There is nothing healthier than being able to grow ones’ own food. With the increasing use of unhealthy fertilizers and growth hormones in producing fruits and vegetables, one cannot ask for more. Thanks to SPACE10, we now have ‘The Growroom’, an open source design for creating an urban farm pavilion that makes available an innovative food producing architecture. This has the potential to allow people to grow the local produce from the comfort of their homes.
SPACE10, in collaboration with architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik-Husum, has created ‘The Growroom’. This compact urban farm helps to make our cities greener and foster social well-being in the interests of sustainable development. The Growroom is a beautiful tall garden in the form of a sphere where one can easily grow local food. Thus it could play its own part in making our future more sustainable.
SPACE10 observed a widespread interest amongst people to either buy or exhibit The Growroom. Therefore, instead of shipping it across continents, it has now released an open source design. So just like everyone can grow his own food by using it, in the same way, everyone can construct his own Growroom.
The construction is fairly simple because of the easy accessibility of state-of-the-art factory tools to the common man. People in major cities can easily avail the latest 3D techniques, laser cutting etc. This makes it possible for people to produce many things on their own. SPACE10 decided to make use of this great opportunity to released cutting files for The Growroom. The single material used to create is readily available in all parts of the world. The designing is quite intuitive and easy to handle; making it quite easy to construct. All that is required are two rubber hammers and few sheets of plywood. But, the only catch is, you must live in a place that has a fab lab or workplace with a CNC milling machine.
The Growroom is Designed in a Way That it Benefits the Cities With a Size of …
To sustain our environment, it is important to be able to grow local produce. The global food market makes a significant impact by pressurizing the environment in a negative manner. At the same time, the traditional methods of farming require a lot of space. The Growroom helps reduce food miles and educate the children how food is grown. Moreover, we know for a fact that the local produce is quite tastier, healthier, and organic. So it creates a win-win situation for everyone.
Designed in a way that it benefits the cities, The Growroom has a size of 2.8 x 2.5 meter. Moreover, because of its vertical design, it doesn’t have a big spatial footprint. It helps people to surround themselves with the pleasing aroma of herbs and plants and stay close to nature; at the same time, making them able to cherish the true taste of fruits and vegetables.
This spherical pavilion stands free and points in all directions. The design is such that it ensures that each level gets adequate water and light. Therefore, it activates the growth of plants and also acts as a shelter for the person within.
Licensed Under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public
The Growroom can be constructed in seventeen simple steps. There is no permission required for building, sharing or copying its design according to the stated Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License. You only have to give credit to SPACE10 and the architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum. So what are you waiting for? Download the cutting files and take the first step to bring this beautiful garden home.