marcelo ertorteguy's imaginary farming homes suggest a greener way to live
marcelo ertorteguy's imaginary farming homes suggest a greener way to live marcelo ertorteguy's imaginary farming homes suggest a greener way to live
oct 16, 2016

marcelo ertorteguy's imaginary farming homes suggest a greener way to live


‘the garden and the machine’ is a series of hypothetical vignettes created by marcelo ertorteguy envisioning imaginary self-sufficient ‘home-machines’ or ‘green-machines’. each utopical scheme suggests a dialogue between a form of dwelling and an automated farming device, evoking an improbable but allegorical and simplified sustainable life.

(above) the ‘scaffold farm’
(main) the ‘silo crank’



marcelo ertorteguy is a new york-based venezuelan architect and co-founder of the design studio ‘stereotank’. his whimsical designs include a swimming pool where each lap aids in watering trees that dangle overhead, or a field of crops that can be hitched to a truck and driven away. the vignettes — although unlikely — succeed in highlighting just how dependent every-day innocuous activities are on our farming and agriculture industries, and suggest a more laid-back world where filling your grain silo is as easy as lounging on a swing chair. each dwelling bears a catchy, often quite literal nickname: the ‘solar slice’, the ‘vegetable loop’ and the ‘viaduct field’, all making an appearance.

the ‘solar slice’

the ‘vegetable loop’

the ‘viaduct field’




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