Office

Aeroponics Plants

Office Aeroponics Plants is an office plant system using the aeroponic technology to grow plants in offices to help people build a friendly working environment.

Motivation

In this project, I have tried to bring the technology in the lab, aeroponics, to our daily life. I have found that most applications of aeroponics were used in the agriculture field, so I have tried to find another application for this technology. Starting from the perspective of space usage, I have divided the usage of space into two different kinds for doing research works, one being private space, and the other being public space, considering people have different needs in these two spaces.

Intentions & Opportunities

Connections

Characteristics

Plants

Ideation

Prototyping

Design

Private space

This product is designed for the usage in a small private space such as an office cubicle or a meeting room, so the requirements of the design are elegant appearance and easy to maintain.

This product will connect the internet, so users can control this product and manage the watering by using a mobile phone app.

Water Container

Glass Cover

Dock

Plant Supporter

Glass Cover

There are holes on the top of a glass cover, so the cleaner air will spread from it.

Plant Supporter & Dock

Plants are placed on the plant supporter and be put inside the glass cover. There are tiny holes on the top of the dock, so the vapor will pass through these holes and water the plants.

There are mist maker and management controller inside the dock. The dock will connect to the internet by using wifi. Users can control and manage the watering by using a mobile phone app.

Water Container

Users fill water into water container and insert it into the dock, and water will be transferred into vapor and water the plants.

Public space

This product is designed for the usage in a large public space such as a lobby or an aisle of an office space, so the requirements of the design are flexible assembling and easy to maintain. 
This product contains three parts, a water container, a controlling base, and plant supporting cubes. Users can assemble many cubes with a water container and a controlling base, and then connect it to the internet, so they can control this product and manage the watering by using a mobile phone app.

Dock

Plant Supporting Cubes

Water Container

Water Container & Dock

Water container will insert into the dock, and then the dock will connect to the plant supporting cubes to water plants. 

There are mist maker and management controller inside the dock. The dock will connect to the internet by using wifi. Users can control and manage the watering by using a mobile phone app.

Plant Supporting Cubes

There are buttons and lids at four rectangular sides, and each lid covers a rectangular hole. When users want to connect one plant supporting cube to the other one, they can switch on the lids and connect the buttons on one rectangular side to the other one. So, the holes are connected to each other, and the vapor which is generated from the dock will spread to all of the cubes and water the plants.
There is a movable part on the top square surface of the cube, so it can provide two ways for users to arrange their plants.