Today in class we had a chance to see an very inspired clip in which Janine Benyus talks about nature’s designs, then we studied indoor plants from the presentation. I personally love nature so much that I always want to attach its features into my design. When I was in San Francisco, I had a project of designing a real garden in Mission district, and I would like to share it with you!
That is a piece of land where residences in the neighborhood can come and grow their own organic vegetable such as tomatoes, salads. They love their garden, especially the kids because they can watch their little trees growing up (figure 01).
However, citizens wish their garden could be something more than just a place with unorganized bags, baskets, and even a bath tube (figure 02).
The project aimed to create a spot for vegetable-lovers to make and serve grass or vegetable juice, and hang out. Moreover, it can be a place to train whoever wants to learn how to grow organic vegetable, trade experiences, and study related group projects.
Figure 03: Existing site
My design was inspired by organic structure for the whole building. The left wall was chosen to be a vertical garden because it has the most sunlight. Garden’s owners can decide which area they want for their plants and experience different feelings by walking through the space.