Friday, July 1, 2011

Greenhouse .. one thousand and one pot plants.....!!

After it's success in Melbourne, Greenhouse designer Joost Bakker teamed up with Paul Aron and Jason Chan to open a second restaurant on St. George's Terrace in Perth. The steel frame made of roll formed steel, houses a vertical garden made up of  individual pots of ivy that spill down the wall creating a lush green covering on all sides. I have to wonder if anyone has ever actually counted how many pots there are..my guess is, probably!! It has a rooftop garden that supplies much of the produce used in  the kitchen and the menu (The Greenhouse concept) if you care to check it out is fabulous!!


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37 comments:

  1. We had one of these down on Circular Quay for the first few months of this year - facing the Opera House but on the other side. Sadly, they were better at design than keeping the plants in the small pots actually alive and flourishing. I hope they keep a weather-eye out in Perth as your conditions will provide them more of a challenge.

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  2. Such a fantastic idea! The wall would look so much a part of Nature when all the ivy grows!

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  3. You're right Julie, after the summer we had this year and the expectation of the same maybe hotter next year, you have to hope they have a very efficient reticulation system worked out.

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  4. What a great concept but the pots appear to be terra cotta which will indeed pose a challenge for keeping the plants well-watered. looking forward to seeing the green wall!

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  5. How on earth do they keep them watered? I have three hanging pots here, and I swear I can't keep them well watered enough to keep them looking good. But, 1000 . . . ?

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  6. I think this is Mother Natures home. She has wonderful green taste. Perfect theme day photo.

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  7. We call it a "green wall!"


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  8. This is so great! What a beautiful wall. Thank you for posting this.

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  9. Wow! That is so cool but the watering must be a real bear!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  10. This is an amazing and special. I've never seen so many pots together. Maybe hyper shop with flowers, but there were definitely fewer. We have ivy-covered wall of a balcony. It's nice to be green in winter. Hello to Perth! Peter.

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  11. wow! have seen a restaurant in the hills near mumbai with the same name and done sup similarly!

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  12. It remember me at "Musee du Quai Branly"'s building in Paris...
    Regards,

    Pierre

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  13. a green wall wich needs many water

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  14. This is such a neat idea. Never seen anything quite like this here in Yorkshire. I like that they took time lapse photos of the construction, clever idea, cool website too.
    Paul at Leeds daily photo

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  15. What an interesting concept! I love it. I've never seen anything like it.

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  16. Wow, this is amazing. I've seen walls of plants before but never in pots like this. Great choice for today. I'd not want to water them! Ah, looking at the photo I'd think perhaps the ivy grows separately and the pots are decorative. Love it anyway.

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  17. 5400ish!!

    It's approx thirty pots high and about sixty wide on each of three sides!

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  18. I stand corrected anonymous, thanks for the info, many more pots than I had guessed-imated! Somehow the title '5400ish pot plants' is not quite as catchy hahaha!!

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  19. Difficult to be greener than this!

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  20. Incredible work, I would love to just sit there and see!

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  21. Amazing. Wish we had more thought here going into our restaurants and cafe's. This is my type of restaurant!

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  22. Goodness..what a concept. A great look but I couldn't handle the watering. I missed this in Melbourne. Thanks for posting the Perth display.

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  23. may they never get busted (-:

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  24. I wish there were more of these around! It's fantastic!

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  25. Wow! At first I thought you were talking about 1001 pots of pot. Now, that would something.

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  26. That's the greatest GREEN decorating idea, Grace! I wonder who waters all those pots and how big the watering can is.....
    Theme day regards from EAGAN

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  27. Great Photos!

    that is such an amazing idea. very creative!
    I wish I had time to visit Perth while I was in Australia.

    that place seems really artsy and I would love to visit there.

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  28. Nice idea for small city gardens

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  29. And a very interesting concept it is!

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  30. I couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing when I first came across this wall. Made me think of a photo of a villa in France where the walls down into the courtyard were almost covered with hanging pots of red geraniums.

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  31. Wow. I didn't see this in Melbourne, Grace. Love the concept and am not allowing myself to think of the water required to keep it alive:-)

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  32. Gosh! When you think of all the money that's been spent ridding old buildings of ivy (to their detriment, in my opinion!) ... This looks great - can't wait to see it when growth is more advanced!! But my money's on the ivy to find a way to put roots down on the building ...

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  33. What a great idea! Environmentally health and you never have to paint, just re-plant.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  34. I had a couple of shots of the Sydney one on my blog, earlier this year. :)

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  35. Absolutely cool! What a fantastic idea, just love it! Some people are really gifted.

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  36. What a great idea!! But how about the watering?

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