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Luscious Vertical Gardening Curtain by Bohn and Viljoen Uses Hydroponics System to Produce Fresh Veggies

Posted By Helen Morgan On June 28, 2012 @ 12:20 pm In Sustainable Food,Vertical Garden | No Comments

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The Urban Agriculture Curtain [2] is a brilliant indoor vertical gardening concept [3] where fresh produce can be grown year-round while hanging in a window. London-based architecture studio Bohn and Viljoen [4]created the installation back in 2009 to provide a viable alternative to traditional allotment gardening through an advanced hydroponics [5] 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.


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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 [6] 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.

+ Bohn and Viljoen [7]

Images courtesy of Bohn and Viljoen


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[2] Urban Agriculture Curtain: http://www.bohnandviljoen.co.uk/projects-projects/09-UACurtain.html

[3] vertical gardening concept: http://inhabitat.com/tag/vertical-farming/

[4] Bohn and Viljoen : http://www.bohnandviljoen.co.uk/

[5] hydroponics: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hydroponics/

[6] The Building Center: http://www.buildingcentre.co.uk/home.asp

[7] + Bohn and Viljoen: http://www.bohnandviljoen.co.uk

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