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132 267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
A networked school shares infrastructure to restore farming in the Hudson Valley; invoking the American pastoral brand language, adaptive building typologies privilege evolving ecological needs, redirecting eco-tourism to seed intentional communities for the restoration of dispossessed land; with Feifei Zhou and Galen Pardee at Columbia GSAPP
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267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms
267 Frozen Ridge Road / U-Farms

A networked school shares infrastructure to restore farming in the Hudson Valley; invoking the American pastoral brand language, adaptive building typologies privilege evolving ecological needs, redirecting eco-tourism to seed intentional communities for the restoration of dispossessed land; with Feifei Zhou and Galen Pardee at Columbia GSAPP.

“Here’s the thing about an apple: it sticks in the throat. It’s a package deal: lust and understanding. Immortality and death. Sweet pulp with cyanide seeds. It’s a bang on the head that births up whole sciences. A golden delicious discord, the kind of gift chucked into a wedding feast that leads to endless war. It’s the fruit that keeps the gods alive. The first, worst crime, but a fortunate windfall. Blessed be the time that apple taken was.”
—Richard Powers, The Overstory

“The taste of the apple [...] lies in the contact of the fruit with the palate, not in the fruit itself.”
—Jorge Luis Borges, Obra Poética

Imported and woven into American folklore, the apple was used as a tool to privatize public land. Today, this folklore has grown to promote ecotourism in the Hudson Valley, providing novel yet fleeting revenue sources to small farms under threat of urbanization, which can be read as the folklore’s original intent.

Adapting its name from the Hudson-Valley branded 'U-Pick' ecotourism tactic spreading throughout Orange County, NY as additional revenue sources for small and independent farms resisting urban development, 'U-Farms' proposes a subversion, of the tourist as student, farmer as teacher, in a networked school, sharing labor and infrastructure to restore farming in the Hudson Valley.

Invoking the American pastoral brand language, adaptive building typologies mix farm and residential, public and private, to privilege evolving ecological needs over the white picket fence, redirecting eco-tourism to seed intentional communities for the restoration of dispossessed land.

Full case study forthcoming.

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Andrew Chee, SP23
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Shared research in collaboration with Erisa Nakamura. As part of Advanced Architecture Studio IV with Feifei Zhou and Galen Pardee.

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