As we all know, the expansion of the industry and large cities are reducing the amount of arable land around our urban centers. And this affects our lives in many ways. Since there is less arable land available, agriculture faces a big problem. And the lack of food could be a serious issue in the long run. That is why engineers and designers are creating, or trying to create, new methods and techniques for producing food. And Dynamic Vertical Networks are one such idea.
What Exactly Are Dynamic Vertical Networks?
Dyv-Net, or Dynamic Vertical Networks are a new concept of farming structures. And this system was designed by a Spanish company called JAPA Architects. They have created an idea that could revolutionize the way in which we grow our crops, fruits, and vegetables. And Dyv-net is a modern, efficient, and Eco-friendly system. However, it remains to be seen if the idea will stand the test of time and if it will be as good in reality as it is good in theory.
In essence, the primary idea behind Dyv-net is to save space and to build upwards. Which means that new farming structures will be stacked one upon each other, reaching heights of almost 200 meters. Apparently, the concept was derived from the traditional Chinese farming agriculture. And their shifting terraces with rice are indeed a very inspiring and picturesque scene.
Why Should We Use Dynamic Vertical Networks?
JAPA Architects are planning first to introduce these structures in Hong Kong. And this urban area is a perfect example of how urbanization is “eating up” arable land. As a matter of fact, the entire China has only 15% of land that can be cultivated. And since the year 2000 – the urban areas have expanded by 10%.
Despite these facts, China is still the leader in the world when it comes to the agricultural output, but structures such as Dynamic Vertical Networks can significantly improve the yield of the agricultural sector. Furthermore, these systems will be much closer to city centers, which reduces time and costs for transportation, and various other benefits can also develop as a side-effect of this new farming method.