Herbow is a window planter ‘tray’ that enables people to grow small crops outside their windows while shielding their interior space from the rain. It enlarges the city’s planting area, enhances the view from buildings, and generates renewal.
Herbow is a window shelter concept designed with urban farming and city greening in mind. With it, people can grow herbs and small vegetables in pots beside their windows as if they were planting them in a garden. By swingingHerbow upwards, it becomes a window shelter that blocks the harsh sunlight and the rain. At the same time, the plants are watered and grow naturally.
An eave has been designed to extend over the shelter to stop water falling through the gap between Herbow and the window frame. Holes on two sides of Herbow allow for drainage of excess water. People can conveniently bring the pots inside for decoration or consumption. The city can be a greener landscape with fresher air when everyone grows their own vegetables onHerbow.
I love how the balcony on the second floor with its horizontal details creates a partial roof on the patio below. I very much enjoy the windows on this side of the house and of course the faux roofline. Looks as though there is a garden on the roof. Very lovely. - AK
Developed by NASA this revolutionary rotary hydroponic system concept was created to provide a constant supply of fresh herbs and salad in spacecraft. Thanks to its effectiveness and advantages this concept was transferred with success into a daily life. In spite of all these, the rotary gardens had not undergone evolutionary change from aesthetic point of view. The Green Wheel project is going to be the first rotary garden that can become an iconic object for both its advantages and its unique design.
This is Berlin’s take on the community garden, located in green space off the now retired Tempelhof Airport runways. All the gardens are in raised beds because the fuel-drenched soil is conducive to healthy vegetables, but of course Berliners do it in style. Note the tongue-in-cheek political statement on the repurposed water bottles.