Small Hydroponics System Brings Clean Air and Greenery to Your Home or Office

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The company Aqua Design Innovations has recently released the so-called EcoQube Air, which is a small hydroponics green house, perfect for those wishing to bring a little greenery into their apartment or office, which goes beyond just owning a plant. EcoQube Air also offers light therapy and provides oxygen. (more…)

By |April 5th, 2016|Green Tech|1 Comment

A Simple Floating Greenhouse

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Studiomobile, an Italian design firm, has joined forces with Stefano Mancuso, a professor at the University of Florence and the director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology, in an effort to create a prototype floating greenhouse. The main aim of the project is improving food security for people living in areas with little arable land, though the usefulness of this greenhouse goes much farther.

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By |December 31st, 2014|Green Tech|5 Comments

Live Screen Vertical Garden for the Home

The Live Screen will make its debut at Wanted Design in New York City this weekend. It was designed by Danielle Trofe and relies on a hydropic, self-watering configuration to create a stylish and sustainably maintained vertical garden for home interiors. The water is circulated with an aquatic air pump that pushes water through what will likely be 80% recycled food-safe plastic when the product is produced.  More info in the video:

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By |May 18th, 2012|Nature, Vegetation|3 Comments

NOLA Gets First Aeroponic Urban Farm

Louisiana-based Aquaponic Modular Production Systems, an urban agriculture development company, just announced the debut of a project — the first aeroponic farm in New Orleans.  The Tower Garden is hosted by Hollygrove Farm and Market to showcase an innovative, fast, and eco-friendly way to grow fresh produce for the community.

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By |February 10th, 2012|Nature, Vegetation|6 Comments

Fyto Wall Lively Vertical Garden Walls

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The show home for Dwell on Design, Eco Fab House, which just sold for $66,100 on eBay, was garnished with a vertical living wall from Fyto Wall and Design Ecology. The system was set up with modular panels, a soil-less hydroponic watering system, and pre-grown plantings.  Fyto Wall is estimated to require upkeep only once per month and can be used to reduce noise, reduce cooling loads, filter air, produce food, or, of course, add life to a design.

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By |June 29th, 2010|Materials, Vegetation|5 Comments

A Living House by R&Sie Architects

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We've seen some interesting living walls and green roofs, but this goes beyond these applications and into the realm of being a complete living house.  Referred to as the Lost in Paris House, the structure took five years to complete and was designed by R&Sie architects.  The unique living envelope comprises 1200 ferns (or Dryopteris filix-mas) in a hydroponic system – the plants are not sustained by soil but by a chemical mixture of bacteria, nutrients, and rainwater. 

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By |February 12th, 2009|Nature, Vegetation|6 Comments