Upstate Buffalo, New York, isn’t typically associated with gardens. More people probably envision Buffalo covered in the lake-effect snow of Lake Erie than in greenery. But the Solar Decathlon 2015 team from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY) team may change that.
Their Garden, Relax, or Work (GRoW) Home includes the GRoWlarium, a built-in 338-square-foot greenhouse where inhabitants can grow crops year-round. As the seasons change, a resident can open up the GRoWlarium or seal it off from the rest of the house. The concept works in concert with the rest of GRoW Home, helping inhabitants avoid high costs for farming and shipping produce while enjoying a dynamic, flexible living space. Learn more.