Waste Not, Want Not!

Design really is everywhere! I was sitting at home last night spending a typical evening in front of the TV catching up with the latest helpings of Masterchef Australia and this pop up restaurant was featured. The restaurant is called Greenhouse by Joost, (Joost Bakker) and we couldn’t help but be incredibly impressed by both the design of the restaurant and the concept behind it, so we decided to do a little more digging into its origins.

From Joost’s website we have learned that his concept is to create a completely waste free restaurant that he can take around the world. Initially the concept started in Perth, the images below are from the Sydney rendition of Greenhouse by Joost.  The idea behind the design is that it can be broken down, dismantled, reused, recycled and shipped to any location in the world. The building materials are either recycled or recyclable, there was no use of chemical or harmful treatments used on work surfaces, the ecological footprint for the construction is minimal as all materials can be easily sourced locally wherever the erection takes place. The concept also tries to keep food waste levels down to zero. At the end of each day all of the food waste is taken to the roof and used as compost.

Find out in greater detail everything about this concept at their website. It is well worth a look for you fellow green enthusiasts. Let us hope that we can one day see this concept rolled out across the MENA region.   

Photography courtesy of Matt Irwin Photography.

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