Tetex.com is not only interested in ready-to-go solutions but also in some projects or ideas which are at the begining of design process. This is why we present you 3 prototype projects of greenhouses which you can use in untypical or even extreem conditions.
Roots up – Desert Greenhouse
This greenhouse is multifunctional: grow food and produce water. Inside, the hot air is trapped so the temperature in the greenhouse keeps rising throughout the day. The heat causes water to evaporate, creating air humidity making the greenhouse atmosphere better for plant growth as well as maximising the dew harvest. When the surface temperature drops between evening and morning, the farmer pulls out the rope to open the top of the greenhouse allowing it to cool, eventually reaching the dew point, atmospheric water vapor condenses to form small droplets on the surface of the bioplastic sheet falling into the water tank container. This system allows farmers to harvest water used as safe drinking water and irrigation. This version of Roots Up greenhouse didn’t pass all the tests but the organization is already upgrading it. The final test will be completed on August ‚16.
The Noocity Growbed – Indoor Greenhouse
The Noocity Growbed is an unique and efficient and modular self-watering gardening system,
specially developed for urban agriculture. Especially developed for urban agriculture, Noocity Growbeds are suitable for any type of space and can be used individually or fitted together in different combinations depending on the space available. Easy to assemble and low maintenance, it allows you to plant a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and medicinal herbs anywhere (verandas, patios or rooftops). The Noocity Growbed is self-sufficient for up to three weeks, solving common problems such as excess or insufficient watering and drastically reducing water loss through evaporation or drainage. The manufacturer has prepared educational material for all who are interested in starting up their own breeding.
The floating greenhouse
Aimed at creating a low-cost alternative using recycled materials, Italian designers Antonio Girardi and Cristiana Favretto of Studiomobile created this floating modular greenhouse that sits upon 96 repurposed plastic drums. Dubbed “Jellyfish Barge” the idea behind this curious octagonal structure is to empower families and communities that live in coastal areas or near a body of water to grow their own food, without the need for land. Crops are grown hydroponically in this 750-square-foot space and are nourished with rainwater that is harvested through seven solar stills in a self-sustaining, solar-powered system. The barge’s modular design means that it can be scaled up or down and can also be customised to fit various applications like floating farm-to-table restaurants, floating farmer’s markets, or floating community gardens that may travel between pick-up points.