Eathouse / de Stuurlui stedenbouw & Atelier GRAS!

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Architects Marijke Bruinsma (de Stuurlui stedenbouw) with Marjan van Capelle and Arjen de Groot (Atelier GRAS!), shared with us Eathouse, a house and garden to eat. More images and architect’s description after the break.

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A house and garden to eat, that you are able to touch, smell, taste, seed, weed, and harvest! EATHOUSE is a house in a garden that attracts visitors with delicious vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers. We want to seduce people and make them taste the edible garden and the edible house. EATHOUSE has a temporary character; it lasts a summer season. This is why all the materials used in EATHOUSE can be re-used for a new season of EATHOUSE at a different spot.

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EATHOUSE consists of a modular system of plain plastic crates, in combination with a scaffold structure. These crates are used in the agricultural industry to harvest, transport and exhibit fruit and vegetables in combination with a scaffold system. With this system vertical green becomes accessible for everyone; you can make your own vegetable garden on the wall of your balcony or on the roof of your garden shed!

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Eathouse / de Stuurlui stedenbouw & Atelier GRAS!" 27 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Holcim Awards US

    This is incredible. A really great idea and design.
    This would be the PERFECT project to submit to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

  •!/home.php?sk=group_174150822608530 DauDeveloP

    interesting :) goOD 1

  • Richie

    A literal ‘greenhouse’.. What’s inside, it looks like some kind of storage shed rather than a house as such? Also how does one access and maintain the plants on the roof, is that some kind of walkway running along the sides?

  • Milenko

    This looks very similar to my competition entry from Aug. 2009. Here is a link:

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