studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit
 
studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit
jan 26, 2014

studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit

studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit
all images courtesy of studio segers

 

 

 

‘daily needs’ is a modular product by belgium firm studio segers that enables people to live more self sufficiently. the unit incorporates a chicken coop into its design, with tools supplied that help with quasi-passive living such as growing vegetables, composting and collecting rainwater. the project helps urban dwellers to consume locally, where natural sustenance and communal gardens are contributing to a change in attitude towards food production. the small-scale intervention also encourages outdoor activity and healthy eating in an economically sustainable way. the concept of city farming provides a source of income, as people can sell their harvest, strengthening social ties in the community. the project was generated with dodesign in cooperation with the mad-faculty (lucu/pxl), cultuurplatform design and ide – and developed with the support of the city of genk and the flemish government.

 

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the ‘daily needs’ unit helps people to live more self sufficiently

 

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the product has a vegetable patch and chicken coop integrated into its design

 

studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit
the project encourages sustainable living

 

studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit
the unit contributes towards the need for locally grown produce

 

studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit
view of the storage box

 

studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit
people are able to eat more healthily in an economic and sustainable way

 

studio segers enables city farming with daily needs unit
the flatpack pieces that make up ‘daily needs’

 

 

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  • Hi Designboom, thanks for the post about the Daily Needs product line. We’ve started production and all Daily Needs all modules are for sale at http://www.cassecroute.be/en

    Thanks!

    Ronald Mattelé
  • People who don’t already garden would have have less inclination to look twice at the image were the plants not lush.

    Connie
  • This chicken coop is so small, its basically a battery cage, I am all for urban farming but not animal cruelty!

    AB
  • I agree with T+D, nice chickens….
    Something about the overall project is purely addressing aesthetics in farming over functionality.
    Farming is definitely not a linear process…
    The mock-up is nice, however using mature plants seems to be contradictory to the overall concept of the project. Anyone who fully understands and appreciate what you are doing would probably react better to soil and seed beds waiting to grow and mature. It would be great to see a time lapse of some kind to see if the chickens out last the plants in the long run.

    m2
  • keeping chickens without access to any forage? what’s sustainable about that? you will be feeding them on the same concentrates that they are fed on a farm, but with greater energy expended on the distribution. this is a poorly designed chicken coop+ a compost bin+ a raised bed. I just don’t see the point; does joining these things end to end make them better?

    dave
  • I love those flat-packed chickens

    tom
  • somehow i don’t think my nyc landlord want chickens in my apartment, i have a feeling you would have to check with local authorities to see if this is legal, conceptually interesting, liveable?

    diane
  • love it – hope to see someone market it widely

    dbkii

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