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“Plant-in City” Art Installation Uses Stackable Terrariums To Create a Lush Urban Environment

Posted By Helen Morgan On June 11, 2012 @ 1:53 pm In Art | No Comments

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HB Collective [1] and Med44 [2] are developing a neat project that will blend architecture, technology and plants into one fantastic art installation. Plant-in-City [3] will be an immersive environment comprised of stackable terrariums inside a gallery space in Manhattan. The group is planning to use a combination of plants and technology, complete with built-in sensors activated by the sun, changes in soil moisture, and humidity, that translate the surrounding environment into a brilliant audio and visual landscape.


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Here’s the technical bit: the team say they will incorporate “a system of stacked or interconnected planter frames equipped with an embedded microcomputer (Arduino) and a series of sensors that detect changes” in the environment. And to make the space an interactive showroom, they have brought in iPhone technology to power the Plant-in City.

Currently pushing their target funding amount on kickstarter [4], the designers are en route to creating what they hope will become a dense, leafy space in the center of the concrete jungle. Take a look here [3] for some more information.

+ Med44 [2]

+ HB Collective [1]

+ Plant-in-City Kickstarter Page [3]

Images courtesy of Med44


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[1] HB Collective: http://www.hbcollaborative.com/

[2] Med44: http://www.med44.com/

[3] Plant-in-City: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plantincity/plant-in-city-architecture-and-technology-for-plan

[4] kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com

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