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Greenhouse: Joost’s Garden-Wrapped Waste Free Shipping Container Restaurant Comes to Sydney
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 1, 2011 @ 1:06 pm In Architecture,Cargotecture,Recycling initiatives,Sustainable Building | No Comments
The eco restaurant  was designed specifically to be a traveling show that could be packed up into shipping containers and includes the building structure, stairs for the rooftop access, kitchen, bathroom, bar, furniture and staff change rooms. A rooftop garden will grow some of the restaurant’s herbs and veggies, while cooking oil powers a generator. Strawbales  are used to insulate some of the walls and the interior is decorated in writing that explains the zero waste policies of the restaurant.
Joost wasn’t kidding when he meant zero waste  either. Literally, nothing goes to waste. All organic matter, including flatware, is composted for the rooftop garden. Water is collected on site and the toilets are super water efficient and feature a mini-sink that fills the tank for the next flush. Food is sourced seasonally from local farmers, delivered in whole form and processed on site. For example, a wheat farmer brings fresh grains to the restaurant each week, where they are then ground to the desired meal. Wine and beer likewise are delivered and served from kegs or barrels. The menu largely depends on what is available.
Cambells Cove in Sydney is the first stop of Greenhouse by Joost on its international tour. The restaurant will close at the end of March, pack up and head over to Milan for the International Furniture Fair  before hitting other major European cities. Better hit up the Sydney location and take advantage of the amazing view.
Images ©Matt Irwin Photography/Greenhouse by Joost and Simon Food Favourites 
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URLs in this post:
 Joost Bakker: http://inhabitat.com/green-your-walls-with-schiavello-vertical-gardens/
 pop-up restaurant: http://inhabitat.com/london-pop-up-restaurant-built-from-borrowed-materials/
 Greenhouse by Joost: http://greenhousebyjoost.com/
 eco restaurant: http://inhabitat.com/habana-outpost-an-eco-restaurant-grows-in-brooklyn/
 Strawbales: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-modcells-stunning-straw-bale-prefab-homes/
 zero waste: http://inhabitat.com/sunny-delight-reaches-zero-waste-goal-but-is-still-bad-for-you/
 Milan for the International Furniture Fair: http://inhabitat.com/milan-2010-best-green-designs-from-eurocucina-and-salone-del-bagno/
 Simon Food Favourites: http://simonfoodfavourites.blogspot.com/2011/02/greenhouse-by-joost-eco-friendly-cafe.html
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