Project Proposal

1. System

A “soft wall” that uses a clear polyethylene film woven with translucent PET mats as the main growing medium. The sheets can be stitched together to create open pockets for vegetation (translucent/opaque) as well as closed pockets for water (transparent). Depending on the type of movement, the expansion of the pockets can be manipulated by mechanical pin joints or with elastic string.

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2. Budget/Materials/Sources

 Sure to Grow PET Mats (4’ x 8’ x 0.5”)         $28/roll

Polyethylene Film (4’ x 100’x 0.004”)           $21/roll

Fishing wire (900 yds)                                    $5/roll

 

3. Site

In terms of funding, access and visibility, installing it on campus is the most realistic. Potential sites:

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