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Flow Kitchen Minimizes Waste, Maximizes Sustainability
Posted By Danielle Rago On August 18, 2009 @ 4:00 pm In Green Kitchen | 3 Comments
Oregon-based Studio Gorm  has created a complete kitchen in which energy is conserved and cooking waste is recycled and used to grow plants. Dubbed the flow kitchen , the design successfully integrates nature and technology into a system where drying dishes helps water plants and composting food waste  helps to fertilize them.
Efficiently utilizing energy, waste , water , and other natural resources, John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong’s flow kitchen  incorporates all the functions of a typical kitchen so that processes flow into one another in a natural cycle. Drying dishes hanging from a vertical storage rack drip onto herbs and edible plants , which are grown in carefully positioned containers below. A double-walled terracotta container acts as a refrigerator, keeping the inside cool as water evaporates through the outer wall, while food scraps are broken down by worms in a composter  and the resulting fertilizer is used in the herb boxes to grow more food.
The kitchen  also features storage jars made from unglazed earthenware with beech wood lids, a dish and utensil drawer to store plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery, a bag rack to hold produce, and a gas stovetop. The living kitchen is currently on view as part of an exhibition titled Call + Response  at the Museum of Contemporary Craft  in Oregon through October 31.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/18/flow-kitchen-minimizes-waste-maximizes-sustainability/flow-kitchen-new2/
 Studio Gorm: http://www.studiogorm.com/
 flow kitchen: http://www.studiogorm.com/flow_kitchen.html
 food waste: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/24/san-francisco-mandates-recycling-composting/
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/18/flow-kitchen-minimizes-waste-maximizes-sustainability/flowkitchen-new1/
 waste: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/07/worm-factory-compact-composting-kits/
 water: http://www.inhabitat.com/water/
 herbs and edible plants: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/07/a-starter-guide-to-urban-gardening/
 composter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/18/bring-composting-to-your-countertop-with-the-jarst-planter/
 Call + Response: http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org/call/index.html
 Museum of Contemporary Craft: http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org/
 + Studio Gorm: http://www.studiogorm.com/index.html
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2009/08/11/flow2-kitchen-by-studio-gorm/
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