IKEA releases plans for a spherical garden you can build with tons of plywood and lot of patience

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The Growroom at Munchies FestivalThe Growroom at Munchies Festival

Image: alona vibe/space10

2017%2f02%2f08%2f36%2fsamantha scelzo high res1 720.6b4a5By Samantha Scelzo2017-02-21 19:15:03 UTC

If you've ever wanted to kill everything around you while building something from IKEA, imagine trying to build this awesome garden:

The Denmark-based company Space10, which is supported by IKEA, has released instructions on how to build The Growroom, an incredible wooden spherical garden for people living in urban spaces.

The Growroom was created to encourage people living in cities to grow their own locally, bring nature into urban areas and "tackle the rapidly increasing demand for significantly more food in the future."

According to their website, Space10 is a "future-living lab and exhibition space" in Copenhagen with a mission to:

Investigate the future of urban living by detecting major challenges that will impact people on a global scale, and exploring possible solutions.


Inside of The Growroom

Inside of The Growroom

Image: Alona Vibe/space10

The spherical, layered design has a specific function. According to Space10, "The overlapping slices ensure that water and light can reach the vegetation on each level, without reaching the visitor within and thereby functions as a growth activator for the vegetation and shelter for the visitor." 

Space10 explains that it doesn't make much sense to start shipping food grown in The Growroom overseas when they're trying to promote local food production. So, the design created by Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum is now available to the public so everyone can build their very own Growroom. 

Image: Alona vibe/space10

However, if you've ever tried to build an IKEA desk in the past, building this garden may take a bit more work. The 17-step instructions can be found here, but you'll also need 17 sheets of plywood, a CNC machine, a table saw, two hammers, a screwdriver, these downloadable cutting files, your local fab lab and tons of patience. 

Pieces needed to build your own Growroom

Pieces needed to build your own Growroom

Image: Niklas Vindelev/space10

Although The Growroom might seem difficult to build, the result is totally worth it. Be prepared to enjoy your very own oasis in the heart of your city.


Image: Alona vibe/space10

Topics: Build, Food, garden, IKEA, nature, Watercooler


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