Farmy designs out waste and pollution by selecting materials that hold on to the value—ensuring they remain in circulation and out of landfill.
The way we make, use, and dispose of things matters.
Contemporary building has given little thought to sustainability, often finished with toxic materials that contaminate the environment and prevent reuse.
Part of a broader societal throw-away culture, this kind of thinking depletes limited natural resources by burying them in landfills—never to be seen or used again.
Eliminating waste from the start, Farmy carefully selects materials and products that can be easily reused or recycled, and favours natural materials.
We are often told we are materialistic. It seems to me, we are not materialistic enough. We have a disrespect for materials. We use it quickly and carelessly. – George Monbiot
Building for Tomorrow
No longer separated into small lots, our homes are gathered together for energy-efficiency, connection, and communal identity. Clustered homes share a collective open space and access to the farm and orchard.
Most homes aren’t built to last. Farmy endeavours to extend the life of the building and its components as long as possible through adaptive reuse and refurbishment, before replacement.
Farmy uses natural materials and products, designed for efficiency and performance. We look at the long-term design life of materials to select those with the lowest lifecycle impact. Some examples include recyclable metal components, FSC-certified woods, natural fibres, and eco-sensitive stains and paints.