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Wanna See Something Crazy? Check Out This Digital Greenhouse in TokyoThursday 30 November 2017
Wanna See Something Crazy? Check Out This Digital Greenhouse in Tokyo – Are you ready to see something crazy involving a Digital Greenhouse? In November, the city of Tokyo, in Japan, hosted the 2017 Design Touch Week and during this prestigious event, there was one particular highlight that caught everyone’s eye, a Digital Greenhouse that turns simple plants into futuristic pieces of design.
This project was called Digital Vegetables and aimed to encourage visitors to smell, touch and learn about the plants that are featured in the building. The Grass Square in Tokyo Midtown’s Garden space housed this massive digital and technicolor greenhouse that was home to seven different types of familiar vegetables.
The ceiling was lined with LEDs invoking the sky and water, and when visitors directly touch the vegetables, the LEDs inside the greenhouse reacted. Whenever you touched a plant, the space was transformed with lights in the color of its leaves. The experience was enhanced by videos and sounds that are designed to spark ideas about the shapes and colors that are growing beneath the soil.
The general idea of this crazy Greenhouse was to invite all visitors to smell, touch and learn about agriculture by creating a richly-colored interactive experience. The event ended last week and this fabulous Digital GreenHouse was, since then, been dismantled, but the success of the experience caught the eye of several politicians of Tokyo that are planning to transform this Digital GreenHouse in more permanent feature piece of the city, but only in 2018.
So who knows, maybe next time you’ll visit Tokyo you may have a new opportunity to visit this amazing place and discover how interior design and plants and vegetables are linked! For now, just delight yourself with the pictures of the Digital GreenHouse at work…
Source Images: LonelyPlanet and 2017 Design Touch
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