Recycled Materials

The recycled wood ORION lamp can be adjusted using a sliding weight

The recycled wood ORION lamp can be adjusted using a sliding weight

Interior lamp made by recycled wood. Chippings, derived from manufacturing processes, pulverized and mixed with glue, become wood paste. This paste is used to create the particular shape of ORION. The

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Kinetic “Cloud Seeding” pavilion creates shade with 30,000 tiny balls made of recycled plastic bottles

Kinetic “Cloud Seeding” pavilion creates shade with 30,000 tiny balls made of recycled plastic bottles

This lightweight pavilion may look like a simple canopy structure, but it's actually a fantastic kinetic environment that creates shade thanks to thousands of constantly rearranging tiny plastic balls

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Solar-powered Josey Pavilion beats wicked hot Texas summers without air-conditioning

Solar-powered Josey Pavilion beats wicked hot Texas summers without air-conditioning

One of Texas’ most eco-friendly structures is nestled in an unassuming native prairie landscape near Decatur. Named the Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion, the self-sufficient building promotes sustainable

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Stunning Beach Avenue is an eco-friendly home in Australia

Stunning Beach Avenue is an eco-friendly home in Australia

Australian studio Schulberg Demkiw Architects completed Beach Avenue, an eco-friendly and spacious home that makes the most of its small 9-by-12-meter lot size in Melbourne, Australia. Despite Beach

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Alaska’s whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

Alaska’s whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

This Willow, Alaska house is known as the Dr. Seuss house, for obvious reasons. Looking at the top, for example, one can see why it's considered to be one of the great architectural feats of

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Make Your Own DIY Shipping Pallet Furniture with Studiomama’s Easy Tutorials

Make Your Own DIY Shipping Pallet Furniture with Studiomama’s Easy Tutorials

Tolstrup developed her line of pallet furniture while participating in TEN, a dialogue between ten London based designers that was set up with the intention of responding to sustainability issues in

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Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

Like to just sit and contemplate nature? Then the Wild Thing cabin perched above a “rewilding” Latvian meadow is the perfect spot for you!

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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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