The floating gardens of Benjamin Graindorge & Duende is an interesting proof of concept installation which is part aquarium and part planter. For the life of us we cannot figure out if this is a fish tank with a planter for a filter or a planter with an attached aquarium for the fish to provide a source of natural nutrition. Judging by the sparse (read: nonexistent) aquascape in the aqueous portion of the tank, we’d guess the designers conceived this project first as a planter. The Floating Garden was designed to instill some introspection as to how the world is a balanced ecosystem. Don’t expect the BG&D Floating Garden to show up at your local fish store as this project was really more of an art exhibit than a prototype aquarium product. Even though the concept of using vegetative biology to absorb nutrients from aquarium water, we still think that these guys pulled off it in a very stylish way and that the Floating Garden could be an inspiration for aesthetic continuum from the aquarium to the external vegetative filter.
[via Duende Press]