Urban farming and gardening have been gaining momentum by the minute. People are realizing the importance of self-sustenance, especially when it comes to food production and the growth of greenery. Danish architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrick Husum have created ‘GrowMore’ in an attempt to encourage such a society. GrowMore is an urban gardening modular design that expands as your plants grow. The modular, open-source system is made entirely out of CNC-milled plywood. The versatile planter can be bolted and unbolted in a variety of configurations, allowing you to maintain mini or larger-than-mini farms and gardens. GrowMore consists of a collection of six individual parts including plywood, shelving and planting units, which are held together by a ‘circular pivotal joint’, that uses M8 bolts in order to create varied designs from the very same parts. “It’s like a Lego system,” said Lindholm “The parts can be rotated vertically and horizontally, so it’s totally flexible. You can really freestyle, and build anything you want.”
Displayed at the Seoul Architecture Biennale, an exhibition of designs created for the cities of the future, GrowMore was designed in such a way that the three-dimensional garden can be built by anyone in the comforts of their own home/town! Anyone with a CNC machine can produce their own plywood pieces and use them to create a structure that best suits their needs. “You can have it indoors or outdoors, you can use it for dividing spaces, or you can use it as a quick way of building up a very airy and transparent space,” said Lindholm. GrowMore aspires to be more than just a modular garden or farm, it promises to be a place of refuge for anyone who is weary of the world and needs a breath of fresh air. An opportunity to connect with nature and grow your own greens? This is something I am sure everybody would be on board with, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw a couple of GrowMores coming up in my own city!
Designers: Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum