Seeking to explore power as crucial factor in the design of the built environment, we will look at energy systems and related objects, from sites of generation to spaces of consumption, from distribution networks to control rooms.

Tutors: Filip Geerts and Sanne van den Breemer
Director of Studies: Salomon Frausto

Contributors: Santiago Ardila, Juan Benavides, Daniella Camarena, Stef Dingen, Marco Fusco, Jack Garay Arauzo, Theodora Gelali, Shaiwanti Gupta, Hao Hsu, Marianthi Papangelopoulou, Felipe Quintero, Gent Shehu, Siyuan Wang


Mairai, the world’s largest indoor farm, is located in Miyagi prefecture in Japan. The farm is an adaptive reuse building by an abandoned Sony factory. Comparing to traditional farmland, the agriculture factory, with 25,000 square feet of futuristic garden beds and 17,500 LEDs lights in a bacteria-free and pesticide-free environment, the farm could improve the growth percentage of lettuce, lowering food waste from the 40 percent for lettuce grown outdoors to less than 3 percent, which harvests 10,000 heads of fresh lettuce every day.