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Floating Garden / Textile

Floating Garden

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Floating Garden is an evolutionary triple-layer 3D hyperbolic surface textile. With composite fiber filling and 0.5 mm beads, it substitutes soil and creates a floating green module. Floating garden allows plants to absorb nutrient substances from water while growing moss on the surface is providing food for aquatic organisms. It can be part of ecosystem, an extra resource feeding lake animals, a temporary habitat for water birds or a floating farm breeding vegetables as well as for the use of commercial landscaping with artistic arrangements of plants – offering a new generation of aquatic green material for architecture.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2015

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, Europe, North America

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Practicability, Innovation, Environmental impact

Simple yet intelligent, original, useful and beautiful: Floating Garden is a poetic interplay of nature and technical materials, a three-layer fabric with hyperbolic 3-D surface. When deployed in a wetland ecosystem, Floating Garden benefits fauna and flora by creating a floating island of green and with it an additional source of food. These ‘green islands’ are a great reinterpretation of resource-saving land creation.
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Taiwan Textile Research Institute

Taiwan Textile Research Institute
New Taipei City, Taiwan

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Taiwan Textile Research Institute

Taiwan Textile Research Institute
New Taipei City, Taiwan

Wei-Lin Hsu, Po-Hsiung Huang

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TWO+ LAB

TWO+ LAB
Taipei City, Taiwan

Hung Cheng, Tien-Yu Hung

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