Recycled Materials

Steven Morgana’s Cardboard Geodesic Dome Suspended by Balancing Waste By-Products

Steven Morgana’s Cardboard Geodesic Dome Suspended by Balancing Waste By-Products

This fantastic geodesic dome is constructed entirely from discarded cardboard boxes by Steven Morgana. That in itself is a fantastic green idea, and its brown and green panels visually reflect its earthy

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Transfodesign Turns a Recycled Refrigerator Into a Cool Couch

Transfodesign Turns a Recycled Refrigerator Into a Cool Couch

Transfodesign has transformed an old non-recyclable household refrigerator into a funky sofa! Dubbed 'Menage a Trois', the cool couch is coated with VOC-free paint and features cushions made from recycled

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ARCHI7’s Prefab MMR House is Made from Recycled Materials and Features Brilliant Interiors

ARCHI7’s Prefab MMR House is Made from Recycled Materials and Features Brilliant Interiors

Built as a single compact volume, ARCHI7’s single-family home has a very small footprint; it is designed to maximize its exposure to the sun. The home's exteriors are clad with local Mélèze and the

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New Jerusalem Orphanage is a Vibrant Shipping Container Home for South African Kids

New Jerusalem Orphanage is a Vibrant Shipping Container Home for South African Kids

Two sisters established the orphanage in 2000 in order to care for children in the Midrand who have been either abandoned or orphaned because of poverty, HIV or other social problems. Due to expansion,

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Help Save Unwanted Pallets By Giving Them New Lives as Chairs or Tables

Help Save Unwanted Pallets By Giving Them New Lives as Chairs or Tables

Gas&Air Studios was launched in 2010 when two British design students started messing around with a pile of broken shipping pallets. After many design iterations the duo came up with a simple and

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Former Greenhouse Transformed into a Vibrant Eatery in Amsterdam’s Quirky Old Shipyard

Former Greenhouse Transformed into a Vibrant Eatery in Amsterdam’s Quirky Old Shipyard

Artists, squatters and skaters started NDSM during the 1990s after the Dutch Dock and Shipbuilding Company went bankrupt in 1984. It's very easy to get to the area, as it only takes a short (free) ferry

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Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv’s Ariel Sharon National Park

Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv’s Ariel Sharon National Park

The architects were inspired by the Ariel Sharon National Park itself, which is turning an old urban rubbish dump into a flourishing green space. The reuse of shipping containers makes perfect sense, as

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Old Made Creative’s Versatile Pop-Up Display Is 100% Recycled and Recyclable

Old Made Creative’s Versatile Pop-Up Display Is 100% Recycled and Recyclable

Australia's Old Made Creative recently launched ‘Emerge’, a new pop-up display and screen that is made entirely from recycled materials and 100% recyclable after use. Inspired by the relationship

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OYD Design’s Flatpack FL Inout Chair is Made From Recycled Wood Waste

OYD Design’s Flatpack FL Inout Chair is Made From Recycled Wood Waste

OYD Design's FL Inout Chair is a flatpack lounge chair designed to offer comfort, ease of use and aesthetics while minimizing material use. The chair is made from polyester web and it features a wood

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Loopcamp: Giant Musical Recycled Paper Cylinders Rise From The Dusty Desert Plain at Burning Man

Loopcamp: Giant Musical Recycled Paper Cylinders Rise From The Dusty Desert Plain at Burning Man

Black Rock City is carefully organized in a giant semi-circle with grid rows that all face the open desert, and the scene of the final burning event. Malka Architecture installed their recycled cylinders,

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Recycled Shipping Pallet Pavilion Springs Up in Christchurch, New Zealand

Recycled Shipping Pallet Pavilion Springs Up in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand suffered a number of devastating earthquakes in the past 2 years, which left almost 200 people dead and thousands without a home. Now artists and architects are rebuilding the

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Hundreds of Discarded Books Spew From the Windows of the Hague’s Meermanno Museum

Hundreds of Discarded Books Spew From the Windows of the Hague’s Meermanno Museum

Foreign comic books, romantic novels, heavy encyclopedias and children’s schoolbooks are all part of Alicia Martín bizarre creations. Martin’s latest work at the Museum Meermanno is a monumental book

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Reinier de Jong’s STEEL Chair is Made From Recycled Broom Handles

Reinier de Jong’s STEEL Chair is Made From Recycled Broom Handles

Dutch designer Reinier de Jong gives new life to old broomsticks with his STEEL chair (steel actually means handle in Dutch). Each chair is made from 10 meters of handles that still show traces of their

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The Eco-Amp is a Low-Cost iPhone Speaker Made from Recycled Materials

The Eco-Amp is a Low-Cost iPhone Speaker Made from Recycled Materials

We've seen iPhone amplifiers made from bamboo cane, transformed vinyl records and sculptural ceramic. Now Eco-made has produced the Eco-amp - an affordable, pocket-sized speaker made from recycled

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Même Experimental House: A Luminous Reinterpretation of Japanese Earth and Grass Architecture

Même Experimental House: A Luminous Reinterpretation of Japanese Earth and Grass Architecture

Instead of using earth and grass, Kengo Kuma framed Même – Experimental House with Japanese Larch and wrapped the 79.5 square meter space in a semi-transparent membrane that permits natural light to

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Port-A-Bach: A Globetrotting Shipping Container Micro Home on Wheels!

Port-A-Bach: A Globetrotting Shipping Container Micro Home on Wheels!

Portable, secure and comparatively inexpensive, the Port-A-Bach is a home made from a single repurposed shipping container. It can accommodate two adults and two children, and every inch was

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Giant Glowing Sculpture Made From Crushed PET Bottles Rises at the Venice Architecture Bienniale

Giant Glowing Sculpture Made From Crushed PET Bottles Rises at the Venice Architecture Bienniale

Garcia and Siuda created Devebere after winning the Gau:di student competition for sustainable architecture. The temporary sculpture provided a free space for recreation and relaxation—and created some

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Handwoven Bundubags Are Made From Recycled Cargo Straps

Handwoven Bundubags Are Made From Recycled Cargo Straps

Bundubags makes innovative, totally recycled bags with a core belief that lives can be changed by good design. Bundubags began with a creative idea, a love of contemporary African design and a desire to

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“Party Wall” Made of Skateboard Scraps Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition

“Party Wall” Made of Skateboard Scraps Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition

Every year, New Yorkers look forward to MoMA PS1's Warm Up parties as a symbol of summer fun, and it looks like they'll be in for a treat once again. The Long Island City museum recently announced the

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O+A’s Recycled Shipping Container Theater Pops Up in Amsterdam’s Shipyard

O+A’s Recycled Shipping Container Theater Pops Up in Amsterdam’s Shipyard

O+A's temporary stage was made using repurposed containers as building blocks. It lasted only two weeks but it provoked long-lasting impressions due to its overwhelming scale. The containers were stacked

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Pool Box: A Deluxe Backyard Pool Made From a Recycled Dumpster

Pool Box: A Deluxe Backyard Pool Made From a Recycled Dumpster

New Orleans-based architect Stefan Beese dove headfirst into recycled design by converting a defunct dumpster into a pristine backyard pool! The Pool Box is made from a 22' x 7' steel refuse container

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Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYC’s High Line

Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYC’s High Line

Ghanian artist El Anatsui recently brought his distinctive style to New York's High Line park with a striking tapestry of tin and mirrors that seems to shatter the side of the building it adorns. Called

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Adital Ela’s Biodegradable Terra Stools are Made of Earth and Cost Zero Energy to Produce

Adital Ela’s Biodegradable Terra Stools are Made of Earth and Cost Zero Energy to Produce

In the last several years eco designer Adital Ela has dedicated her time to the earth by developing Terra - a brand of bio furniture made from compressed earth and agricultural waste. Terra is a series of

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Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

Lamp Revival creates quirky recycled table lamps and hanging lights from salvaged and vintage lamps, electrical parts and pipe fittings. For the past 10 years, the company has been operating out

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Specimen’s Hand-Crafted Horn Speakers Are Made from Recycled Newsprint and Dryer Lint

Specimen’s Hand-Crafted Horn Speakers Are Made from Recycled Newsprint and Dryer Lint

Not only are Specimen's horn speakers visually intriguing with their flared newsprint protrusion, but they project larger-than-life sound using only 3 watts of power. The technology employed was common in

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Birdfreeder: A Flat Pack Bird Feeder That Pops Up in a Snap

Birdfreeder: A Flat Pack Bird Feeder That Pops Up in a Snap

Birdfreeder is a contemporary bird feeder that's light as a feather and packs flat to ship. It comes smartly packed in a recyclable cardboard box, and it can be readily assembled in just a few simple

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Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

In order to raise awareness of recycling efforts, the design team devised a method of turning ordinary tetra brik milk cartons into LEGO-esque building materials. Using clamps to link the cartons at an

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LEED-Seeking Greenland Residence Boasts an EV-Ready Garage and Other Eco Goodness

LEED-Seeking Greenland Residence Boasts an EV-Ready Garage and Other Eco Goodness

How is it possible to ensure that a home this large has a gentle environmental impact? Studio One shows us how with the charming Greenland Residence. Reached by a long private drive and carefully oriented

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Joost Gehem Turns Deceased People’s Possessions Into Recycled Stools

Joost Gehem Turns Deceased People’s Possessions Into Recycled Stools

Joost Gehem lives and works in Eindhoven, the Dutch city of Technology & Design, which is home to Dutch Design Week. We spotted Gehem’s fantastic stool while strolling through a place called

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Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Serra da Estrela has a number of well known environmental concerns and re-foresting campaigns, such as planting a new tree for every sold bottle. The water company wanted to further its efforts and find a

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