recyclable materials

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

The designers created a modular system within the Azerbaijan pavilion so that various levels can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of different uses. Each floor is connected via an escalator and

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Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Students Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo were sponsored by Amorim Isolamentos Lda. while taking the Digital Architecture Advanced Studies Course (CEAAD), a joint

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Hakan Gursu’s Unique Flame Stovetop Kettle Heats Water Up in a Flash

Hakan Gursu’s Unique Flame Stovetop Kettle Heats Water Up in a Flash

Hakan Gürsu's Flame is an eco-friendly kettle that's produced from 100-percent recyclable materials without any plastic. Inspired by traditional copper-kettles, the unique design combines copper and

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ITKE Constructs New ArboSkin Pavilion with 388 Recyclable Bioplastic Pyramids

ITKE Constructs New ArboSkin Pavilion with 388 Recyclable Bioplastic Pyramids

The blueprint of the shell structure is based on a network of triangular shapes of different sizes. The double curved skin is made of 3.5 mm thick bioplastic pyramids that are mechanically assembled to

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Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

We've featured Paper Punk's awesome 3D paper building blocks in the past - and they just launched a new set on Kickstarter that lets you build your own origami city! URBAN FOLD contains over 700 pieces

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Prefab Jean-Claude Carrière Theater Pops Up in Montpellier, France

Prefab Jean-Claude Carrière Theater Pops Up in Montpellier, France

The building is oriented perpendicular to the axis of Montpellier’s historic district such that it does not disturb the area's overall composition and communication trajectories. The theater expands on

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Hankook’s Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Hankook’s Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Unlike the automobile, the pneumatic car tire has undergone little innovation over the past 100 years. Now Korean manufacturer Hankook is giving the humble wheel a makeover with the i-Flex, an airless

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Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution

Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution

Sunflower photo from Shutterstock 3D printing is one of today's most exciting emerging technologies - few other developments have as much potential to shape the way we make things and the world as we

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Designtree’s Gorgeous Frankie Lamps are Made with 100% Recycled PET and FSC-Certified Beech

Designtree’s Gorgeous Frankie Lamps are Made with 100% Recycled PET and FSC-Certified Beech

The Frankie lamp exemplifies the best in green interior design. In addition to the felt lamp shade made from recycled plastic and the natural timber base taken from timber harvested from carefully

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ROPE ME Interiors Made From 100% Recycled Materials Unveiled During Milan Design Week

ROPE ME Interiors Made From 100% Recycled Materials Unveiled During Milan Design Week

Zona Tortona showcases unique, outside-the-box thinking every year during Milan Design Week - and few designers exemplify this better than Italy's IDI Studio. A keen user of FSC certified wood, this

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The Shed: Temporary Red Theater Cooled Naturally with Four Corner Chimneys in London

The Shed: Temporary Red Theater Cooled Naturally with Four Corner Chimneys in London

The timber cladding references the original National Theater designed in the 1970s with board-formed concrete while the boxy geometry mimics the adjacent theater. But that's where similarities between the

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Researchers Create Efficient, Recyclable Solar Cells from Trees

Researchers Create Efficient, Recyclable Solar Cells from Trees

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE), in collaboration with Purdue University have unveiled a new efficient, recyclable organic solar cell

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Shell.ter is a Funky Pergola Tunnel Made From 84 Ordinary Plastic Chairs in Portugal

Shell.ter is a Funky Pergola Tunnel Made From 84 Ordinary Plastic Chairs in Portugal

Instead of inviting people to come to the park and sit on plastic chairs, Shell.ter encourages a whole new association - a funky pergola tunnel that is tall enough to play under. Visitors can lean against

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Tank-Shaped TRIWA Pop-Up Store in Poland is Made From 900 Cardboard Tubes

Tank-Shaped TRIWA Pop-Up Store in Poland is Made From 900 Cardboard Tubes

Located in Poznan Plaza shopping mall in the city of Poznan, Poland, the store features display cabinets made from chunky chipboard panels, held together with brightly colored ratchet straps. Cardboard

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Wonder | Wall is a Zero Waste Pavilion for Singapore’s 2012 Archifest

Wonder | Wall is a Zero Waste Pavilion for Singapore’s 2012 Archifest

WOW Architects was one of four shortlisted firms to design the first-ever pavilion for Singapore's Archifest. Their design for Wonder | Wall took inspiration from the location at Fort Canning Park and was

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Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

London-based designers Marjan Van Aubel and Jamie Shaw have developed an intriguing material that can be used to create sturdy, lightweight furniture from waste. Their Well Proven Chair, which looks

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Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Adán sculptural pieces can be used as seating structures, vases or side tables. Part of the diptych design called 'ADAN and EVA', ADAN is predominantly geometric and linear, resembling a

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Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

The Revitalizer Wax Lamp is not your typical light fixture. Created by London-based designer Merve Kahraman, the lamp features a wax shade that goes through a cycle of melting and reshaping. The lamp

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Lunchbook: Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini’s Printed Plates Make Milan Expo Dining Even More Fun!

Lunchbook: Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini’s Printed Plates Make Milan Expo Dining Even More Fun!

The Milan Expo 2015 is already underway and in true Italian fashion, food and sustainability are the main focus. The amazing designers Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini have created a fun and

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Shelter of Nostalgia is an Indoor Treehouse That Sparks Imagination in Thailand

Shelter of Nostalgia is an Indoor Treehouse That Sparks Imagination in Thailand

Worapong Manupipatpong wants to bring out the inner child of visitors to the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. A wizard of timber, the Thai designer constructed a simple indoor treehouse called the Shelter

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Slatted Larch Screen Makes Renovated Casa Morchiuoso Erba Look New

Slatted Larch Screen Makes Renovated Casa Morchiuoso Erba Look New

In addition to providing a shield against the summer sun, the singular rectangular screen is laid in horizontal strips with gaps in-between that allows natural light to penetrate the home's interior. The

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Dream Park It!me Branch is the First in a Chain of Eco Fast-Food Joints in Poland

Dream Park It!me Branch is the First in a Chain of Eco Fast-Food Joints in Poland

It!me's fundamental aim is to reduce waste as much as possible while still providing a clean and hip fast-food experience. The first branch's walls are made with concrete blocks clad in a non-woven

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6 Cozy Cocoons to Retreat From The World

6 Cozy Cocoons to Retreat From The World

DEDON's Zero Waste Nest Rest is Made From a Recyclable Synthetic Resin Fiber Made from an innovative eco-lux material that is recyclable, non-toxic and weatherproof, DEDON's Nest Rest is the perfect

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The House of Marley’s Eco-Friendly Earbuds Raise Money for One Love

The House of Marley’s Eco-Friendly Earbuds Raise Money for One Love

The House of Marley's in-ear, candy-colored headphones are pretty enough to eat, but they do more than just look good. Made of FSC-certified sapele and beech wood and easily recyclable aluminum, they're

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Abracadabra Bench by Lagranja Turns Boring Seating Into a Colorful Sculpture

Abracadabra Bench by Lagranja Turns Boring Seating Into a Colorful Sculpture

Abracadabra by the Barcelona-based design group Lagranja is more than a bench. It is a set of elements of different colors and materials that, when combined, give birth to an infinite number of shapes.

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Duke Studios Partner With Dufaylite to Create 10 Offices From Recycled Paper Boards

Duke Studios Partner With Dufaylite to Create 10 Offices From Recycled Paper Boards

Recycled paper honeycomb manufacturer Dufaylite has partnered with Leeds-based Duke Studios to create ten unique studio offices using its revolutionary Ultra Board - a durable material made from recycled

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PEGA’s Paper Alloy Could Bring Paper Laptops Our Way

PEGA’s Paper Alloy Could Bring Paper Laptops Our Way

PEGA Design and Engineering's latest award-winning material might just put more paper on your desk — in the form of a laptop computer! The material, Paper PP Alloy, is said to be a strong, sturdy,

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LOOS.FM Creates Gigantic LEGO-Inspired Church Pavilion in the Netherlands

LOOS.FM Creates Gigantic LEGO-Inspired Church Pavilion in the Netherlands

As for Abondantus Giganticus' church-inspired design, LOOS.FM wanted to create a space where festival goers could congregate - a structure that would be instantly recognizable from its form as a public

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Fuel-Saving Wonderbags Keep Cooking Food Long After You Turn Off the Heat

Fuel-Saving Wonderbags Keep Cooking Food Long After You Turn Off the Heat

So how does the Wonderbag work? It couldn't be more simple. Users simply put their pot of food on the stove - it can be a stew, rice, maize meal, or other staples. Once it has been brought to a boil, the

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Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Argentine studio Designo Patagonia created this awesome series of Tetris-shaped street furniture that showcases recyclable materials like plastic bottles, cans, and paper. Located within a city park in

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