Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Campbells Cove, Greenhouse

'Greenhouse by Joost' is a temporary eco-friendly cafe with spectacular views, currently located at Campbells Cove in The Rocks. The building was created by artist Joost Bakker and built using recycled materials with an external wall covered in pot plants. Ingredients are grown on the rooftop garden, water is collected on site, waste is recycled and the generator runs on cooking oil.

41 comments:

  1. Go green! Great building details and a fab foto of the Opera House in the background!

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  2. I wonder what the economics are of running such a self sufficient business? Would it run at a profit I wonder.

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  3. Snap! Jim. What a co-incidence!

    Re Andrew's question, which he also posed on my post: I do not think this particular restaurant is other than self-aggrandisement. If you poke around (other than inside the eatery) you realise quickly that the plants are not looked after, the venue is a shambles and the sewage smells bad! I wonder who on earth allowed it to be sited where it is ...

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  4. Gee, I was going to compliment Sydney again until I read Julie's comments. Now I don't know . . .

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  5. Snap! Right back at you, Julie. :)
    It was about a year ago, when we all met up, that somebody mentioned that there's a good chance that some day Sydney bloggers would end up covering the same subject on the same day. I agree with what you've said. It does seem like a bit of a stunt.

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  6. What a cuite cafe, I 'm sure the views are fabulous. Great shot.

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful Green house!
    Lovely scenery with the Opera House in the background!

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  8. Very picturesque! love blue and green...

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  9. what a great idea! the greenhouse cafe look really pretty.

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  10. What an interesting building. That is a first for me. That is one thing a like about the blog, I get to see so many things I woulds never know about.

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  11. I just showed my students some tiny organic apples. They didn't like it until I cut a quarter for each. They said it is yummy.

    Is the food expensive?

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  12. What a role model ! Impressed. Please have a good Wednesday.


    daily athens

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  13. Very cool photo and the Opera House in the background, Perfect!

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  14. Love that greenhouse! Beautiful view....Christine

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  15. Nice photo. The Opera Houe is so stunning. I love Sidney & you may see some of my Sidney shots one of these days :)

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  16. Andrew, there are plans to find a permanent location for this cafe, so it may be worthwhile staying in business but I don't know if it's completely self sufficent.

    Ann, the prices on the menu seem to be about average for Sydney.

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  17. I think I saw that in the early stage of construction and wondered what on earth it was. Inevitable that we occasionally "snap" each other.

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  18. I think there's still no eco-friendly cafe here. The view is awesome :)

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  19. Very inbteresting. I have always wanted to go to Australia. I must put this resturant as one of my spots to stop when i get to go in the future.
    Im here from the Outdoor Wednesday Hop.
    Blessings

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  20. The green house appears irresistible. Wonder if they serve green tea there.

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  21. It looks a great place for an eco- friendly coffee.

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  22. A green watery wednesday post, that's wonderful!
    Rosie

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  23. Wow, that is a green greenhouse. I love the composition with the opera house in the background.

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  24. awesome shots!
    I'd love to go to Sydney, my brother's lived there for the past 20 years, he visited when he was 18 and never came back!

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  25. Sounds like a good idea but Julie's report doesn't make it sound inviting.

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  26. Gives a whole new meaning to the word "greenhouse" -- and what a view!

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  27. That's interesting I didn't know about this place.

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  28. Great job to include the Opera House in the shot Jim.

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