Many of us still jump to conclusions when we hear "hydroponics" and New York Sun Works wants to change that. The organization is known internationally for its Science Barge on the Hudson River, which showcases sustainable agricultural practices for the public. But the barge is actually part of a larger plan to integrate hydroponics into building planning and design. During a summer when droughts are hitting Americans across the country and municipalities are limiting water use, hydroponics is an idea whose time has come.
Architects and planners, take note. Several months ago, New York Sun Works got together with architecture firm Kiss + Cathcart and reimagined the greenhouse.