IKEA Releases Free Designs For A Garden Sphere That Feeds A Neighborhood

Making something of value for your neighborhood may seem like a tough job, even an impossible one for some. But this idea from IKEA might just prove to go the distance. The Garden Sphere you can see in the photo or The Grow Room as it is called, can be successfully used to grow food. The innovative design and smart use of space will provehelpful in developing small sustainable food supplies in urban areas. The product was made in an IKEA lab called Space10, by architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husumto. The people behind this concept envision their approach to products like this DIY garden like printers, once rare but with time accessible in every household. That is why they released the designs for free to everyone interested. Now all you need to build this is a hammer, some screws and plywood. Check it out in closer detail on this next link.

The Growroom was designed by Space10 and architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum. And all it takes to complete the 17-step, architect-designed DIY garden of your dreams is plywood, a visit to your local community workshop, rubber hammers, metal screws and some patience.

Space10 writes:

Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from. … The challenge is that traditional farming takes up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments.

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. The pavilion, built as a sphere, can stand freely in any context and points in a direction of expanding contemporary and shared architecture.

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