Has the world gone topsy turvy? You say no - and then the table you’re looking at suddenly shifts into an alternate dimension. The amazing transforming coffee table above is just one of the innovative,
results for "repurposed"
About 30 results
Salvage Secrets Design & Decor shows that helping out the environment does not mean compromising on style. With nearly 300 pages full of beautifully crisp photographs, resources, and design tips,
Architect Toyo Ito Challenges Zaha Hadid’s National Stadium, Unveils Alternative Design for Half the Cost
In protest to Zaha Hadid's design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium, 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito has proposed an alternative stadium plan that would slash the current expected price tag in half.
Brooklyn's design scene is thoroughly clad with locally sourced and salvaged wood - but no one does it better than Phil Gautreau. That's why we're thrilled to announce that Phil is the winner of our 2014
An artist in Victoria, British Columbia has designed his own functioning toilet tricycle- and now it can be yours! The Camosun College of Visual Arts alum originally crafted the potty trike for the
BKLYN Designs - the annual Brooklyn-themed furniture show - kicked off New York Design Week last week with a blast, showcasing the BK's hottest "locally grown and internationally known" designs at St.
Uhuru's Shou Sugi Ban Stool is made from Japanese cedar treated with a traditional process that preserves the wood by charring it. The beautifully textured seat is made from a reclaimed cedar pole from
This particular guesthouse is built from a 40-foot shipping container that offers ample floor space totaling 320-square-feet. Inside, a single room serves the function of living room, dining room, and
Thanks to a team of Harvard scientists, being called a "shrimp" will no longer amount to an insult. The University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering isolated chitin in the arthropod's
Sigge Architect’s designs are linked to the mainland by boats and new transit lines in Qatar. The hotels will be accompanied by luxury apartments and are part of a new island called Oryx Island off
Tree huggers come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know that they even come in multicolored LEGOS? In honor of Earth Day, LEGO artist extraordinaire Nathan Sawaya crafted a quirky series of Hugman
We love adaptive reuse here at Inhabitat, and can never get enough converted barns and upcycled water towers. But the adaptive reuse project that takes the cake, and is one of the most inspiring building
Created by Anek Kul Thaweesup of Labrador Factory, "Mumi" is a handmade bag made of 100 percent paper fibers. Made in Thailand, the bag is light, handy, can carry up to 6 kg and is totally
Finland has a deeply-embedded sauna culture; so much so, in fact, that there are two million saunas in a country that has a population of just 5.3 million people. That's why it makes perfect sense for
In order to mesh a feeling of modernity with the historical interior, Piet Boon Studio decided to focus on preserving the ceiling as a focal point to represent the building’s past. Rather than stripping
Artist Jorge Macchi criticizes global trade and industrialism with this intriguing shipping container art installation. Previously on display at Mamba in Buenos Aires, the 'Container' is placed diagonally
New York City's Ink48 Hotel has taken poolside dining one step further by letting customers enjoy their meals inside of a repurposed pool. Called Pool Farm, the unique culinary experience even features
The completed barn conversion now serves as a welcoming new social center for the university's students. The interior space was extended significantly thanks to a new sloped roof. The architects left the
Inhabitat: When did it first occur to you to use an old airplane to create parts of the house? David: I have been interested in what we Take, Make and Waste, from our society's waste streams for almost 3
The recently re-located bike shop is a two-story wedge structure that uses a combination of resilient materials, solar power and strategic window placement to conserve energy. Along with the metal
GROWbag is a unique outdoor planter that offers an easy and attractive way to grow your own vegetables, herbs, plants and succulents regardless of the size of the garden, balcony, driveway or wall and
A Dutch start-up called Plant-e has developed a way to use living plants as a continuous source of clean energy - all that’s needed is a light source, carbon dioxide, water, and, of course, a field or
Researchers at the University of Colorado designed a new toilet called the Sol-Char that zaps poop into biochar using nothing but the sun. Led by Karl Linden, the team installed fiber-optic cables that
By now, we're no longer surprised when Lady Gaga makes an appearance in an outlandish outfit. Dresses made of meat, or suits that are more helicopter than clothing--we expect these things from the pop
Complementing the micro home movement, bus renovations allow people to not only minimalize their lifestyle, but enjoy the benefits of traveling while doing so. The Maine Bus renovation was built for a
SOLO creates chic one of a kind furnishings and home accessories using recycled and repurposed materials. Based out of Chicago, the studio works with many local businesses to collect objects and give them
German start-up Skypak has created a truly unique collection of mobile furniture brought down from the sky! Using old airplane trolleys, Skypak designed their “La Barrique” cart as a streamlined
One configuration sees four repurposed shipping containers combined to create a large classroom complete with three nook areas that can accommodate a small library, quiet play space, and a computer area.
Browse by Keyword