Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Greenhouse by Joost

The Greenhouse by Joost is one of the most impressive examples of sustainable design that I’ve had the pleasure of coming across since I became interested in such things.

Until the end of January, Melbourne is playing host to this thought provoking art installment/ restaurant that showcases the premise that one mans trash certainly can be turned in to a treasure.

I was drawn in by the details:
Vintage wearing waitresses serve coffee in recycled mason jars
Strawberries are picked straight from the wall and onto your plate.

The building is made from a 100% recycled steel frame and straw bales which are one of the worlds biggest and most problematic waste products. Floors were made of deconstructed shipping crates, tables of redundant fire hydrants and chairs of repurposed street signs Joost’s vision is to inspire people to consider the life-cycle of the things they consume which is precicely what it did for me.

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Meg said...

This place looks so cool...I'm dying to go to Melbourne!

Laura Beranek said...

Great post! This restaurant looks amazing. Now we just need to get one in Chicago...

Lucy said...

Hi Meg,

Thanks so much for the link here, and for your comment on my blog (on the Gertrude st Shopping Guide' article)... I really appreciate it!

Glad you found the shopping guides helpful :) I hope you have a fabulous time when you visit Melbourne! If you need any other recommendations for your stay here, feel free to shoot through any questions! :)

Lucy

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