Ana Lisa

 

Ana Lisa Alperovich is a trained eco-designer and sustainable culture producer from Buenos Aires. She received her BA Hons from Goldsmiths, University of London, a city where she spent most of her 20s and inspires her enormously. After gaining experience on designing public events for [re]design through England and China, she went back to her hometown to find out what was going on about her subject of study while she was away. Impressed by the creative use of local resources, her love for sharing knowledge and her belief in learning through experiences, she co-created the Sustainable Festival. A 4-day educational not-for-profit event dedicated to the celebration of emerging sustainable design practices, held at the luscious Botanic Gardens in the heart of Buenos Aires. Ana Lisa cannot help being an environmental activist and is interested on discovering new eco-design concepts and learning about the design of systems. She is a vegetarian who loves riding her folding-bike, playing hand-ball, japanese culture, making her own clothes, gardening and cats. She now works independently doing all sorts of things related to critical sustainable design thinking and practices: she is a consultant for big and small brands, a curator of exhibitions, workshops organizer and now a contributing writer for Inhabitat!
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Exit Architects Gives Historical Museum in Spain a Delightful Green Upgrade

Exit Architects Gives Historical Museum in Spain a Delightful Green Upgrade

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or more lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesake. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans

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6 Awe-Inspiring Designs Made From Food!

6 Awe-Inspiring Designs Made From Food!

Fantastical Photographed Scenes Pay Tribute To Food Photographer Matthew Carden creates fantastic miniature landscapes that revisit healthy eating choices. From a bug's perspective, Carden

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Spillman Farmer Architects Transform Bethlehem Steel Factory into a Vibrant Art Center

Spillman Farmer Architects Transform Bethlehem Steel Factory into a Vibrant Art Center

With a raw, industrial aesthetic, Spillman Farmer Architects have transformed the abandoned steel factory into a major arts hub. Made from locally manufactured, pre-cast concrete panels, glass

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Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

The Technik Museum's new building was completed in 2000 and has a total usable area of 215,000 square foot. It was mainly constructed from steel-composite structure and was designed to be

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iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

Here at Inhabitat we have seen some very creative iPhone amplifiers that use bamboo canes, repurposed musical instruments and even an entire tree trunk to blast tunes. But here is one example

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Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard

Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard

In the past, Icelanders told time using a traditional measurement system called Eykt - the day was split into eight Eyktir consisting of three hours each. Inspired these traditions, designer

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Ryosuke Fukusada Unveils Glowing Wooden Light Bulb

Ryosuke Fukusada Unveils Glowing Wooden Light Bulb

Mixing traditional Japanese woodworking techniques with modern design, Ryosuke Fukusada has created a functional wooden light bulb! The unusual design was made using a technique called Rokuro,

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Philip Starck’s Elegant Zero-Waste Broom Chair is Crafted From Recycled Industrial Waste

Philip Starck’s Elegant Zero-Waste Broom Chair is Crafted From Recycled Industrial Waste

French designer Philip Starck is exhibiting his elegant recycled Broom Chair at this year's bustling ICFF. Made from 90% recycled industrial waste, the Broom Chair made its debut at Milan

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6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

Wing Wah's Incredible Metal Transformers Robots A work by Chinese artist Wing Wah, these huge, incredible robots are built from all sorts of scrap metal coming from the automotive industry.

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6 Cozy Cocoons to Retreat From The World

6 Cozy Cocoons to Retreat From The World

DEDON's Zero Waste Nest Rest is Made From a Recyclable Synthetic Resin Fiber Made from an innovative eco-lux material that is recyclable, non-toxic and weatherproof, DEDON's Nest Rest is the

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6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

Japanese Bonsai Series Make Tiny Architecture With bonsai style as his inspiration, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba created a series of incredibly intricate worlds. Using standard craft

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Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

We recently showed you Ryosuke Fukusada's innovative and playful designs, which include wooden light bulbs and tiny cakes shaped like furniture; his recent project, Net Lamps, places efficient

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A Community Garden Blooms at Berlin’s Abandoned Tempelhof Airport

A Community Garden Blooms at Berlin’s Abandoned Tempelhof Airport

These gardens are visited daily by a truly diverse range of people who come to enjoy the vast, open space provided by the abandoned airport site. Blooming under the Tempelhofer Freiheit

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Berlin’s Jungfernheide Park Lets You Climb Amidst Hundred-Year-Old Treetops

Berlin’s Jungfernheide Park Lets You Climb Amidst Hundred-Year-Old Treetops

Waldhochseilgarten is only 15 minutes away from West Berlin, and access is provided through a luscious forest road full of oaks, elms and maple trees. The whole climbing park system --

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Koloro is a Cute Multifunctional Desk by Torafu Architects

Koloro is a Cute Multifunctional Desk by Torafu Architects

The super cute Kororodesuku (Koloro desk) and Koloro stool are two brilliant multifunctional furnishings designed by Tokyo-based Torafu Architects. The brightly colored desk has various windows

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Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Tierra Patagonia Hotel sits at Torres del Paine's entrance, right at the edge of Sarmiento Lake. Its curved shape is inspired by old prehistoric fossils, and its organic aerodynamic silhouette

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Berlin’s Wagendorf Lohmühle is a Hidden Self-Sufficient Caravan Village

Berlin’s Wagendorf Lohmühle is a Hidden Self-Sufficient Caravan Village

Wagendorf Lohmühle's recycled and hand-made mobile shelters use solar panels to transform the sun's energy into free electricity. Some wagons, like this geometrical wooden one, were built

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Thomas Allen Turns Tired Pulp Fiction Book Covers Into Pop-Up Sculptures

Thomas Allen Turns Tired Pulp Fiction Book Covers Into Pop-Up Sculptures

Thomas Allen takes classic books front the 40s and 50s and gives them a new life by turning their tired covers into sculptures. Haunted Lady, I Married a Dead Man, Don't Crowd Me and Timbal

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Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Dilston Grove -- formerly known as Clare College Mission Church -- is an Italian-style Grade II Listed Building that dates back to 1900. In the 1960s it was converted into a series of artist

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1970s Double-Decker Bus in Berlin Transformed Into Mobile Kiosk

1970s Double-Decker Bus in Berlin Transformed Into Mobile Kiosk

Kjosk is a collaborative project that started when Rosmarie Köckenberger was working as part of the interdisciplinary creative team Balestra Berlin. Featuring an outdoor eating area furnished

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The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

Toronto-based Castor has come up with a radiant idea for reusing hundreds of burnt out light bulbs. The design team collected an array of working and non-working lamps and bulbs (all

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Ackroyd and Harvey’s Twist Sculpture in Bristol is Powered by the Sun and the Wind

Ackroyd and Harvey’s Twist Sculpture in Bristol is Powered by the Sun and the Wind

When driving along a sprawling motorway towards the UK city of Bristol at night, a massive glowing helicoidal tower welcomes visitors and locals. Installed in 2008, the tower, called Twist, was

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Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

We all know that water is an essential part of our lives — we are about 70% water and we would die without it in a couple of days - but sometimes we just take it for granted. To highlight the

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PHOTOS: 1910 Vacuum Cleaner Factory in Berlin Turned Into a Cool Caravan Hotel

PHOTOS: 1910 Vacuum Cleaner Factory in Berlin Turned Into a Cool Caravan Hotel

Events organizer Silke Lorenzen and designer Sarah Vollmer wanted to create a fun, innovative and flexible accommodation space in their area of Neukölln. Aiming to preserve the inner beauty

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French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

French students Marianne Cauvard and Raphaël Pluvinage have come up with a fantastically weird project that uses agar-agar -- red algae -- jelly to create music. Dubbed Noisy Jelly, the

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Dala Furniture Recycles Food and Drink Packaging Into Luxury Furniture

Dala Furniture Recycles Food and Drink Packaging Into Luxury Furniture

Recently unveiled at Milan Design Week, DALA furniture is made entirely from a new material developed by German firm DEDON. Created by young American designer Stephen Burks, these brilliant,

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Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Thinking beyond creating something flashy or fashionable, Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura designed the Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery; an emergency kit packed with essentials for earthquake

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Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Located near Orel's riverbank, 18-miles away from the city of Dnepropertrovsk, the Friend Hotel is steeped in a lush and green forest. Before its construction, Ryntovt Design did an extended

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Tokyo Zoo Project Maps Gigantic Animals in Tokyo Using Bike Lanes

Tokyo Zoo Project Maps Gigantic Animals in Tokyo Using Bike Lanes

Claiming to be "the world's largest zoo", the Tokyo Zoo Project offers a wild new way to cycle around the Japanese capital. The idea is that people request -- through Twitter -- different

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