Encapsulated environmental system : Paludarium MASASHI

密閉型環境実験システム・パルダリウム 正志(まさし)

  • Paludarium
March, 2023
W1,660 × D745 × H1,250mm

Paludarium, a small conservatory invented in England in the 19th century, is a plant protection machine that has been later exhibited at the Paris Expo and such.
People placed a precious plant shipped from foreign lands inside a glass-walled container, and appreciated watching its growing cycles at different lands and at their home far away from the plant’s own home.
The series of “Paludarium” is a result of new interpretation of Paludarium, which is now equipped with various functions and transformed into a contemporary encapsulated environmental system.
“Paludarium MANABU” is the 7th version of this series.

This machine has cylindrical and horizontal-shaped body and fully equipped with drip-type 4 water service devices​ that can be operated according to the situation.
By operating the mist spraying system, it supplies water to the plants over the whole are from the ​upper edge to maintain ​necessary ​humidity, and it comes with a thorough temperature​ and ​humidity management system as well.
​In addition, it can fully capture the natural light from glasses that surround all sides, and fans are installed on both sides which play a role of wind.
A plant can listen to music from the ​fully ​waterproof speakers.
It is also equipped with a heater to maintain a constant temperature inside which makes it suitable for the growth of various types of plants.
The machine takes in essential elements – mist, wind, light, and sound – by artificial means and completes a small world where its ecological cycle is condensed.
It enables us to admire the beauty of the plants by not being affected by the external environment.



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