10 Feb '12, 1pm

Hanging Gardens Make Sleek Use of Small Balconies

Hanging Gardens Make Sleek Use of Small Balconies

© Manuel Dreesmann Designer's rendering of the Skyfarm on a kitchen balcony. If you're an urban dweller with a typically tiny balcony, it can be a tough choice: Set up a garden , or have a nice little chair and table where you can sit outdoors. Now, a new design innovation promises to allow you room to grow your arugula and eat it too. The ever-increasing height of buildings in the city often means more balconies , German designer Manuel Dreesmann writes. No matter how small, he says, these balconies "offer a lot of unused space above your head. This is the space for the Skyfarm!" 'Farms' Floating In The Sky Dreesmann's "Skyfarm " concept shares a name with ideas for massive vertical farms that would cover the sides of entire skyscrapers , but his is a more modest approach meant for individual households. It is also perhaps a bit more poetic -- these "farms" appear from a ...

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