Green Materials

Awesome Best Hut Treehouse in New Zealand Has a Remote-Controlled Drawbridge

Awesome Best Hut Treehouse in New Zealand Has a Remote-Controlled Drawbridge

Jono explained to us in an email that when he was a kid he used to source his salvaged materials in sometimes not-so-legal ways (like from the neighbor's yard) but now he says he uses Facebook to ask

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Mario Cucinella’s 20 Bright Green Schools in Gaza Will Educate up to 16,000 Children

Mario Cucinella’s 20 Bright Green Schools in Gaza Will Educate up to 16,000 Children

Mario Cucinella has designed a gorgeous prototype for the first of twenty green schools that will soon pop up throughout the Gaza Strip at a price of $2 million a pop. Combining contemporary sustainable

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Ábaton’s Converted Extremadura Stable is an Enviable Solar and Hydro-Powered Country Estate in Spain

Ábaton’s Converted Extremadura Stable is an Enviable Solar and Hydro-Powered Country Estate in Spain

The 1,056 square foot home really is the rustic home of anyone's dreams. Situated in a cozy corner of a 5 hectare plot, it is clad in original stone and finished off with other natural materials such as

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Sand-Brick Sossusvlei Lodge in the Namib Desert Protects the Land, People and Wildlife

Sand-Brick Sossusvlei Lodge in the Namib Desert Protects the Land, People and Wildlife

Sossusvlei's circular rooms were modeled after naturally-occuring "fairy circles" - patches of land devoid of vegetation up to 5 meters in diameter that occur throughout the plains. River sand was sourced

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Climate Smart Cape Town’s COP 17 Pavilion is Made of 1,884 Recycled Milk Crates

Climate Smart Cape Town’s COP 17 Pavilion is Made of 1,884 Recycled Milk Crates

The Climate Smart Cape Town pavilion's milk crates and 22,000 plastic milk bottles were attached to a 15 x 12m scaffolding frame and act as ‘cells’ that have a superior thermal mass for a project that

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Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material

Axion International Makes Rail Road Tracks, Bridges, and I-Beams from 100% Recycled Material

The United States recycles only 27% of its plastic bottle waste - fortunately, Axion International is working on raising that number by developing building materials made from 100% recycled content, most

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Happy Cloud Coasters Made From Super Sustainable Cork Cost Less Than $20

Happy Cloud Coasters Made From Super Sustainable Cork Cost Less Than $20

If you're looking for a gift that will make the nature-lover in your life really really happy, look no further than Barefoot Dynasty's amazing cloud coasters made out of Portuguese cork. First of all,

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Alemagou Restaurant in Mykonos Takes Inspiration from Traditional Cycladic Architecture

Alemagou Restaurant in Mykonos Takes Inspiration from Traditional Cycladic Architecture

Set on an idyllic beach on Mykonos island in Greece, the Alemagou Bar and Restaurant was designed to sit in harmony with its natural site, rather than exist in discord. Designed by Studio-K, the seaside

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Awesome Flat-Pack Tent is Made From Renewable Cork

Awesome Flat-Pack Tent is Made From Renewable Cork

This cute cylindrical shelter made from renewable Portuguese cork is the perfect place to spend some quality time outdoors. Designed in collaboration between Ana Correia, Vasco Lopes, Vera Gomes and Bruno

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Otherlab Create Lightweight Inflatable Robots That Can Walk on Water

Otherlab Create Lightweight Inflatable Robots That Can Walk on Water

Otherlab is working on a new breed of inflatable robots that cast aside the heavy and expensive metal structures that most robots are based on, bringing down their cost and material use while increasing

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Digitas Decks Out Its Inspiring Chicago Office with Salvaged Factory Materials and Urban Graffiti

Digitas Decks Out Its Inspiring Chicago Office with Salvaged Factory Materials and Urban Graffiti

We remember a time when furnishings made from salvaged materials were considered too avant-garde for mainstream businesses, but international ad agency Digitas proves that era is all in the past with

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Scientists Develop World’s Lightest Metal, 100x Lighter than Styrofoam

Scientists Develop World’s Lightest Metal, 100x Lighter than Styrofoam

This, we assure you, is a real photograph. Researchers at the University of California Irvine have developed a material that is as strong as metal yet 100 times lighter than Styrofoam. The material is

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Spanish Cabezo de la Almagra Museum and Archeological Park Rises from the Ruins

Spanish Cabezo de la Almagra Museum and Archeological Park Rises from the Ruins

The green hill on which the structure sits is imbued with history, seeing everything from Roman to Muslim settlements. Rising from the mound, the Cabezo de la Almagra makes a striking contrast to the

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Undulating Downland Gridshell in England is a Self-Supporting Structure Built from Local Oak

Undulating Downland Gridshell in England is a Self-Supporting Structure Built from Local Oak

The Downland Gridshell is part of The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, which covers a total of 50 acres exhibiting nearly 50 historic buildings from different periods and styles, along with gardens,

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Amazing Pupa Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets and Cardboard

Amazing Pupa Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets and Cardboard

The cardboard came in damp bales so it had to be pulped and re-fabricated locally. Nearly four thousand triangular components were assembled by folding strips to make triangular frames and inserting with

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Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

The Botanica Office & Showroom is located very close to Khao Yai National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in the Pakchong District of Thailand. The area is famous for its luscious forests and

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Beautiful Brazilian Beach House Made from Sustainable Wood, Stone and Recycled Tetra Pak Cartons

Beautiful Brazilian Beach House Made from Sustainable Wood, Stone and Recycled Tetra Pak Cartons

Located within an area where the root vegetable tapioca crops grow, the house was constructed using 12-foot modules and simple, locally available, green and long lasting materials. In order to enjoy the

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Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Read-Nest is a pre-fabricated structure, so no noise, scrap materials, wood dust or builders are necessary to build it. The tiny wooden box could land in any garden, forest or even an urban terrace,

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Furniture and More Made from Recycled Paper and Bovine Waste!

Furniture and More Made from Recycled Paper and Bovine Waste!

With the ability to be transformed into furniture, signage, displays and more, Ecor is an amazing moldable material made from recycled cardboard, old newsprint, and a variety of fibers, including those

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7 Reusable Drink Containers for Adults & Kids

7 Reusable Drink Containers for Adults & Kids

Designed by creative guru Karim Rashid, the Bobble is one of our favorite reusable water bottles. These modern colorful drink containers are BPA-free, made of recycled plastic, and have a built-in carbon

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Films on Fridges: Outdoor Cinema Made Entirely from Recycled Refrigerators Pops Up in London!

Films on Fridges: Outdoor Cinema Made Entirely from Recycled Refrigerators Pops Up in London!

Thanks to a $7,000 cash injection from Kickstarter and a joint effort between Sims Recycling Solutions, Picture House Hackney, and the event´s organizers, Films on Fridges is now a reality. The sold-out

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Spain’s San Telmo Museum Boasts a Perforated Green Façade

Spain’s San Telmo Museum Boasts a Perforated Green Façade

The San Telmo Museum was originally a convent, and the team of architects in charge of the renovation worked towards respecting its primitive shapes and original looks. First opened in 1902, the building

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The AETHERstream is an Amazing Pop-Up Apparel Shop Recycled from an Old Airstream Trailer

The AETHERstream is an Amazing Pop-Up Apparel Shop Recycled from an Old Airstream Trailer

The original 34 foot Airstream, which was discovered in Denton, Texas, was completely gutted and then retrofitted with reclaimed wood floors, modular shelving, and all kinds of vintage storage and

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Oracle Beater: Bike-Powered Paper Mill Turns Invasive Plants Into Paper in Ghana

Oracle Beater: Bike-Powered Paper Mill Turns Invasive Plants Into Paper in Ghana

Mary Hark’s interest in Kumasi, Ghana began with a year-long Fulbright fellowship that allowed her to get to know the local community. She and a team of students, artists and faculty from the Kumasi

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Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

The curvilinear building extensively makes use of locally sourced, recycled, and natural building materials like bamboo, fly ash, recycled wood, scraps metal, and stone. Built surrounding the Lotus Pond,

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Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

A memorial plant Card by Botanical Paperworks I didn't think about my experiment through the fall and winter, and by springtime, I had forgotten I'd even planted the seed embedded paper. But then an

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Beautiful Canvas Sails Repurposed as Furniture Evoke the Sea’s Boundless Spirit

Beautiful Canvas Sails Repurposed as Furniture Evoke the Sea’s Boundless Spirit

Summer may be coming to an end, but our longing for the sea and sand hit us with full force when we saw this gorgeous collection of Living Sails Furniture by Dvelas. Repurposed by hand from canvas no

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Atelier Tekuto’s Earth Brick House is the Epitome of Efficient, Local Design

Atelier Tekuto’s Earth Brick House is the Epitome of Efficient, Local Design

Atelier Tekuto's goal for the project was to utilize an environmentally friendly building material that was not limited or hindered by the economy. They focused their attention on soil and researched

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Barcelona’s First LEED Certified Restaurant Serves Up Yummy Locally Sourced Sandwiches

Barcelona’s First LEED Certified Restaurant Serves Up Yummy Locally Sourced Sandwiches

The cool turquoise interior sets the stage for comfortable dining and the perimeter of the restaurant is lined with a series of shelves. The top shelf holds lush potted plants that line the entire

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SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Art at the London Design Festival

SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Art at the London Design Festival

Working for Inhabitat doesn't feel like work when we get to check out the best talent coming out of 100% Design, or when we get to hang around a functioning greenhouse made entirely out of thousands of

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