Reclaimed Materials

Hipcycle’s Boot Jack Bench Brings New Life to Old Tin and Reclaimed Bead Board

Hipcycle’s Boot Jack Bench Brings New Life to Old Tin and Reclaimed Bead Board

Wood benches seem to be in everyone's house these days, but here's a much more eco-friendly take built from reclaimed tin and bead board. Dubbed the Boot Jack Bench, Hipcycle's fab piece offers

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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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IOU: Artist Erects Red, White and Blue Shipping Container Installation to Protest US Debt

IOU: Artist Erects Red, White and Blue Shipping Container Installation to Protest US Debt

We've seen shipping containers transformed into a source of disaster relief for stranded Haitians, an awesome studio in San Antonio, and even a temporary classroom – but this is the first time we’ve

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Aptos Retreat is a Cozy California Home Wrapped in Reclaimed Barn Wood and Corten Steel

Aptos Retreat is a Cozy California Home Wrapped in Reclaimed Barn Wood and Corten Steel

Set on an enviable 20 acre land parcel, the property consists of two primary buildings. Somewhat similar to the Distort House, which has a split volume, the main house and barn overlap at their roofs to

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Striking Rustic Boathouse Made With Reclaimed Materials in Norway

Striking Rustic Boathouse Made With Reclaimed Materials in Norway

Boathouses in Norway were traditionally used for the storage of boats, but many are converting the older shacks into recreational houses for summer use. This particular boat house is remotely located, but

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Design Build BLUFF & 88bikes Build a Reclaimed Mobile Bike Shop for Navajo Youth

Design Build BLUFF & 88bikes Build a Reclaimed Mobile Bike Shop for Navajo Youth

88bikes was started in 2006 by friends Dan Austin, Nicolas Arauz and Jay Austin, who wanted to change the world one bike at a time. Their first project successfully raised the funds for 88 bikes to be

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Thalassa: Swoon Turns Rags into a Rich Exhibit That Evokes NOLA’s Deep Connection to the Sea

Thalassa: Swoon Turns Rags into a Rich Exhibit That Evokes NOLA’s Deep Connection to the Sea

Hurricane Katrina and last year's oil spill in the Gulf underscored just how much New Orleans relies on the sea for its commerce, food, energy, and transport. Thalassa was born after Swoon began to spend

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Greenery Clad Housing Complex by 2:PM Architectures is Made from 100% Recycled Steel

Greenery Clad Housing Complex by 2:PM Architectures is Made from 100% Recycled Steel

It’s not always easy to know just which materials are best to use, but 2:PM Architectures has bypassed that frustration by designing a housing complex made entirely out of reclaimed and recycled

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Uniquely Angular Sandal Magna School is One of The Most Carbon Efficient in UK

Uniquely Angular Sandal Magna School is One of The Most Carbon Efficient in UK

When the original Victorian school on the site fell into disrepair, the red bricks were disassembled. Wigglesworth then re-used the original bricks to build elements for the new Sandal Magna. The school

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We Check Out Tiffany Threadgould’s New Book Remake It! And Share a Free DIY Crafting Tutorial

We Check Out Tiffany Threadgould’s New Book Remake It! And Share a Free DIY Crafting Tutorial

We recently got our hands on a copy of Tiffany Threadgould's new book, ReMake It!, which is filled with recycled DIY goodness including this clever picture frame made from a pair of eyeglasses. The book

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Pulau Joyo Is a Dreamy Driftwood Retreat in Indonesia

Pulau Joyo Is a Dreamy Driftwood Retreat in Indonesia

Made of driftwood harvested from the sea, the Java Joglos and treehouses are completely sensitive to both their cultural and ecological context. All of the palaces are outfitted with King sized beds, en

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Shigeru Ban Comes to Japan’s Rescue With Multistorey Shipping Container Housing

Shigeru Ban Comes to Japan’s Rescue With Multistorey Shipping Container Housing

Disaster zones typically feature unlevel ground, which makes it even more challenging to prepare housing relief quickly. But Shigeru Ban's shipping containers stacked on top of each other in a

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The Campana Brothers’ Festive “New Hotel” in Athens Showcases Their Signature Upmarket Recycled Design

The Campana Brothers’ Festive “New Hotel” in Athens Showcases Their Signature Upmarket Recycled Design

Very close to Constitution Square and the Roman Ruins of Plaka, the hotel was originally built in the 1940s. In their first major hotel project, the Campanas kept many of the old hotel's existing

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Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Like owning a pony, playing in a treehouse is one of those childhood dreams that many urbanites just never get to fulfill - but if you're going to be in NYC this weekend, you can cross one of those of

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St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is also

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Fetching Folly For a Flyover Cinema in London is Built With Only Reclaimed Materials

Fetching Folly For a Flyover Cinema in London is Built With Only Reclaimed Materials

It took volunteers one month to build the cinema from donated and reclaimed materials. Completed on 24th of June, Folly for a Flyover was tucked into the gap between the east and west bound traffic of

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FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

Over time David Hertz and his team at Studio of Environmental Architects will be making use of the whole 747 plane including the wings, the fuselage, and cockpit to build not only the main house, but also

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Chowpatty Summer Pop-Up Bar Now Open on London’s Southbank Beach!

Chowpatty Summer Pop-Up Bar Now Open on London’s Southbank Beach!

Located at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Terrace at Southbank Center, the concept was to bring Bombay’s famous Chowpatty Beach to London for a summer party. In fact they even shipped in 48 tons of sand for

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Cozy Slowpoke Espresso Cafe Lines Its Walls with Recycled Timber Offcuts

Cozy Slowpoke Espresso Cafe Lines Its Walls with Recycled Timber Offcuts

Working with a tight budget, French-born Melbourne-based Anne-Sophie Poirier worked to create an identity through the interior design of the small cafe. Located in Fitzroy, one of the most popular suburbs

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Steampunk R2-D2 Robot Made From Recycled Materials

Steampunk R2-D2 Robot Made From Recycled Materials

There are so many wonderful things to be said about this incredible robot sculpture made from recycled materials, that we feel it deserves its own short documentary. Created by UK-based artist AmoebaBoy,

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Deckstool Rolls Out Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers

Deckstool Rolls Out Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers

For years, Pennsylvania-based craftsman Jason Podlaski has been transforming broken skateboards into clean-lined furniture with punchy graphics. So when we caught word that his company, Deckstool, just

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Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

A lamp grows in Brooklyn - well at least this one did. The Branch Lamp, which we spotted at the Model Citizens showcase during New York Design Week, is made of an actual branch that fell during the

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The Reclaimed Log Chop Bench is a Futuristic Version of a Rustic Sofa

The Reclaimed Log Chop Bench is a Futuristic Version of a Rustic Sofa

The Log Chop Bench is not only a cool piece of modern furniture, it's also an exploration in process-based design. Inspired by the long-standing tradition of logger sports, the rustic bench was premised

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Bright Green Shipping Container Hut Welcomes Visitors to Evergreen Brickworks In Toronto

Bright Green Shipping Container Hut Welcomes Visitors to Evergreen Brickworks In Toronto

For the Welcome Hut, Levitt Goodman repurposed a 20 foot shipping container and painted it bright green, which is Evergreen's signature color. Two barn doors on either side open the space up to welcome

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Patch: Luxuriously Large Pillows Made from Reclaimed Leather Scraps

Patch: Luxuriously Large Pillows Made from Reclaimed Leather Scraps

When you consider everything that goes into the making of leather, it's almost criminal to think that whole, left over pieces of it are something simply tossed into the garbage can. That's why Hey Team, a

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Abandoned Beret Factory Transformed Into a Stunning Multimedia Center

Abandoned Beret Factory Transformed Into a Stunning Multimedia Center

A major deindustrialization movement occurred in Oloron Sainte Marie during the late 19th century. Dominated by textile factories, the town had lost its sense of connectedness with the river confluence.

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Classic Victorian Facade Hides Gaping Parking Garage in San Francisco

Classic Victorian Facade Hides Gaping Parking Garage in San Francisco

The seventies may be over, but mind-altering architecture is alive and well with this incredible folding Victorian facade cum garage in San Francisco. Corey and Ben McMills of McMills Construction needed

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Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s body of work has been dedicated at large to re-using materials like wood to create unique designs. During this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, he showcased his studio's new designs at

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Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Debuting at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch designer piet hein eek's reclaimed steel tube furniture is a simple design that activates negative space by joining hollow tubes. The old pipes used

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Oxbow Field Station is a Student-Made Box on Stilts Built from Reclaimed Materials

Oxbow Field Station is a Student-Made Box on Stilts Built from Reclaimed Materials

80% of the building materials were salvaged and reused, including the concrete, wood, steel, plastic, and glass. In addition to these, the remaining 20% of new materials were sourced either locally or

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