ARCHITECTURE - The CAFO
Transit-oriented Development / Dairy Processing Facility -- Hoboken, NJ -- Teammate: Fiona Booth
Located at Hoboken Terminal between Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey, this project explores the design of urban housing for 12,500 people in relation to major transit infrastructure and a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). This 5,000-unit housing project is focused around the accommodation of 20,000 dairy cows. More cows than people! Where most CAFOs encourage unhealthy and inhumane living conditions for cows, this development seeks to create a humane CAFO in an urban situation through the inclusion of significant grazing land, stacked cow living areas, and efficient milking and dairy processing facilities. Through the mixture of human and cow dwellings, a new pastoral condition is created within the dense fabric of Eastern New Jersey. A reciprocal relationship is formed between the human tenants and cow tenants, both socially and economically. A humane living environment for cows equals happier cows. Happy cows make more milk. More milk provides more economic benefit to the human tenants living in the development and a more sustainable nutrition lifestyle for the housing development and surrounding urban environments of New Jersey and New York City.