Core Studio | MIT

Like the Wardian case from the 18th century that protects young plants from dying during long voyages across the ocean, the Terrario is a winery that sustains vines in the times of extreme drought. The project utilizes the idea of dew harvesting with a series of silk screens to catch moisture in the air in the early mornings. The collected water will be used to irrigate a nursery space that will help vine growers resume production sooner after a drought. Like the Wardian case, the building captures water and shades light, concentrating the scarce resources available on the site to cultivate grapevines.