Rideau Residences Building-Integrated Agriculture . Project Description

279 Crichton Street, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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Having been a former railway siding, the potential for contamination was significant in the very limited growing area available at ground level around 279 Crichton Street.  The desire to grow food within 10 metres of where it is consumed on a dense urban lot, was satisfied by elevating the garden to the roof top.  The building below had been designed to support … Read More

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279 Crichton Street . Project Description

279 Crichton Street, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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In December 2010, while the outdoor temperature was in the minus double digits, a fuse in the heating system of Chris Straka’s home failed and the system shut down. He neglected to replace it until four days later when his partner Carmen asked if he had lowered the thermostat. The indoor temperature had dropped 3 degrees.

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