concept design

Pocket Green, a company specialising in urban farming, approached Terence and Mei Ying to design a traveling farm made from a shipping container. The roving farm would be set up in different locations within Singapore, staying for a period of only 3 months at each location, so the farm needed to remain easily transportable. The client's brief requested for many different functions to be packed within the limited space of a 20' container, which was to be a challenge.

A "transformable" farm was designed; segments of the container can be wheeled out to reveal rows of shelves displaying potted herbs and other urban farming merchandise for sale. A flexible event space can also be created to host workshops for members of the public. When it is time to pack up and move to the next location, the shelves simply need to be wheeled back into the container, after which the farm can be easily transported again.