Ikea Lab - Designs For A Garden Sphere That Feeds A Neighborhood

If you’ve already constructed Ikea desks and chairs, then it’s time to take your skills to the next level.

Space10, an Ikea lab for futuristic, solutions-oriented designs, released open source plans for The Growroom, a large, multi-tiered spherical garden designed to sustainably grow enough food for an entire neighborhood. Hoping to help spur local growing and sourcing, Space10 made the plans available for free on Thursday.

It takes 17 sheets of plywood to build your own Growroom.

It takes 17 sheets of plywood to build your own Growroom.

Assembly instructions are similar to other Ikea products. Here the Growroom is assembled by its architects, Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum.

Assembly instructions are similar to other Ikea products. Here the Growroom is assembled by its architects, Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum.

The Growroom was designed by Space10 and architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum. And all it takes to complete the 17-step, architect-designed DIY garden of your dreams is plywood, a visit to your local community workshop, rubber hammers, metal screws and some patience:

The garden’s “slices” are designed so that water and light reaches each level. 

The garden’s “slices” are designed so that water and light reaches each level. 

The Growroom in all its glory!

The Growroom in all its glory!

Full article can be ready on the Huffington Post.