Freedom Of Creation collaborated with Tjep to create a stunning scale model of the Tjep Oogst concept. Tjep is a design agency based in Amsterdam, in October 2008, Tjep. initiated an investigation into new developments in the agricultural sector. What they came across were radical ideas with regards to self-sufficiency, capable of getting us quite a bit closer to the concept of a sustainable society.
They approached Freedom Of Creation to create the scale model of the Oogst 01 concept explaining and visualizing the ideas in great detail.
As a creative agency focusing on 3D design and visual communication, their approach was not technically oriented, but rather they chose to put the accent on cultural aspects and social implications through design. The central question that Tjep set themselves is: how can we, as designers, contribute to the fundamental developments that are taking place in Dutch agricultural research? Is self-sufficiency the path towards a more ecological sustainable society? And if so, on what scale is it workable? Can we combine the advantages of a globalized world with aspirations towards physical independence? These are some of the questions Oogst is trying contextualize.
About Oogst 1: Solo
Oogst 1 Solo is a house for one person that provides its resident with food, energy, heat and oxygen. In principle, one could live in Oogst 1 Solo without ever having to leave the house.
Oogst 1 Solo has a cross-shaped floor plan. The heart is the living area, with the kitchen, bathroom, storage room, living-room and at the top, the bedroom. The biggest part is reserved for the greenhouse and one section is reserved for all the recycling process such as seen in the Greenhouse Village.
The only animals held at Oogst 1 are chickens, for their eggs and an occasional meat dish. On the top of the house one can find a windmill for electricity production. Also included are solar panels. Different energy sources are included to minimize dependence on one source. All CO2 is turned into oxygen by the plants, making it possible to keep the house air-tight and air pollution proof.
Read more about the Oogst project at Tjep.