Recycled Materials

Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

Liangsheng took his son to see the Transformers movie last August, and the boy became a huge fan. He gifted his son a Transformers toy, and the boy asked for a bigger one. (Of course he did.) Liangsheng

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Weathered steel and reclaimed wood clad stunning cabins on a Navajo reservation

Weathered steel and reclaimed wood clad stunning cabins on a Navajo reservation

A pair of cabins made from weathered steel and reclaimed barn wood has popped on a Navajo reservation in Colorado. Inspired by the surrounding red sand desert, the industrial modern Sunrise and Sunset

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CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

Can sustainable design thinking help us develop new furniture aesthetics and possibilities? We live in a world dominated by the waste produced by the consumerist disposable society; everybody knows

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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. Inspired by

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Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Measuring in at just 96 sq. ft., the space is a cozy home with a loft big enough for a bedroom and storage for Falck's clothes. The lounge and living area on the bottom floor offers a place to relax and

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Abandoned fountain transformed into a pop-up urban spa in Mexico

Abandoned fountain transformed into a pop-up urban spa in Mexico

http://vimeo.com/135483947 Centrally located in the city of Chihuahua, Urueta Park comprises two separate areas: a sports area and small woodland that are joined by a century alley. The objective of

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LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

There’s a reason TV shows about home renovations and flipping crumbling houses are so popular: the results are often so spellbinding and they tap into the amateur designer in all of us. One world

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Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

Sustainer Homes was conceived as a solution to the housing crisis faced by younger generations, which struggle with rising rents and exorbitant housing prices. “Independence and sustainability define

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The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in your backyard

The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in your backyard

If the coconut-shaped Podzook pod looks familiar, you’re most likely thinking of the Archipod, the British-designed original. Waldoboro-based Judy Bernier founded the Podzook company last year after she

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Studio Muda upcycles wood pallets into furniture

Studio Muda upcycles wood pallets into furniture

Was asked to design a exterior set, consisting of one table and two benches, made from wood pallets. This objects should represent an original design and respect the principle of recycle/reuse with

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KP Cykler’s beautiful hanger is bicycle storage that is meant to be seen

KP Cykler’s beautiful hanger is bicycle storage that is meant to be seen

A Danish cycling brand KP Cykler is raising funds on Kickstarter for an aesthetically beautiful bicycle hanger. For many of us a bicycle more than a way of getting around – we have memories tied to it.

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Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper tubes

Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper tubes

Nituniyo stacked thousands of recycled paper tubes in a cell pattern to form the easily recognizable shape of an elephant. Unlike the majority of Fallas Festival installations, which are normally cordoned

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8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

Renovated wood-lined school bus by architecture grad Hank Butitta Most architecture students submit a written thesis for their final project, but not University of Minnesota grad Hank Butitta. The

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The Big Green Bus is a retired city bus renovated into a mini traveling hotel

The Big Green Bus is a retired city bus renovated into a mini traveling hotel

Collier-Woods bought the 31-year-old public transport bus on eBay for £4,500 (approx $7,400). "I had a look on eBay and found that double deckers were not as expensive as I would have thought, so bought

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Industrial modern Sawmill House is built from recycled concrete blocks

Industrial modern Sawmill House is built from recycled concrete blocks

Built on the site of a former gold mine-turned-sawmill, the Sawmill House references the site’s history with an earth-toned materials palette and rough sawn macrocarpa screens. The operable screens,

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Watch this amazing machine transform plastic bags into fuel

Watch this amazing machine transform plastic bags into fuel

But Japanese inventor Akinori Ito created a machine that converts ubiquitous plastic bags into fuel. The carbon negative system is now being sold by Ito's Blest Corporation.

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Gorgeous isolated cabin with volcano views is only accessible by boat

Gorgeous isolated cabin with volcano views is only accessible by boat

Located above the rocky south shore, the House on Todos Los Santos Lake serves as a single-family weekend getaway. The precarious and steep site required a careful construction system and use of

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Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Berlin-based design studio NOWlab created a piece of furniture inspired by layering and natural recycling of ice inside a glacier. The idea of the optimum material cycle has been translated into furniture

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DIY: Build a seat out of your clothing

DIY: Build a seat out of your clothing

WeDangle, your clothes as comfy seat. Why are clothes never used as a chair? That is the question behind the WeDangle. A quest that started 2 years ago with the investigation for an invisible comfortable

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Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for endangered birds

Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for endangered birds

Electric cars may be better for the planet than we thought. In addition to their potential mitigating effect on climate change, their physical components are proving to be excellent homes for wildlife,

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San Francisco college student upcycles old skateboards into one-of-a-kind guitars

San Francisco college student upcycles old skateboards into one-of-a-kind guitars

Pourfard began woodworking when he was 18, after a skateboarding injury left him with six months of extra time on his hands for recovery. What started as an experimental foray into reworking skateboard

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This home in rural Ghana was built from rammed earth and recycled plastic

This home in rural Ghana was built from rammed earth and recycled plastic

Anna Webster, fourth-year student at the Cass, London Metropolitan University’s School of Architecture, has designed a simple but sturdy house that fits right into the Ghanaian countryside where it has

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Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

Reworking the home's boundaries involved creating a whole new configuration for the structure and removing an existing bathroom. In addition to "turning" the house around, the architects added a new

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Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Made from stacked and cantilevered shipping containers, the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company in Johannesburg is a sustainable flagship for the ambitious company. Designed by Earthworld Architects &

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This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett reused discarded and broken eyeglass lenses to create a massive installation suspended over the historic facade of Pera Museum in Istanbul.

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Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban and his humanitarian organization Volunteer Architects Network (VAN) announced plans to build emergency shelters for Nepal back in May, but it wasn’t until now that the prototype designs

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Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is located at the 'Distrito Arcos Premium Outlet', an open-air mall on a former railway area within the leafy Palermo. It's massive discount clothes stores are sheltered in re-adapted railway

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Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFXLHJ_D6c Charles Lai and Takehiko Suzuki collaborated with AONA architecture studio and the One Village Focus Fund to deliver the design to a remote area of

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Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling floor

Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling floor

Hasami ceramics are characterized by their simple and minimalist geometry and their modular and stackable design. Seki’s installation pays homage to Hasami’s heritage by giving the discarded pieces a

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Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

Paper Brick: A Recyle and Reuse Project “Paper brick” is a waste paper cup pavilion that aims to orientate and raise public attention, regarding awareness on waste recycling and reuse. On June

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