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Fiberglass modules piled up, create landscaped vertical elements, reminding the shape of the salomonic column, or the monumental column of Trajan. These columns were originally rolled up with wreaths of flowers and plants as funeral ornamentation. The layout of the wrapping would transform the column´s cylindric section, producing the effect of an ascending helicoidal movement. These belts or girdles with plants became later a stone ornament, passing from an ephemeral state to an everlasting state. The piled up container modules design is also based on genetic concepts, The shape of the columns is similar to the DNA molecule structure common to all known forms of life: The two chains of the molecule embracing a double proppeller.

Designing with nature, we use a shape inspired in the structure of nature itself!
Instead of inventing a new structural form we use the one that nature has given to us: The hidden structure of the DNA molecule present in all plants. Only visible through a microscopic lens, but enlarged to a greater scale. Like the molecules of proteins organized in chains, called Cytoskeleton. We use the same pattern to layout the betwen the plants and the container modules. The structure supporting the fiberglass modules system is based on rods of steel that bear the compresion and cables that resist the tension.

The basic module is made of two 35 cm wide circles, with 15cm of displaced axis between them, rising up to form a 100cm heitgh eliptical cylinder, of hexagonal generatrix. Each side of the hexagon forks into two, creating bands that rise along the surface of the cylinder as a proppeller, forming holes of diferent sizes, as needed: For example, in a 100cm height we have 30 cm of narrower holes, to place a bag with earth, then 40 cm wider holes for the developement of the plant,and finally 30 cm again narrower holes, for free space between plants. A steel ring conects the modules between them, in case they have to be placed scattered, or anchored to the wall. The hexagon scheme allows the placement of the module in six different positions(allowing a variable rotation of 60o for each module)giving organicity to the module grouping as if they were vegetable trunks The lower circumference is partly covered, for the placement of the earthbag. The modules base is partially perforated,allowing the irrigation and drainage system in the different positions. Are connected by six screws. The foundation is made of a concrete cube, to anchor the system to the ground, steel waits and a drainage.


 

 

PILED UP MODULES CONTAINING PLANTS >> jarDNA
spanish version
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front view
grouping positions each 60o
JarDNA is capable adapting to different uses and environments. In interior spaces, it can be used grouped as a forest or structurally generating possible layers or levels, where the same modules are containers of installations and networks. In exterior spaces, the piled up-vertical processing, is used for the regeneration of party walls and urban spaces in transformation, offering to the new facade an organic view continuing the seasonal changes. At the same time, this gives tridimensionality to the surface of the treated party wall (see vegetal party wall jarDNA badalona)

Placement of sections of petunias
-Sunny plant, bloom from may to december
-Resist the direct sun and high temperatures
-Needs abundant irrigation
-garden earth,turf, sand and hummus
-Pruning between July and August
-Recommended
annual cultivation
-Enduring the frosts
-fertilizer in bloom season
Combined with sections
of pansies
the flower of reminding
semiperennial plant,
resist the frosts
Violet's family
Bloom from autumn to
spring
Need humidity and sun



Placement of sections of ivy
-Sptember bloom
-Needs sun/shadow
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Combined with sections of jasmines
-bloom from august to october
-strongly aromatic
-Needs sun, even grows under shadow conditions
-Single leave, and three-leaved, normally of white and yellow color

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module jarDNA plan