6sqft: See inside NYC’s new luxury condo Flatiron House, where gardens bloom into apartments
“In line with the building’s biophilic design, many of the apartments feature Juliet balconies equipped with a self-watering irrigation system that allows plants to grow through the ornate latticework of the balconies.
Designed by Brooklyn-based Future Green Studio, the self-sustaining balcony gardens will grow a number of plant species, including periwinkle, thyme, oregano, lavender, alpine strawberries, and lowbush blueberries. According to a spokesperson for the project, the planting choices are “based on a Mediterranean approach to be edible, fragrant and open to regular sun exposure.”
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