atelier gras: eethuis   green scaffolding atelier gras: eethuis   green scaffolding
jan 07, 2011

atelier gras: eethuis green scaffolding

‘eathouse’ by atelier gras! in appeltern, the netherlands all images courtesy atelier gras!

schipluiden-based atelier gras has designed ‘eethuis’, an edible green house in appeltern, the netherlands. charmingly translated to literally mean, ‘eat house’, the project consists of plastic produce crates, mesh and packed soil to grow vegetables along its structure.

lasting through the summer season, the design’s temporary nature called for a modular system that was easy to take apart with reusable materials. the scaffolding ensures a quick and easy disassembly while the plastic crates can be reused. ‘eethuis’ is accessible to everyone and aims to encourage the practice of maintaining a home-grow vegetable garden.

(left) exploded axo of ’tiles’ (right) rendered 3D model



  • Fabulous to see up close images and diagrams. Thanks for being the conduit!

    NPeck at Garden Club Salon says:
  • A thing of beauty and inspiration. Uplifting.

    JAH says:
  • Absolutely love this in every way….

    Cathi Bouzide says:
  • one of the images looks like a mattress
    I could have eco sex with…a lettuce!

    they conned u innit says:
  • Most Excellent. Big thumbs up d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • Great idea! I’m doing much the same with plastic crates – not as adventurous as building a house though.

    Robert says:
  • ah, so thats a way to DO it/ awesome …gratsius

    beautifullljul says:

    allie says:
  • What an elegant and smart design concept. Not only extremely functional, but beautiful as well. Well done!

    Craig Applegath says:
  • Beautiful and inspiring. I would like to do some sort of project like this.

    olga guzman says:

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