STAY ALIVE IN 25 >> GROUP 5 >> GO TRANSNATURAL!
Michael Pieters, Wencke Nilsson and Muruschka Kartosonto think our future can be saved by incorporating the beauty and power of nature in our culture. We should not only live eco-friendly and be aware of what damage we do to our planet. We should respect the power of nature more, what it can produce and how it grows and sustains itself. This knowledge and power we must integrate in our lifestyle, they believe their generation should be aware of alternatives for harming materials and energy sources. Energy is in nature, it’s all around it. As the RE-generation we should reconnect with nature again, embrace and integrate it, become transnatural! The last weeks of 2011 they will inspire you with there journey through several fields of lifestyle and explore the opportunities of living a transnatural life!
In today’s multitasking society of chaos we are almost forced to consume with the same speed. Urbanization makes this information not easy to handle. By being self-sufficient and cultivating your own food its possible to step out of this suffocation.
The String Gardens from Fedor van der Valk are a series of self-supporting, hanging plant containers. A new and inventive way to hang plants and flowers! String Garden uses 3-D crocheting techniques. The roots are covered in moss and grass.
Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray create crowdsourced R&D solutions for environmental issues. Windowfarm is a growing system that allows for year-round growing. It lets plants use natural window light, the climate control of your living space, and organic “liquid soil.”
This design by Caroline Prisse is exactly as the name implies, the chair is made from a sturdy, wooden construction which has ‘pockets’ in which plastic pots are placed and used to house and grow plants or produce.
Growingcity is a research and design thinktank focused on exposing the potential of
urban agriculture. This is a housing project that integrates shared greenhouse spaces with affordable housing.
Part of the idea here is to encourage social connectivity through the producitive use of spaces that are normally unused, such as the rooftop. The entire site is oriented to the south to maximize natural light, and residents have the option to grow vegetables year-round in rooftop greenhouses that extend down through cores.