The discussion around nature in relation to our artifical, urban environment already brought us along vertical forests, wild animals, floating gardens and markets. The trick to balance modern technology and materials with our natural surroundings is very much sought after. Samantha Lee’s design for a floating urban farm that grows medicinal plants and herbs in a series of nets along the brick wall of Regent’s canal in London, is taking the whole enterprise one step further. The factory’s design employs a waterwheel to wash, dry, grind, and distill herbs into their commercial state. The design is a response to Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos’s Vertical Studio at the Architectural Association.