Reclaimed Materials

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

Grove Made X MapleXO iPhone Cases Recycled from Old Skateboards

Grove Made X MapleXO iPhone Cases Recycled from Old Skateboards

Sk8ter boys (and girls) will want to check out these gorgeous iPhone 4 cases recycled from skateboards. A limited edition collaboration between Grove Made artist Lindsay Jo Holmes of MapleXO, the cases

Read More >

Reclaimed Materials From A Missouri Barn Becomes Dynamic Design Event Space

Reclaimed Materials From A Missouri Barn Becomes Dynamic Design Event Space

Ann Willoughby was looking for a retreat and storage space to compliment her existing barn on her working farm outside of Kansas City, Missouri. The Willoughby Design Barn is actually brand new

Read More >

Incredible Bangkok Guesthouse Made From Salvaged Wood

Incredible Bangkok Guesthouse Made From Salvaged Wood

The 70 year old structure was the childhood home of Pim's husband and she didn't want to waste the remnant material and memories by throwing it away. Dismantling the home resulted in a huge pile of

Read More >

Steam Studio: A Mysterious Recycled Glass Cube in the Swedish Forest

Steam Studio: A Mysterious Recycled Glass Cube in the Swedish Forest

Steam Studio is a 1.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 meter glass cube that stands alone in the Swedish forest. Designed by artist Helle Kvamme, the mysterious structure is made of recycled windows and recycled plastic

Read More >

Old Factory Transformed into a Bright Modern Loft by Zecc Architects

Old Factory Transformed into a Bright Modern Loft by Zecc Architects

The inside of the building boasts 250 m2 of living space that, despite the lack of walls, is partitioned into livable areas. Living, working and eating spaces are defined using colorful mats, a cool

Read More >

Spider-Legged Templestowe Sporting Pavilion Built With Recycled Brick From Old Stadium

Spider-Legged Templestowe Sporting Pavilion Built With Recycled Brick From Old Stadium

Located outside of Melbourne, Templestowe's football and cricket club's new home is made from brick and represented by different jumpers & crests in the form and facade of the building. Built from the

Read More >

Make Your Own DIY iPad Stand Using Leftover Takeout Chopsticks

Make Your Own DIY iPad Stand Using Leftover Takeout Chopsticks

If nights of Chinese takeout have left you with a drawer full of leftover chopsticks, here is an easy way for you to use them up and create a nifty stand for your iPad. Seen on ReadyMade as part of their

Read More >

Help Bring a Sustainable TreeHouse to Governors Island, NYC This Summer

Help Bring a Sustainable TreeHouse to Governors Island, NYC This Summer

If you never got to play in a treehouse as a kid, here’s your chance to frolic in one that’s being planned for New York City this summer! Called “A Sustainable TreeHouse,” the

Read More >

Lamp Party: Rainbow Colored Lights Made of Recycled Straws, Cups and Plates

Lamp Party: Rainbow Colored Lights Made of Recycled Straws, Cups and Plates

Cleaning up after a party can be a real drag - but it can also be a clever way to scavenge for materials for your next craft project. Case in point: Fabio de Minicis' fab lamps made out of recycled party

Read More >

Massive Closet Made From 918 Analog Cassette Tapes

Massive Closet Made From 918 Analog Cassette Tapes

Wondering what to do with all of your old Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block tapes? You could take a cue from Dutch designer Patrick Schuur and turn them into a useful closet where you can store, well,

Read More >

Fallen Maples Home Makes Use of Felled Trees For Interior Touches

Fallen Maples Home Makes Use of Felled Trees For Interior Touches

Dubbed Fallen Maples, this custom home was designed to blend in harmoniously with the heavily wooded two-acre lot it sits on in the Cascade Mountain foothills east of Seattle. The house has several cool

Read More >

Love Sign Made of Matches and Reclaimed Wood Sets Hearts Afire

Love Sign Made of Matches and Reclaimed Wood Sets Hearts Afire

With Valentine's Day right around the bend, we thought it was the perfect time to feature artist Pei San Ng's amore-themed matchstick art. Ng arranged approximately 2,500 match sticks with red tips on a

Read More >

Blender Lamp is the Perfect Mixture of Style and Sustainability

Blender Lamp is the Perfect Mixture of Style and Sustainability

Talk about the perfect blend of style and sustainable design. This clever hanging lamp by BootsNGus was upcycled from an old blender and provides a unique dose of green lighting to any kitchen. It already

Read More >

Company Reclaims and Repurposes Over 5 Million Feet of Wood Fencing

Company Reclaims and Repurposes Over 5 Million Feet of Wood Fencing

Centennial Woods reclaims wood from snow fences across Wyoming and sells the sustainable harvested wood for both interior and exterior applications. The wood is a stunning mixture of grays and browns in

Read More >

Penumbra: Artist Jean Shin Creates a Colorful Canopy Out of Orphaned Umbrellas

Penumbra: Artist Jean Shin Creates a Colorful Canopy Out of Orphaned Umbrellas

Even the most fastidious recyclers can turn into wanton litterbugs when winds whip their umbrellas right out of their hands during a storm. Luckily, many of these long-lost parasols were recovered by

Read More >

How to Make Your Own Recycled Wood Shipping Pallet Dining Table

How to Make Your Own Recycled Wood Shipping Pallet Dining Table

Our friends at ReadyMade sent us a batch of creative DIY projects that reuse reclaimed materials, and this shipping pallet table really caught our eye. Crafted by Jen Turner, who got the idea from a

Read More >

Historic Goods Shed Revamped into a Vibrant Warehouse Workplace

Historic Goods Shed Revamped into a Vibrant Warehouse Workplace

The clients, VicUrban and Building Commission & Plumbing Industry Commission (BC/PIC) are both known for their commitment to the environment, so they wanted their new workplaces to walk that walk that

Read More >

Preserved Cannon Foundry Wrapped in a Glass Box Makes for a Striking Modern House

Preserved Cannon Foundry Wrapped in a Glass Box Makes for a Striking Modern House

The home is located on a site near Vilnius, Lithuania, and based on an original structure that served as a cannon foundry back in the Middle Ages. The old yellow brick lodge was preserved lovingly by the

Read More >

Cedar Haven is a Forest Retreat Made with Reclaimed Logs

Cedar Haven is a Forest Retreat Made with Reclaimed Logs

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat inspired by the cedar trees and tranquility of its surrounding area. Following the specifications of the homeowners who wanted an escape that would fit amicably on a site

Read More >

Jurgen Bey’s Fallen Tree Trunk Bench for Droog

Jurgen Bey’s Fallen Tree Trunk Bench for Droog

Seasonal winds and unexpected storms give way to thousands of fallen trees across the country each year. So rather than sending those trunks down the wood chipper, designer Jurgen Bey has reclaimed these

Read More >

Thoreau-Inspired Sustainable Cabin Rises Up in West Texas

Thoreau-Inspired Sustainable Cabin Rises Up in West Texas

More than a century ago, Henry David Thoreau asked, “What’s the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” He might not have been pondering climate change or green design,

Read More >

Helical Earthbag Shelter Built by Taliesin Student

Helical Earthbag Shelter Built by Taliesin Student

Each year a number of students at Taliesin take part in the design/build shelter program in order to get a hands-on learning experience in building what they design. Many students as of late are building

Read More >

8 Awesome Things Made From Recycled Blue Jeans

8 Awesome Things Made From Recycled Blue Jeans

Striking Geometric Dress Made from Recycled Wide Leg Jeans What do you do when you're sitting on a pile of old wide legs jeans that just aren't in fashion anymore? Well if you're designer Hyun Gun Jang,

Read More >

Tribeca Recycled Pipe Chandelier Dripping with Crystals

Tribeca Recycled Pipe Chandelier Dripping with Crystals

The Tribeca Bar Chandelier is so extravagant, it's hard to fathom that it was fabricated using re-purposed pipes. Designed by Michael McHale Designs, the fixture features simple 28” linear construction

Read More >

Colored Pencil Shelf Adds a Burst of Brightness to Any Room

Colored Pencil Shelf Adds a Burst of Brightness to Any Room

Designer Dominic Wilcox has created an awesome shelf made entirely of colored pencils. He glued all of the pencils together in two rows to create a surprisingly sturdy surface, and even the brackets that

Read More >

Design for Reuse Primer: Inspiration for Reclaimed Materials

Design for Reuse Primer: Inspiration for Reclaimed Materials

Turning architectural trash into treasure, Public Architecture’s new e-publication 'Design for Reuse Primer' provides excellent inspiration as well as plenty of eye candy for those looking to give a

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home