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IKEA The Growroom - DIY Open Source Greenhouse

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Welcome!

 

I greet you in the Love and in the Light of the One Infinite Creator.

 

I am Infinity. Today, I would like to introduce you to my latest project, The Growroom, a spherical herb and vegetable garden made from plywood that you can now build at home thanks to the design files being made Open Source.

 

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It's been designed so it can be easily assembled, accessible and affordable for most communities.

 

The Growroom was conceived as a means of encouraging consumption of locally-grown organic food, reducing food miles and the environmental impact involved in shipping food across the globe.

 

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The Growroom is the work of SPACE10, a future-living lab that serves as an external innovation hub for IKEA to get inspired, gain fresh perspectives, and discover new talents and ideas to invest in and bring forward.

 

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SPACE10 worked with architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum to create what they describe as an Urban Farm Pavilion.

 

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The Growroom was designed to support well being by creating a small oasis in our high paced societal scenery, and enables people to connect with nature as they smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants.

 

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The pavilion, built as a sphere, can stand freely in any context and points in a direction of expanding contemporary and shared architecture.


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.

 

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If you'd like to build your own Growroom, you can download the simple, 17-step instruction manual, right here: https://github.com/space10-community/the-growroom

 

MATERIALS

 

13 x sheets of plywood: 2440mm x 1220mm x 18mm
4 x sheets of plywood: 2440mm x 1220mm x 4mm
500 x stainless pan head screws: 3.5mm x 30mm

 

MACHINERY


CNC machine with a cutter, 8mm in diameter.

Alternatively, the pavilion can be cut out on a laser cutter.

 

TOOLS


Screwdriver
Appropriate bit for the screws
Drill, 2mm in diameter
2 x hammers

 

APPROX COST

 

AUD $1,350

 

If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

That's it for now. Until next time my friends…

 

Infinite Love and Light

 

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This is amazing. To use any space in the middle of the thing you could easily grow mushrooms 

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