Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Areas of Improvement
-Rethink main problem


-Structural Stability
-Simplicity of Form
-Cost Reduction

High Value Problem Redefine
-home farming
-introducing natural sunlight into interior space
Urban Desert: Home Grown Food
-Locally grown
-Provide unique product
-Global Efficiency
-Save money and energy from purchasing vegetables/fruit that have been grown on petroleum-powered farms and trucked to grocery stores (produce purchased in the US travels an average of 1,500 miles from farm to fork)
-Potential return on investment

Basic Scheme
- Use solar tracker to reflect natural sunlight onto interior plants
- Grow tropical plants that require indoor conditions year round

prelim design sketch 

- indoor garden
- control of moisture and drainage
- natural sunlight transmission
- decoration function of the installation

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