The Auxano by Philip Houiellebecq is a hanging garden designed for urban dwellers who want to grow produce but have limited space.
It's a bittersweet situation when it comes to living in a busy city because you're set in the heart of town but there's no room for a garden or terrace. With the Auxano, individuals are able to grow all their favorite herbs and vegetables without using soil or water. This concept design uses tubes and a nutrient reservoir to effectively grow healthy plants.
Houiellebecq designs soilless systems where the roots hang within the tube. Instead of watering, users are to press a pump a few times a day, which gushes a flow of oxygen and other nutrients from underneath the plant. The whole design can be hoisted on to a wall that provides food while saving space.
The Auxano Makes Plant Life Possible for City Dwellers Lacking Space
1. Vertical Gardens - Designing and implementing vertical gardening systems for urban dwellers lacking space presents a disruptive innovation opportunity.
2. Soilless Farming - Developing soilless farming techniques using nutrient reservoirs and tubes offers a disruptive innovation opportunity for urban agriculture.
3. Hydroponics - Exploring hydroponic systems with automated nutrient delivery could revolutionize urban gardening for space-constrained individuals.
1. Agriculture - Applying soilless farming methods and vertical gardening technologies in the agriculture industry could lead to disruptive innovations.
2. Urban Planning - Incorporating vertical gardens and hydroponic systems into urban planning strategies can offer a sustainable solution for food production in cities.
3. Home and Garden - Integrating soilless gardening systems like the Auxano into the home and garden industry could provide innovative solutions for urban dwellers.