Volet végétal is fitted to the outside window frame and when lowered, gives plants access to light and rain water
When raised, Volet végétal can act as a shade or the crops can be harvested
Volet végétal can also be placed on a stand in the corner of the apartment
The components include frame, containers, steel stays and a pulley system
Designers Barreau & Charbonnet have created a hanging window garden solution named Volet végétal with plant containers that are raised and lowered on a pulley system rigged up to the outside of an apartment window
Volet végétal being used in an apartment window in Paris
It may be renowned worldwide as the city of romance and revered for its beautiful architecture and art but with over 20,000 inhabitants per square kilometer, Paris is also a very crowded place to live. Parisians who want a steady supply of home-grown greens may turn to window boxes, balconies and small-scale vertical farms (like Window Farms perhaps) for help, but where space is a premium such luxuries might not be possible. Local designers Barreau & Charbonnet have come up with a hanging window garden named Volet végétal in which plant containers are raised and lowered on a pulley system rigged up to the outside of an apartment window.
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