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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Annie Evelyn Creates Reclaimed Cypress Chairs with Springy, Geometric Seats

Annie Evelyn Creates Reclaimed Cypress Chairs with Springy, Geometric Seats

Designer Annie Evelyn from New Colony Furniture creates weird and wonderful seats using a technique she developed herself. Her "upholstered" chairs are made from hard materials but can be

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Low-budget School in Africa is Made from Earth Bricks Fabricated On Site

Low-budget School in Africa is Made from Earth Bricks Fabricated On Site

The new school replaces an old one on the same site and is attended by kids from three villages in the area. Completely made from compressed earth blocks with a layer of waterproof cement, the

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200-Year-Old Stone House in Switzerland Renovated to Achieve High Energy Conservation Standards

200-Year-Old Stone House in Switzerland Renovated to Achieve High Energy Conservation Standards

To help make the interiors match the home's stone-faced exterior, new exposed concrete walls and polished screed floors. The added materials match the grey shade while only a few elements like

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Spain’s Earthy Espai Ridaura Cultural Center is Topped With a Luscious Green Roof

Spain’s Earthy Espai Ridaura Cultural Center is Topped With a Luscious Green Roof

Espai Ridaura consists of two well-defined volumes that "slide" against one another. The center is made from a mix of local earth, cement and gravel, and its earthy color is due to natural

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Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects’ New Green-Roofed Tokyo Plaza Features a Dizzying Kaleidoscopic Entrance

Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects’ New Green-Roofed Tokyo Plaza Features a Dizzying Kaleidoscopic Entrance

The roof garden’s heart has a hexagonal communal table with trees sprouting and a glazed core. Attracting people as well as plenty of birds and butterflies, the trees all around it help to

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Xiangxiangxiang: China’s First Boutique Shipping Container Hotel Opens its Doors

Xiangxiangxiang: China’s First Boutique Shipping Container Hotel Opens its Doors

Xiangxiangxiang Boutique Container Hotel is made from 35 repurposed shipping containers, and is located in the tourist area of Tianxia Duchenghuang. Featuring exterior and interior spaces for

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Hiroshima’s Optical Glass House Hides a Secret Garden Behind its Glazed Façade

Hiroshima’s Optical Glass House Hides a Secret Garden Behind its Glazed Façade

The Optical Glass House sits among tall buildings in downtown Hiroshima. Its glazed façade was hand-made made from 6,000 high-transparency glass blocks that are from borosilicate, a raw

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Atelier Oslo’s Lanternen Pavilion is Made From Sustainable Norwegian Wood

Atelier Oslo’s Lanternen Pavilion is Made From Sustainable Norwegian Wood

Visible from afar, Lanternen serves as a meeting point and market shelter, as well as a space for informal music concerts and other performances. It stands on four stilts that are made from

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Dirk Van Der Kooij’s Spectacular 3D Printer Robot Places Newly Printed Furniture Outside His Shop Window

Dirk Van Der Kooij’s Spectacular 3D Printer Robot Places Newly Printed Furniture Outside His Shop Window

Dirk Van Der Kooij’s space is located in a former Phillips building on the edge of Eindhoven’s Strijp area, next to Piet Hein Eek’s studio, shop and restaurant. An award-winning designer,

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Finnish Artist Kaarina Kaikkonen Creates Dreamlike Landscapes From Second Hand Clothes

Finnish Artist Kaarina Kaikkonen Creates Dreamlike Landscapes From Second Hand Clothes

Kaarina Kaikkonen's huge site-specific installation contrasts with the former factory’s brutalist architecture. It consists of hundreds of second-hand shirts that together to create flowing

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Green-Roofed House in Sikamino Rises From the Greek Landscape

Green-Roofed House in Sikamino Rises From the Greek Landscape

Located on an elongated field surrounded by olive trees, the House in Sikamino is 195 feet long. The elongated home is set beneath a rhomboid roof, and half of its interiors are located

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David Graas’ Colorful Modular Lamps Divert Plastic from the Ocean

David Graas’ Colorful Modular Lamps Divert Plastic from the Ocean

Most plastics can be endlessly recycled without losing their indestructibility. But instead of being reused, the majority of plastics will end up as one-time-use products, finding their end as

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Oshatz Architects’ Wooden Wilkinson Residence Towers Amidst the Treetops

Oshatz Architects’ Wooden Wilkinson Residence Towers Amidst the Treetops

With a top floor surrounded by treetops, The Wilkinson Residence evokes the feeling of being in a tree house. It’s curvy exterior is covered with different wood tiles and some metal parts that

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Bertjan Pot’s Rope Masks Are Both Beautiful and Terrifying

Bertjan Pot’s Rope Masks Are Both Beautiful and Terrifying

To make his masks, Bertjan Pot uses all sorts of ropes, combining colors and creating innovative textures. He stitches them together using a sewing machine, which in turn creates a waved

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Roel de Boer Imagines a Utopian City Filled with Treehouse Pods

Roel de Boer Imagines a Utopian City Filled with Treehouse Pods

Roel De Boer imagines a city full of treehouse pods instead of high-rise apartment buildings. It might not be particularly realistic, but it's a fun thought experiment. “Imagine a treehouse

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Bercy Chen Studio’s Cylindrical Boat House in Austin Has its Own Waterfall

Bercy Chen Studio’s Cylindrical Boat House in Austin Has its Own Waterfall

Bercy Chen Studio’s one-of-a-kind shelter consists of two elliptical floors that are joined by a swirling staircase. The lower level has a wooden deck mainly used for lounging next to the

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The Landscape Laboratory is a Beautifully Restored Stone Factory in Portugal

The Landscape Laboratory is a Beautifully Restored Stone Factory in Portugal

Located southwest of the historic city center of Guimarães, Portugal, the Landscape Laboratory stands in a rural area near the National Ecological Reserve (REN). The architects preserved the

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Jolan Van Der Wiel’s Psychedelic Tray Tables Are Created Using Centrifugal Forces

Jolan Van Der Wiel’s Psychedelic Tray Tables Are Created Using Centrifugal Forces

Dutch designer Jolan Van Der Wiel created a public workshop where visitors could make their own colorful trays using natural forces. The designer, famous for creating strange, spiky objects

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Spooky Abandoned Igloo Hotel In Alaska About To Be Restored

Spooky Abandoned Igloo Hotel In Alaska About To Be Restored

This oddly shaped building is located along the George Parks Highway in the Alaskan heartlands. The busy road runs along 323 miles, cutting across mountains and forests. The building was

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Beautiful Collision Tableware Uses Red Cabbage Dye to Create Unexpected Pigments

Beautiful Collision Tableware Uses Red Cabbage Dye to Create Unexpected Pigments

Color Collision is a collection of non-toxic ceramic tableware designed by Kirstie Van Noort and Rogier Arents. To achieve the unique colors seen above, the ceramic objects were first dyed with

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Japanese Artist Maico Akiba Creates Tiny Ecosystems on Animals’ Backs

Japanese Artist Maico Akiba Creates Tiny Ecosystems on Animals’ Backs

Maico Akiba is fond of sculpting, and she also draws and illustrates children’s books. Her pieces often reflect the passing of time with rusty textures and growing moss. Akiba's ‘Sekai’

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Vinella & Krupa Give New Life to Dated Furniture With Paintings and Pyrography

Vinella & Krupa Give New Life to Dated Furniture With Paintings and Pyrography

Marcin and Federica are based in Edinburgh, and they enjoy giving new life to old furniture through pyrography and painting. They love taking inspiration from Art Nouveau pieces and have painted

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Fujiwaramuro Architects’ House in Hanoura is Surrounded by Artificial Hills and Breezy Rice Fields

Fujiwaramuro Architects’ House in Hanoura is Surrounded by Artificial Hills and Breezy Rice Fields

Perhaps the most unique aspect of this house is a number of small hills that surround it and provide a depth perception to the flat landscape when looking out. A nice detail is that the

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British Artist Laura Bacon Weaves Willow Branches Into Powerful Sculptures

British Artist Laura Bacon Weaves Willow Branches Into Powerful Sculptures

Laura’s work is inspired by the way insects, animals and birds create their own nests using existing structures for support. Each of her intricate sculptures uses either organic or man-made

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Foodscapes: Contemporary Compostable Tableware Made from Recycled Food Waste

Foodscapes: Contemporary Compostable Tableware Made from Recycled Food Waste

Next time you throw a dinner party at home you can wow your guests even if your cooking isn’t amazing. Designed by Italian studio Whomade and Michela Milani, ‘Foodscapes’ is a

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Apelle: Boat-Like Home Stays Warm With Geothermal Energy During the Finnish Winters

Apelle: Boat-Like Home Stays Warm With Geothermal Energy During the Finnish Winters

Apelle is a long and lean building that opens up to the surrounding nature. The interiors are open plan and multi-functional, a common tradition in Finnish architecture dubbed “tupa” or

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Piet Hein Eek Creates an Art Gallery from Recycled Materials in Eindhoven

Piet Hein Eek Creates an Art Gallery from Recycled Materials in Eindhoven

Tucked under a busy highway in Eindhoven’s Strijp-S area is a wonderful new space that was created by local designer Piet Hein Eek and directed by the “Drenthe Village Angels.” The space,

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Asia Piaścik’s Sugarcloud Lamp Takes Inspiration from Traditional Polish Crafts

Asia Piaścik’s Sugarcloud Lamp Takes Inspiration from Traditional Polish Crafts

Polish designer Asia Piaścik's Sugarcloud Lamp takes its inspiration from a sweet recipe inspired by traditional Polish crocheting techniques. Here, white cotton is first crocheted and then

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Brilliant Energy-Generating JF-Kit House is Powered by People!

Brilliant Energy-Generating JF-Kit House is Powered by People!

JF-Kit is part pop-up gym, part self-sufficient off-grid home. The interior features a line of ‘domestic fitness furniture’ that enables residents to produce energy by pedaling a bike,

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Rianne Koens’ Peelpride Turns Fruit Peels Into Aromatic Food Seasoning

Rianne Koens’ Peelpride Turns Fruit Peels Into Aromatic Food Seasoning

The whole process starts with a special extra fine peeler that removes only the most aromatic, intense top layer of the fruit or vegetable (the lower, white layer is bitter). The peels are

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