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InsideOutHouse: Packwood Follies Repurposes Junk Furniture to Clad a Creepy Cottage

InsideOutHouse: Packwood Follies Repurposes Junk Furniture to Clad a Creepy Cottage

The National Trust’s historic Packwood House is home to three new upcycled art installations by artist Hilary Jack. Using found materials and discarded Tudor furniture, Packwood Follies reimagines

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Michael Johansson’s Precisely Stacked Sculptures Give Found Objects the Tetris Treatment

Michael Johansson’s Precisely Stacked Sculptures Give Found Objects the Tetris Treatment

Michael Johansson’s’s stacked creations can be found taking refuge in the unnoticed empty spaces scattered throughout dense urban sprawl. Whether the works are packed between two buildings or piled

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Photographer Helps Build His Own Home Deep in the Hungarian Forest in Just Two Days

Photographer Helps Build His Own Home Deep in the Hungarian Forest in Just Two Days

The house structure consists of prefabricated and cross-laminated timber panels (CLT), which made for a quick and efficient assembly process. The two-storey home has a modern yet rustic exterior, with an

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Peter Kostelov Unveils Elegant Patchwork-Clad Deco Pattern House

Peter Kostelov Unveils Elegant Patchwork-Clad Deco Pattern House

Perhaps the most striking feature of the timber structure are the perforated white decorative panels surrounding the window and doors, mimicking computer pixels or rectangular doilies depending on one's

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The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

I’m fascinated by creatures that create new ways of life for others. Ecologists talk about ‘keystone species,’ ones which support entire ecosystems, like the central stone in a renaissance archway.

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Burnt Down Thermal Spa in Chile Turned into an Eco-Luxe Pixelated Hotel

Burnt Down Thermal Spa in Chile Turned into an Eco-Luxe Pixelated Hotel

The Alto Nevados Hotel in Chillan is mainly constructed from steel and designed as a pixelated box volume standing out among the gorgeous Andes Mountains. Its unique facade was made from old wooden boards

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San Francisco to Promote Sustainable Development with New Eco Districts

San Francisco to Promote Sustainable Development with New Eco Districts

Photo via Shutterstock Last summer, the San Francisco Planning Department announced plans to create four different types of "eco-districts" within the city that would lower greenhouse gas emissions and

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Sasufi Gives a Melbourne Patisserie an Elegant Upgrade with Reclaimed Wooden Doors

Sasufi Gives a Melbourne Patisserie an Elegant Upgrade with Reclaimed Wooden Doors

Designer Sasufi has given a series of reclaimed wooden doors a new life as part of a stylish and green interior belonging to a cute patisserie located in Melbourne, Australia. The idea behind By

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Henning Larsen Wins Competition to Build Green Particle Accelerator in Sweden

Henning Larsen Wins Competition to Build Green Particle Accelerator in Sweden

The European Spallation Source will provide 100,000 square meters of laboratories, offices, meeting spaces, and a lecture hall along with a 600 meter long proton accelerator and a 180 metres long neutron

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CANLOVE Upcycles Cast Off Spray Cans Into Gorgeous Sculptures and Paintings

CANLOVE Upcycles Cast Off Spray Cans Into Gorgeous Sculptures and Paintings

Dedicated to graffiti art in all its forms, each member of CANLOVE believes in a cradle to grave model for their art. Disused spray cans litter the streets around prime street art areas, some still filled

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Dacha’s Origami: An All-White Summer Home in Russia With No Windows and No Doors

Dacha’s Origami: An All-White Summer Home in Russia With No Windows and No Doors

The clients are a sporty family that also enjoy hosting a lot of parties. They also love the sun, even though there isn't much of that in Russia. So Kostelov used sustainably-sourced timber to create a

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OOIIO’s Patchwork City Encourages Residents to Customize Their Buildings

OOIIO’s Patchwork City Encourages Residents to Customize Their Buildings

Designed by OOIIO Architecture, the Patchwork City Masterplan focuses on organizing the future growth of Linkoping, a city in southern Sweden with 100,000 inhabitants. The architects were challenged to

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SuperBrands Showcases Elegant Eco-Design at London Design Festival

SuperBrands Showcases Elegant Eco-Design at London Design Festival

Limited Edition Limited Edition presented two rugs of particular interest. Brick is made from vertically positioned strips of reclaimed leather; a waste material from other design processes. It is a

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EDUN’s Military Chic Spring 2013 Collection Debuts at New York Fashion Week

EDUN’s Military Chic Spring 2013 Collection Debuts at New York Fashion Week

U2′s Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, are the founders of the African-focused fashion label EDUN, and true to its rocker heritage, EDUN's Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week was tough and

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Piet Hein Eek’s Restaurant in Eindhoven is Filled with Beautiful Upcycled Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s Restaurant in Eindhoven is Filled with Beautiful Upcycled Designs

The Restaurant of Piet Hein Eek is filled with the designer's own pieces, including his signature recycled wood furniture finished with a high gloss varnish. All pieces are unique and made from waste

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Mobile Verbandkammer is a Hulking Modular Container for Artists and Hackers in Belgium

Mobile Verbandkammer is a Hulking Modular Container for Artists and Hackers in Belgium

Currently situated on FLACC's first floor gallery as part of the Manifest 9 Parallel Events in Genk, Verbandkammer hosts cultural production, work and residential space as well as archival facilities in

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Compact Oak Tube Captures Natural Light for a 5th Floor Apartment in Russia

Compact Oak Tube Captures Natural Light for a 5th Floor Apartment in Russia

As with his former renovation projects, including the Patchwork House that we love, Kostelov demonstrates his total mastery of timber. It appears that a new, independent oak tube has been inserted into

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BRC Designs’ One-Of-A-Kind Pocket Rugs are a Patchwork Of Recycled Denim

BRC Designs’ One-Of-A-Kind Pocket Rugs are a Patchwork Of Recycled Denim

While known for his upcycled chairs and tables, Benjamin Rollins Caldwell of BRC Designs has also been dabbling in the world of fashion -- or at least repurposing fashion. One of his latest projects has

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BRC Designs’ Spineless Chair is Adorned with the Spines of Old Books

BRC Designs’ Spineless Chair is Adorned with the Spines of Old Books

Bibliophiles are sure to get a kick out of BRC Designs‘ new “Spineless” chair, which is made up of the spines of hundreds of old books. Spotted at ICFF this past weekend, the literally

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AirHotel: 6 High-Flying Hotel Rooms Made of Recycled Materials in Belgium

AirHotel: 6 High-Flying Hotel Rooms Made of Recycled Materials in Belgium

Sterreschijter This hanging metal structure looks like an oversized bucket or carriage. It is attached to a tree trunk by clamping and tensioning and has a translucent roof opening. Suspended a full six

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Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Inhabitat recently caught a glimpse of Pepe Heykoop’s patchwork Skin Collection at the Milan Furniture Fair. The furniture and housewares collection is stitched from rough, black leather pieces that

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CUBE TUBE is a Pixelated Office & Restaurant in China

CUBE TUBE is a Pixelated Office & Restaurant in China

The 'CUBE' building is a square 32 meter office tower, while 'TUBE' is a 55 meter long restaurant. Most buildings in the area are based on the Tei Kanmuri style, but the client wanted a landmark building

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Coca-Cola’s Graffiti Hits Historic New Orleans Neighborhoods Ahead of Final Four

Coca-Cola’s Graffiti Hits Historic New Orleans Neighborhoods Ahead of Final Four

Apparently Coca-Cola is really into New Orleans lassez-faire lifestyle, so much so that they decided to cover the sidewalks of the historic French Quarter and Treme neighborhoods with company logos as

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The Wall of Zudaji by 403 Architecture is a Scrappy Shed Made From Leftover Materials

The Wall of Zudaji by 403 Architecture is a Scrappy Shed Made From Leftover Materials

403 architecture is based out of Hamamatsu City, Japan, and the firm has completed a number of urban projects, apartment remodels, and other projects involving wood. As a result of their work, they were

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Puzzling Patchwork Bedroom Floor Created From Timber Offcut Scraps in Japan

Puzzling Patchwork Bedroom Floor Created From Timber Offcut Scraps in Japan

403architecture was working on an overall renovation of the apartment, which included the repair of the bedroom. The original ceiling was dismantled to increase the overall height of the bedroom. Enough

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Haroshi Transforms Salvaged Skateboards Into Sculptures That Pay Tribute to Skateboarders

Haroshi Transforms Salvaged Skateboards Into Sculptures That Pay Tribute to Skateboarders

DLX sent Haroshi hundreds of the discarded decks, each of which was donated by a specific DLX sponsored rider, a relationship that Haroshi takes to heart. Believing that each athlete is intrinsically

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Hessnatur’s Beautiful Headquarters is Built From Recycled Materials

Hessnatur’s Beautiful Headquarters is Built From Recycled Materials

A happy marriage between RAU Architects and sustainable clothing company Hessnaturresulted in the company's lovely Mondrian-esque headquarters near Frankfurt. Made almost completely from recycled

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COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Developing Countries Snag Talks on Issue of Carbon Markets

COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Developing Countries Snag Talks on Issue of Carbon Markets

On this second to last day of COP17, a new piece of the puzzle that explains why this year's United Nation Climate Talks are likely to end in a stalemate tomorrow, has emerged. Developing nations from

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Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme measures 10x26 ft and features long, vertical windows recovered from a shop that went bust. The windows infuse the space with plenty of light and they allow for fresh air to permeate the

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The Distort House is a Spliced Home That Adds A Pinch of Green to Indonesian Tradition

The Distort House is a Spliced Home That Adds A Pinch of Green to Indonesian Tradition

Located directly across the street from a public park in Jakarta, Distort House is placed at the very back of its large plot and turned a slight 15% to optimize the expansive yard space. The grand green

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