Simple and novel solution.
All the apartments have nets, perhaps to deter birds, yet few are so well used.
Shade, food, community.
Permanence of impermanent structure; Relaxed hiding space; Natural cooling; Shade.
Ample plant growth in the most minimal of urban spaces
Prolific and generous Tokyo gardener Joan Bailey is documenting her new and improved green curtain.
Family blog documenting a green curtain.
the wall uses minimal space to provide a green corridor
An interesting take on the classic balcony-supported green curtain.
Strategic pot plant placement creates a makeshift green wall in Shibuya.
External piping engaged as potplant holder in central Harajuku.
It’s great to see people make use of work time and space for some vegetable gardening.
Coffee shop owner appropriates dead space, fence and creeper to create green lane.
I wasn’t sure if it was an intentional plant
this narrow Nishi Azabu Juban bar is defined by the curbside street tree
A baby bitter melon in the rain, with its flower still attached
Sometimes just 2 hedges = beautiful garden
sidewalk awning with minimal space and maintenance, impacts thousands coming to ward office
It’s amazing what you can fit in a sunny narrow space.
Who needs a yard?!
This small building in a Shinjuku commercial district is buried in vines
I am surprised at the success of this vertical, balcony watermelon
These recent pictures documenting the progress of Tak Watanabe and daughter’s first green wall are amazing.
Another great example of multi-function outdoor spaces that are incredibly small
As their name implies, the flowers are most spectacular in the morning.
Cucumbers grow incredibly fast
It covers the window, and dwarfs in size the adjacent vending machine
A green curtain from the inside.
Laying the foundations for a summer green wall.
Flowers as exuberant storefront!
Ways to wire your hanging garden.
A simple twine structure connecting the railing with the laundry support attached to the balcony ceiling.
A very green wall constructed from planters and Pots
A single vine originates from the right side of the front of the building……..
Even mundane structures come alive when we let nature colonize our habitat.
So many people think that all they can plant are simple flower boxes, when vertical solutions can be so much more lush and interesting….