Modular Garden

A self watering, expandable garden.

 

Context.

Brief – stage 1

Make a product or a system to bridge the gap between nature and people in built/constructed environment.


Brief – stage 2

Most people have grown up near and around plants and nature, and as they've grown up and moved away from their families they've lost that touch with nature for different reasons, although they might not necessarily have wanted to. Some are even scared of their living situation and how cut off from nature it is.

In PG accommodations, most people have tried to reestablish that connect with nature by keeping small plants, picking accommodations with gardens and lawns, keeping windows and doors open for cross ventilation, and spending time in tree populated places, regardless of how far. Some of these attempts lasted while others did not, because of the tight schedule of a college life and other unforeseen circumstances.

In what way might we create a product to facilitate this attempt at reestablishing a relationship with nature, despite the hindrances of living in a built environment/habitat and as urban dwellers with a race-like life.

A greener life for the busy.

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Iteration 1

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Iteration 2

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Result of form iteration

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water

reservoir

Level 2

Level 1

Water channel

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water

reservoir

valve

plug

connecting pipes with holes

container holding electronics

The water reservoir holds water, and the electronically app controlled valves open at intervals determined by the user based on the volume of water required by the particular plant.

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App controlled

amount of water and how many times a day

Modular

find a shape that fits your space

Easy attach and detach

Easy water refill

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