Think like Greenhouse by Joost a new guerrilla gastronomy exhibition in Melbourne which combines the two with a temporary cafe that’s designed to demonstrate creative ways to put sustainability into practice.
Constructed about a month ago in Melbourne’s Federation Square, it is built entirely from recycled and recyclable materials.
Floors are made of deconstructed shipping crates, tables are fabricated from redundant fire hydrants, chairs are put together from restructured street signs and shade-cloths woven from tiles discarded by the Melbourne Cricket Club. An interior wall, meanwhile, comprises a small forest of wild strawberry plants growing in old plastic palettes, while a rooftop garden supplies several of the edibles served up by the Greenhouse’s vintage-clad waiters and waitresses in tiny “taste-tubes” reclaimed from scientific trash.
The Greenhouse is slated to disappear at the end of January—without a trace, of course—but it’s scheduled to reappear at the Milan Furniture Fair next year.