Netherlands-based Studio Gorm has created a complete kitchen in which energy is conserved and cooking waste is recycled and used to grow plants.The kitchen utilizes natural phenomenon, like gravity, evaporation, decomposition, and plant growth. The water drips off the dishes, and onto the herbs.
Food scarps are thrown into a garbage disposal/worm composter, that turn it into soil to grow new herbs. Drying dishes hanging from a vertical storage rack drip onto herbs and edible plants, which are grown in carefully positioned containers below.
A double-walled terracotta container acts as a refrigerator, keeping the inside cool as water evaporates through the outer wall, while food scraps are broken down by worms in a composter and the resulting fertilizer is used in the herb boxes to grow more food.
The kitchen also features storage jars made from unglazed earthenware with beech wood lids, a dish and utensil drawer to store plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery, a bag rack to hold produce, and a gas stovetop.
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