The Urban Agriculture Curtain is a brilliant indoor vertical gardening concept where fresh produce can be grown year-round while hanging in a window. London-based architecture studio Bohn and Viljoen created the installation back in 2009 to provide a viable alternative to traditional allotment gardening through an advanced hydroponics system. The space-saving idea makes growing veggies so much easier as it is around four times as spatially efficient than a horizontal equivalent, and it doubles as a stunning green furnishing in an office or apartment.
Bohn and Viljoen collaborated with Marcel Croxson, Jack Wates, and Hadlow College to create the installation, which was designed for the London Yields: Urban Agriculture exhibition at The Building Center in London. The Curtain incorporated eight planting trays connected to a nutrient-rich water supply and suspended on a cable system producing enough fresh food to be harvested approximately twice a month. The food was then used to feed customers of the Center’s cafe, and then restocked with new seedlings to ensure it kept on thriving.
Images courtesy of Bohn and Viljoen