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Figure-Ground Switch | Plan ViewFor New York City to successfully transition into self-sufficiency, a number of enabling morphological transformations must occur. One of which is the “figure-ground switch”, in which nineteenth century blocks see their built mass migrate into the space of the street, freeing the block interior for the inscription of agriculture and other public uses.

Figure-Ground Switch | Plan View
For New York City to successfully transition into self-sufficiency, a number of enabling morphological transformations must occur. One of which is the “figure-ground switch”, in which nineteenth century blocks see their built mass migrate into the space of the street, freeing the block interior for the inscription of agriculture and other public uses.

Figure-Ground Switch | Street View 

Figure-Ground Switch | Street View 

Figure-Ground Switch | Building Density 
The density at which the figure-ground switch would need to achieve to produce 100% of the food for its population.

Figure-Ground Switch | Building Density 


The density at which the figure-ground switch would need to achieve to produce 100% of the food for its population.

Terreform Vertical Growing Surface

Terreform Vertical Growing Surface

Terreform Food Production Barge

Terreform Food Production Barge

Top 20 Innovations in Food
A list compiled by Megan Graber of the Atlantic, Illustrated by Terreform.

Top 20 Innovations in Food


A list compiled by Megan Graber of the Atlantic, Illustrated by Terreform.