Entry Title: " Invisible Farm"
Company:
MisoSoupDesign
, Taiwan
Category: Professional, Other
Designer(s): Minnie Jan


Entry Description:

Invisible farm is a series of hexagon units, which let user create their
own vertical farm
pattern on their windows.

Global urbanization has resulted most of the population living in urban
area. Our living
style is getting farther and farther from cultivating vegetables and
surrounded with
favorite flowers. However, there is still hope having your small garden
along with your
tiny windows. Invisible farm units are able to adapt any size of
windows by configuring
its formation.

Invisible farm is following the basic concept of vertical garden with
hydroponic system,
which circulates water with nutrients for plants to grow without soil.
There are a few
options for the medium for plants to glow instead of using soil, such
as coconuts hair or
sponge for hydroponic system to well circulate water. In our case, we
use gel polymer with
plants nutrients, which allows lights to transmit through it.

Invisible farm units maximize use of small windows in high density
cities to harvest
edible plants or green plants and decorate your windows on your own
way.

About the Company:

MisoSoupDesign was established in New
York City in 2004, and has expanded the
area of activity in Barcelona, Spain,
and Tokyo, Japan. Jan and Nagatomo were
the selected researchers for Solar
Decathlon Europe 2010 in the Institute
for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia,
Barcelona. They dedicate their practice
on researching material property,
systematic strategy, and re-evaluate
functionality. Both being USGBC LEED
accredited professionals, they are aware
of the direct connection between
environment and limited resource, and
the concept of their design constantly
incorporates new ideas with minimal
wasted material. With the aid of digital
technology, they began to apply the
systematic way of thinking in furniture
design, and discover the surprising
moment when form meets function.

Awards:

* 2013 Green Dot Awards - 3rd Place Winner - Other Category