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Oct. 16, 2017 12:54 pm

Terreform ONE wins $20,000 prize for its incredible cricket farm

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Terreform ONE’s cricket shelter.

Terreform ONE's cricket shelter.

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When we’re all eating cricket protein on what’s left of our planet in the future, this is what the cricket farms might look like.

Brooklyn Navy Yard–based design firm Terreform ONE just won a $20,000 design prize from the LafargeHolcim Foundation for its design of a modular edible insect farm.

“It’s intended for the impending food crisis, where people will need access to good sources of alternative protein, as raising livestock is not possible at our current rate of consumption and resource extraction,” according to a description on Terreform ONE’s site. “In an advanced economic setting, this farm can introduce a sophisticated and ultra-sanitary method of locally harvesting insects for the production of cricket flour in fine cuisine recipes.”

Terreform ONE is a nonprofit architecture and research group, based at New Lab (where we met its cofounder, Vivian Kuan, last year). The organization works on designing buildings and products for a future different from our present.

The LafargeHolcim Foundation is a Zurich, Switzerland-based nonprofit which holds global competitions and prizes for the best designs for an environmentally sustainable future.

If eating bugs seems foreign to you, a fine Brooklyn cocktail might warm you up to it.

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