THIS BIO-SPHERE IS A COMBINATION OF MY RECENT VENTURE IN 3D PRINTING  AND MY CHILDHOOD INTEREST IN GROWING PLANTS.

IM FASCINATED BY NATURE`S METHOD OF ONGOING GROWTH AND THEREFORE I WANTED TO GROW MY OWN DESIGN.I BELIVE THIS SPHERE IS THE MISSING LINK IN SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE,WHITHIN IT IS A PERFECTENVIROMENT IF GARDEN SPACE IS MINIMAL ESPECTIALLY IN AN URBAN ENVIROMENT.

BUCKMINISTER FULLER HAS BEEN MY INSPIRATION FOR THE STRUCTURE OF THIS SPHERICALGARDEN. A CONTImage_Radiolarian.jpgINOUS TENSION IS FORMED BECAUSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS OF THIS SPHERE,WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY MAKE IT INCREDIBLY STRONG. HOWEVER, MORE IMPORTANTLY THE REASON FOR THIS SPHERE  IS A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF NATURE.THE STRUCTURE OF A GEODESIC DOME CONFIRMS THE RESEARCH ON THE MOST MICROSCOPIC LEVEL. IT IS A CLEAR REPRESENTATION OF "MICROCOSMOS IN MACROCOSMOS" IN THIS ASPECT THE SPHERICAL SHAPE OF THE GARDEN RECALLS MICRO-ORGANISMS DESCRIBED BY D`ARCY`S, W THOMSON`S IN THE BOOK "ON GROWTH AND FORM. EXAMPLES ARE SMALL SEA CREATURES RADIOLARA,EYE CORONERA OR STRUCTURES OF SPHERICAL VIRUSES.THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE ORGANIZ\SMS IS THE RESULT OF THE NATURAL TENDENCY TO MAINTAIN INTERNAL BALANCE.

 

GEODESIC STRUCTURES PROVES THAT EXTREAMLY DENSE GEODESIC POLYHEDRONS REPRESENT A MODEL OF PHYSICAL SYSTEM WHICH HUMAN EYES RECIEVE AS SPHERE (BUBBLE,WATER DROP ETC..)FOR EXAMPLES OUR EYES CANNOT SEE SINGLE PARTICLES IN VERY THIN TRANSPARENT LAYER OF THE BUBBLE, THEY DONT DETECT FORCES BETWEEN THEM, BUT THEY STILL EXIST.

THIS STUDY REPRESENT NOT JUST THE MOST EFFICTIENT METHOD OF CLOSING THE SPACE (MINIMUM MATERIAL - MAXIMUM VOLUME) BUT REPRESENTS A REAL MODEL OF INVISIBLE PHENOMENA.

BUT ITS NOT JUST THIS IT IS NOT JUST AN OBJECT IT IS A LOT MORE.SPHERICAL GARDEN IS A RESULT OF TWO YEARS RESEARCH ABOUT PROBLEMS LINKED WITH URBANISATION,GLOBALISATION AND FOOD PRODUCTION.IT IS INSPIRED BY MODERN ARCHITECTURE DIGITAL FABRICATION AND TECHNOLOGY USED IN HORTICULTURE .IT ALLOWS US TO CREATE  INDOOR GARDENS IN ANY HABITAT OR CLIMATE IN A WAY UNKNOWN BEFORE.

THIS IS NEW VISION AND APPROACH IN FURNITURE DESIGN NOT JUST BRINGS TECHNOLOGY AND NATURE TOGGETHER,BUT IT SETS A NEW DIRACTION WITHIN SUSTAINABLE DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE.

SPHERICAL GARDEN IS THE PERFECT SHOW PIECE FOR LARGE KITCHENS,LOUNGE ROOMS,SCHOOLS,HALLS AND PUBLIC SPACES.THE MAIN INTENTION OF THE PROJECT WAS TO CREATE A LONG-TERM POSITIVE IMPACT AND REMIND PEOPLE ABOUT IMPORTANCE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF PLANTS AND THE ISSUES LINKED WITH RAPID URBANISATION.

 

AS I HAVE MENTIONED EARLIER I HAVE USED 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE JOINTS FABRICATION AND STANDART 3 AXIS CNC ROUTER.WHOLE STRUCTURE IS FABRICATED WITH 4MM POLYCARBONATE AND ASSEMBLED TOGHETHER BY JOINTS PRINTED IN ABS. I HAVE USED OPEN SOURCE BASED PRINTER Z-MORPH,DESIGNED BY JAWORDESIGN STUDIO. MORE ABOUT PRINTER YOU WILL FIND HERE >>>  www.zmorph3d.com

BECAUSE SPHERICAL GARDEN USE HYDROPONICS FOR SUPPLYING PLANTS WITH NUTRITION ,WATER TANK AND THE BASE ARE MADE FROM CORIAN. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY EFFICTIENT FLOOD AND DRAIN SYSTEM,WHICH ALLOW US GROW THE PLANTS WHITOUT USE OF SOIL, IN ALMOST STERILE ENVIROMENT. TO MAKE GROWTH OF THE  PLANTS POSSIBLE INDOOR, AS A LIGHTING  I USE VERY EFFICIENT LED SYSTEM. THIS ALLOWS US  SAVE UP TO 80% OF ENERGY COMPERING TO TRADITIONAL LIGHTS USED IN HORTICULTURE .(MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT LIGITHING HERE)SPHERICAL GARDEN IS FULLY SCALEABLE AND CUSTOMIZABLE.IT CAN BE SENT AS A FLAT PACK OR BE SHIPED AS READY TO USE FULL WORKING PLUG AND PLAY UNIT. I PROVIDE INSTALATION,SERVICE AND LONG TERM MAINTENANCE  FOR PURCHASED PRODUCT. AS WELL IM OFFERING ALL PLANS DXF,DWG,STL FILES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ANYONE INTRESTED IN BUILDING THIS GARDEN BY THEIR OWN.

IF YOU REQUIRE MORE TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS ABOUT THIS PROJECT AND PRICES PLEASE CONTACT WITH ME VIA THIS WEBSITE

FURNITURE AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER MARCIN GLADZIK

 

 

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