Concept of Design Designed to reduce tree consumption in plant growing and cultivation, Living Pots are sustainable cultivation units that are comprised of %100 recyclable and reused materials. Made out of simple bent metal pieces and scrap pieces of log, product is flat-packed and can be easily assembled. Enabling energy and space efficiency, it is a living pot for both personal and industrial use. Background of Design With an objective of reducing wood consumption, unit is designed as a sustainable pot for plants, herbs and mushrooms. Using scrap parts from industrial wood processing, unit is a minimalistic end product for environmentally conscious growers with less carbon footprint. With a growing popularity, organic cultivation is practiced both for industrial and individual purposes. Designed unit offers an ecological way for growing and cultivating with its wood material that fits better than plastics in terms of breathing. Especially in mushroom cultivation, instead of conventional sliced logs for its moisture, this unit provides advantages equally while preventing trees from being cut. Approximately 4000 logs are inoculated each year with an estimated %16 percentage of damage. Alongside its modularity for maintenance and reusage of parts, unit also systemizes the piling of stacks in industrial usage.
HAKAN GURSU was born on 1959 in Istanbul. He graduated from Middle East Technical University as first rank student in 1987. He took his master’s degree from Department of Architecture in 1988. Gursu, continued his project studies at Japan in 1991 and completed his Ph.D studies in 1996. He worked as consultant on interior architecture and city planning in Moscow and Tokyo. He contributed in the design of registered product design in the context of university and industry collaboration. Still he is going on his duites as an instructor in the Department of Industrial Design in METU and Designnobis.