Växthus Green House
Year 2, Semester 1
Coordinator: Jeremy Ficca
Studio Instructor: Mick McNutt
In six person groups, we were asked to create a built environment for the optimal growth of plants during the winter. The structure is meant to extend the growing season for the Octopus Garden in Friendship, Pittsburgh. Taking into consideration a four foot by ten foot planting bed, we designed our structure to be collapsible and made from off-the-shelf parts for easy storage and replacement.
Utilizing both electrical and plumbing elements, we manufactured a flexible structure that could fit on any planting bed within the garden and by using a simple modular system, we also promoted water collection at multiple points throughout the structure. Our structure is still in place at the Octopus Garden today and is said to be a huge success.