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GrowRoom seeks to to increase public awareness of gardening spaces and design in those spaces. To allow for gardening in small spaces with greater yields and to provide food security. To challenge yard design away from beds, gazebos and decks. To use materials and design so that people can adapt and use structure as their own.

2018 Winners:

Hay YOU is a versatile growing structure, equally suitable for community and residential gardening. Using hay as a growing medium has many benefits, including water retention, weed and pest deterrent, and compostability. A user-friendly parametric modeling interface enables prospective hay gardeners to optimize the structure based on inputted constraints. The generated cut list and CNC file use standardized components, easily purchasable at local hardware stores, and assembled to create a unique, but highly functional, vertical gardening structure.

Moist Club is a recycled foam mass that provides a light and malleable infrastructure for plant growth. The mass captures rainfall and absorbs the warmth of sunlight – an ideal environment for plants to grow within and upon. The saturated room has swiss-carved openings, operating as windows, doors, and moist pots. Here form does not follow function, form follows photosynthetic growth.

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