno-Urban Survivalism. Kudos to Viktor Koen for provoking such inspiration.