The Pod fogponics system is conceived by a group of students at the Victoria University of Auckland, is a thoughtful indoor gardening system expands on the trend of growing herbs and veggies in smaller, urban dwellings by making it easier than ever to share and trade produce with friends and neighbors- literally cultivating a sense of community!
Inspired from a children’s game Barrel of Monkeys, Adam Cornish creates this playful and clever Monkey Pots – a system of linked hanging planters. The hanging capability enables you to create a unique garden environment, even if your space is limited – perfect for apartment living! The Monkey pots are double-walled, and have a self-watering wick that enables your plants to receive the ideal amount of water. Hence, if you are one who has a green thumb but live in limited space, this is the pot for you.
The a21 House created by and for a21 Studio Architecture is a quaint sanctuary in the urban setting of Hochiminh city, Vietnam. Positioned upon a small 40-square meter plot, the polygonal shape only offers a 1.5 meter wide street frontage. Situated at the end of a street, the site is bordered with the tall neighboring structures, making the task of generating an airy and illuminated home more challenging. To accomplish the challenge, a23 studio created a multilevel construct which uses natural sunlight, open spaces and skylights to create a relationship between nature and the building itself. The overall organic ambiance is amplified with simple white textured walls and hints of greenery growing indoors. The wood flooring dissolves into alternating sticks at the perimeter walls, allowing light to trickle downward and a tree to grow uninterrupted from ground level to the third level. What a beautiful space! Nice materials, nice flow and spatial arrangement. It kindly reminds of another Vietnam House featured before, perhaps it’s something basic to the Vietnamese culture. However, for us, the interstitial nature of the space generates a kind of invention that ultimately becomes its true nature. Wholly charming and captivating! [source]
Especially designed for a couple and their three children, this lovely home is built on a 8m wide and 22m deep plot in a residential district of Saigon. The project was envisioned by Vietnamese architecture studio MM++ Architects and faced a challenge: that of building a contemporary house with a “high end feeling”, on a very restrictive budget. The entrance, living zone and kitchen are merged, creating an open space, perfect for family socializing. The multiple “inside-outside” visual connections with the front courtyard planted, the interior garden with tropical plants and bamboo planted pots on the first floor create a relaxing and private environment in the middle of a high density neighborhood. Love the clean and green design of this home. Brilliant design![source]