Domestic Construction design studio recently signed a lease on the abandoned lot next to their Greenpoint space when they heard the grassy knoll was going to be turned into a concrete parking lot. Using Kickstarter they hope to hold onto their lease, but still have a ways to go to reach the necessary amount they need to secure the space. If funded, the lot will be transformed into a community garden called design.plot, complete with lush lounging hills, a mini forest and geodesic greenhouses! With time running out, they are offering the incentive of being able to win the green space for one night for the ultimate outdoor barbeque!
The ladies behind Domestic Construction, Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh, are committed to redefining the ordinary in their design, creating unique and creative products and services for residential and commercial spaces. Named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 “Most Brilliant Companies to Watch of 2010,” the duo now wants to help redefine the neighborhood in which they work and live.
The ambitious project will reclaim another concrete wasteland redeveloping it into a nature wonderland. DC will regrade the land, adding hills of fresh soil that will be planted over with grass, creating living furniture perfect for lounging, sipping and reading on a nice day. Trees will be planted throughout the space, creating shade and homes for local birds. Speaking of which, a bird house village installation will also be present on the site for our feathered friends!
Design.plot is also committed to community food production. Vertical gardens will be in use during harvest months, and geodesic greenhouses will produce food all winter long. The produce raised will then be selflessly given back to the community! The space will also give back to the community in terms of education, with farming workshops, art exhibitions, film screenings and other events.
Currently the lot is a fenced in area with grass, furniture and barbeque equipment so all you need for your garden party is food, booze, and friends. The adjacent studio has a bathroom, so no need to worry about leaving the party. The area is fenced in, so no one has to worry about getting a citation for drinking in public. Domestic Construction hosted an epic Fourth of July party on the site, and now you can close out the summer by hosting your own, with their Kickstarter contest. Here’s how:
All you have to do to win is comment on design.plot’s Kickstarter page about why saving green space is a good idea to you.
The the best comment will be chosen and notified on Thursday, August 25th. Other outdoor party rental facilities can cost up to $5,000 – so nab a chance for this deal at 1% the cost, while helping the community and the planet.
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