Rooftop Hydroponic Garden In New York

 

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Fresh produce is always the game of the day in a quality restaurant and New York restaurateur John Mooney has taken the concept to a modern dimension. The introduction of a rooftop hydroponic garden. This allows food being served at Bell, Book and Candle to have a large portion of its daily produce selected from its vertical roof top garden.

Vertical hydroponics is a fairly modern way of farming and maximising space but the original hydroponic technology linking plants with water isn’t as new as people think. But what has changed is the way people look at food and this is driving modern gardening technologies.

Another important aspect of hydroponics besides being able to grow things on your doorstep is that its also environmental with the reduced cost of water usage to conventional farming which can be using as little as 10% in comparison to large scale agriculture. The nutrient injections to the roots of plants mean they grow faster because they are right at the plants tips. This means for the plants they don’t need a huge root system but instead can concentrate on growth upside. The growth rates are generally double that of soil based plants.

Now the system being used at the restaurant is called Tower Gardens and come in at a hefty $499 a unit. Ok for commercial and restaurant growers but maybe a bit hefty for most households unless mix cropping. The system however uses aeroponics which instead of soaking the roots in water it sprays a mist at the plant roots. This gives high yields and extremly intense flavours for vegetables with very little waste.

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening

Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening
Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening
Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening
Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening Bell, Book and Candle, hydroponic garden,roof top garden,vertical gardening
 

Gorman ShipShop by The Next Architects

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The concept is simple by the introduction of retail units that are highly mobile, ideal for temporary or temp/permanent locations the units can be dropped used then moved. Good for the exhibition circuit as well as conferences and general promotional outlets.

I could see these having many uses especially for new shopping developments as a “taster” or promotion outlets for new stores as the footprint is minimal but at the same time can offer access to a new stores stock and facilities ahead of its main building being built.

Also from a festival point of view could give access to some retailers that wouldn’t normally associate directly with event planning.

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Sugoroku Office by Daiken-Met Architects

Sugoroku Office designed for and by the Daiken-Met Architecture

The Sugoroku Office designed for and by the Daiken-Met Architecture firm located in Gifu, Japan has some typically Japanese features at the same time innovative and modern. Internally sleek and well thought out while the outside I can’t help feeling its half finished. The orange barriers are typical of temporary warning barriers and the stairs seem almost cartoon. But I suppose this is what sets it apart from normal at the same time gives the building some features. The building has been designed to be mobile and can be dismantled for movement.

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