If you thought Ikea is just all about modern, minimalist desks and chairs, you’re in for a green surprise. Ikea’s futuristic and solution-oriented lab, Space10, has recently unveiled, The Growroom–a huge, multi-tiered spherical garden that can grow food that can feed an entire neighborhood. And to encourage urban gardening and local sourcing, Space10 has made the design plans for The Growroom available online for free!
Architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, plus the Space10 team designed The Growroom. The plans detail 17 steps and makes use of 17 sheets of plywood to complete the pavilion structure. “Slices” are designed so that plants from all levels receive enough water and light. The architects intended The Growroom to be used as a neighborhood garden in cities and urban areas with little space for conventional farming. Anyone with enough space can also use it in their own backyard.
According to Space10, “The Growroom is designed to support our everyday sense of well-being in the cities by creating a small oasis or ‘pause’ architecture in our high paced societal scenery, and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants”.
Source: Huffington Post