A recently completed floating greenhouse named Jellyfish Barge provides clever green space and a magical riverside glow. The barge's octagonal structure is comprised of a network of floating barrels and wooden and plastic spokes. Small potted plants are held secure when slid into holes in the spokes. This innovative greenhouse does not rely on traditional farming resources such as fields of soil and environmentally taxing freshwater irrigation systems. It is powered by only solar, wind and tidal energy.
The project, commissioned by Italian design firm Studiomobile, took about five months to finish. Aside from its beautiful design that includes a built-in deck around the perimeter, the greenhouse was created with urban growth and dwindling land resources in mind. Its raft-like nature gives city dwellers inventive space to cultivate crops and contribute positively to the community's health.