Planto

Elisava, 2015

Around 60% of the entire population lives in a city, this means an exploit of natural resources are constantly occurring in order to sustain the lifestyle we have developed.  As a consequence to our choices, all the greenness and life that used to surround us is slowly dying. Pollution and contamination in large cities, is generating vegetative stress, degrading the quality of the crop, by not allowing the plants to breathe properly.
Crops are at the beginning of the food chain and are undergoing a lot of pressure. This is why we believe that throughout urban gardening, we can create an impact by transforming the habit we have created through time. This practical solution allows the consumption of fresh and nutritious food without the need to go anywhere else except your home. 

Planto is a space designed for a small urban crop, that aims to be the first steps for those who start urban gardening, creating a new experience for the user. Its shape is quartz-inspired and is made out tin welded glass. It  has two parts: base and cover; the base includes a small deposit designed for microalgae, in order to protect the plant from vegetative stress and absorb CO2 generating a friendlier environment for the plant. Chlorella is a genus of single-cell microalgae belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It has a high content chlorophyll-a and -b in its chloroplast therefore absorbs more CO2 than other plants through photosynthesis.