Eat Me Wall
Eat Me Wall, a façade system for existing or new buildings, is more than a simple green wall. It sustains the growth of tomatoes and other useful food crops, the roots of which naturally filter the building's graywater as it passes down the façade. The plants also improve air quality, and shade and cool the building.
A flexible parametric system was defined to facilitate design variations and efficient fabrication of a 1:1 scale prototype panel. Both fabrication and construction documents were generated automatically from the form, which was defined by a bitmap.
The water filtration logic of the wall is based on Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) for hydroponic plant growth and is calculated based on William Jewell’s method for water purification (Jewell 1992).
Project Partners: Damon Wake, Monica Freund, Daniel Quesada
Consultants: Dana Cupkova, William Jewell, Kevin Pratt
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