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Solar Seeking Botanical Mobilizaton


The location of plants, whether by man or nature is affected greatly by the availability of sunlight.  Plants will grow in odd contortions, stretch and die to obtain it, and this can change formation of spaces.  Well what if a plants root system had the ability to unearth and as Dave Matthews might say Step into the Light.

The Play Coalition, a design collaborative out of London, has created a robotic means for plant uprooting.  Few technical details are available on their website, so any summation on how the this thing works would be purely conjecture.  But imagine, as we love to do at D.U.S., an urban plaza filled with people, joined by giant, alien-like tree robots traversing along like nomads in search of sunlit urban pastures.

If these nomadic tree robotic technologies were available Landscape Architects could not only design with static figures but use sun patterns to create dynamic spaces in constant motion, redefining its character as time elapses.


{images via The Play Coalition}

Reader Comments (2)

I don't really have anything useful to add, but I want to second your suggestion of a plaza filled with nomadic solar robots. That's a pretty fantastic idea.
October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob
I think your solar pot is awesome. One problem homekeeper usually encounter is keeping their indoor plants as healthy as possible. It requires sunlight and water to make your plant healthy, and so the problem comes in since your home do not provide sunlight for your indoor plant.
January 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterplumbing supplies

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