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Twisting Modular Planter Holds Flourishing Micro Gardens Within its Layers

Posted By Helen Morgan On May 10, 2012 @ 5:09 pm In carousel showcase,Gardening,Green Products,Landscape Architecture | No Comments

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Ascensio Mah [1] recently teamed up with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design [2] to create this beautiful twisting planter embedded with a series of miniature gardens. Showcased at this year’s Canada Blooms garden show [3], the rippling design unfolds to reveal “garden parcels” that invite visitors to take a closer look.

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The modular garden [4] was designed to be temporary and consists of 190 individual boxes that can be disassembled and reorganized into different formations. The designers [5]say that by using multiple surfaces different microclimates can be created, encouraging a variety of plant types to flourish. At the Toronto show [3] spaces were created in between each layer of the garden to provide secluded shady patches for moss to thrive.

+ Asensio Mah [1]

+ Harvard Graduate School [2]

+ Canada Blooms [3]

Images courtesy of Asensio Mah


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[1] Ascensio Mah: http://www.asensio-mah.com

[2] Harvard Graduate School of Design: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/all-news/feed.html

[3] Canada Blooms garden show: http://www.canadablooms.com

[4] modular garden: http://inhabitat.com/lifewall-modular-vertical-garden-panels-clean-the-air/

[5] The designers : http://inhabitat.com/tag/asensio-mah/

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