Bush Box is a hydroponic based plantation device that is installed on the top of cars to raise plants and then help the driver to offset his carbon footprint in the city and reduce the toxic gas levels for the city. As I live in Beijing, the city's air pollution of smog has been serious especially during winter and early spring. In 2014 there are 92% of Chinese that are exposed to serious polluted air for more than 120 hours. And from 2000 to 2010, there are 6.2% of GDP lost in China due to air pollutions. There are over 6.6 million car by March of 2021 with over 10 million drivers, and if every car contributes to 1 square meter of roof top green space, that is 6.6 million square meters, which equals 929 standard football fields of green land covering.
The plant can be easily raised and maintained in the device, and potentially transplanted to the vertical version of the device to keep raising the plants in companion with your house and accompany the user as they grow over time. It is really a set of tools that use high efficiency but low tech simple technologies to help people to raise hydroponic plants in a way that is vastly different from conventional soil based models. It helps to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere by natural photosynthesis processes, which city drivers might have the responsibility to participating due to their car emission. It also provides a beautiful city scape of moving jungle of green. This is my graduation project for my MA Design Product in the Royal College of Art, London, UK. It is exhibited in the RCA2021 graduation show. https://2021.rca.ac.uk/