Recycled Materials

A Revolving Curtain Shades Germany’s Counter Entropy House at the Solar Decathlon Europe

A Revolving Curtain Shades Germany’s Counter Entropy House at the Solar Decathlon Europe

Counter Entropy also experimented with a range of unique energy generating and saving systems, including the transfer of heat flow through carrier-fluids. As a result of this innovation, no thermodynamic

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Scary Deep Sea Angler Lamp Combines Recycling and Energy-Efficient Lighting

Scary Deep Sea Angler Lamp Combines Recycling and Energy-Efficient Lighting

With a lantern suspended inches above its razor-sharp gnashers, the Deep Sea Angler Fish is a lamp that'll make you think twice before turning the light on. The five-foot-tall lighting fixture, designed

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Sanitov Unveils Eco-Lux Floating Home at This Year’s London Design Festival

Sanitov Unveils Eco-Lux Floating Home at This Year’s London Design Festival

Moored within St. Katharine Docks, just minutes away from the iconic Tower Bridge, INACHUS was being built in Kent at this time last year. Featuring two floors, this house accommodates three bedrooms,

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Send The Pen Guy Your Dead Pens To Help With New Reclaimed Art Projects

Send The Pen Guy Your Dead Pens To Help With New Reclaimed Art Projects

For the past 7 years, Costas Schuler has been collecting old pens to add to his collection and cover his car in them. The 1981 Mercedes Benz now has over 10,000 pens covering it and is still running with

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Honduran Man in Wheelchair Devotes Life to Building Incredible Helicopter From Scrap

Honduran Man in Wheelchair Devotes Life to Building Incredible Helicopter From Scrap

Augustin, a Honduran man who has been confined to a wheelchair by Polio since childhood, has dedicated his life to constructing his own helicopter made entirely from junk. He started the helicopter

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Gaza’s First Electric Vehicle Built from Recycled Materials For $1,000

Gaza’s First Electric Vehicle Built from Recycled Materials For $1,000

A 32-year-old taxi driver has created Gaza's first electric vehicle in the face of a major fuel crisis. Munther al-Qassas decided that investing in an electric taxi would be cheaper and less time

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RWTH Aachen University’s Counter Entropy Solar Decathlon House is Made From Recycled CDs!

RWTH Aachen University’s Counter Entropy Solar Decathlon House is Made From Recycled CDs!

Designed for a couple without children, Counter Entropy is almost completely open save for the bathroom, which is slightly set apart on the northern side. A large cantilevering roof made of seven prefab

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Re-Purposed Bus Stop Clad in Futuristic Metal Skin Lures Tourists to Northwest Spain

Re-Purposed Bus Stop Clad in Futuristic Metal Skin Lures Tourists to Northwest Spain

Most of the existing structure was left alone, considerably reducing the amount of new materials required to complete this striking new adaptive reuse project in Arteixo. Despite a tight budget, the

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UTREM LUX Is a Series of Stunning Glass Lamps Made from Recycled Bottles

UTREM LUX Is a Series of Stunning Glass Lamps Made from Recycled Bottles

DeGross Design & Innovation's UTREM LUX is a series of lamps made from reused glass bottles that had been discarded in their studio. Each one of the designs in the series is made individually by

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The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

Located in a space overlooking wide grassy areas that used to belong to  Philips, The Discovery Factory is the perfect space for playing and learning. With no need to book in advance, children can pop

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Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Contain[It] is a Brazilian company that takes discarded shipping containers and turns them into new spaces. They are dedicated to zero waste in the construction process and have been saving scraps from

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Kwytza Chopstick Art Transforms Single-Use Chopsticks into Stylish Home Decor

Kwytza Chopstick Art Transforms Single-Use Chopsticks into Stylish Home Decor

During a stint in China, founder Bryan Parks observed how many wooden chopsticks went to waste after meals. Returning to Oregon, he was so inspired by his time in China that he decided to address the

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Ian Ruhter Converts a Delivery Truck into a Pinhole Camera for his American Dream Project

Ian Ruhter Converts a Delivery Truck into a Pinhole Camera for his American Dream Project

Ruhter is a well-versed in a number of photographic processes and entirely capable of developing a near-perfect image. He grew bored with the digital age and reverted back to using what is called the

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Lendager Arkitekter’s Upcycled Staircase is Made From Old Milk Crates

Lendager Arkitekter’s Upcycled Staircase is Made From Old Milk Crates

Lendager Arkitekter sought to make their office as sustainable as possible, so they set a goal of only building with upcycled materials and using joints and assemblies that are easy to disassemble - so

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Glowing Nixie Chess Board Made from Salvaged Nixie Tubes by Lasermad

Glowing Nixie Chess Board Made from Salvaged Nixie Tubes by Lasermad

Lasermad has executed a brilliant move with his glowing chess set made from recycled vintage Russian Nixie tubes. Each piece is illuminated without any visible wires, and emits a warm light when at rest

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Giant Elephant Made of Recycled Tires Roams the Earth for African Environmental Awareness

Giant Elephant Made of Recycled Tires Roams the Earth for African Environmental Awareness

Made from woven truck tires and a galvanized mild steel skeleton, this recycled beast is taking The Netherlands by storm. Measuring 10 feet tall and 18 feet in length, it is currently on display within

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LEED Silver Emigration Canyon Residence is Clad in Recycled Steel in Utah

LEED Silver Emigration Canyon Residence is Clad in Recycled Steel in Utah

The board-framed and concrete home is clad in textured steel shingles that will weather well in this rather inhospitable environment. A 30 foot operable wall opens out into an outdoor room overlooking the

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Crunching Numbers is a Modern Coffee Table Made From Two Old Mac Towers

Crunching Numbers is a Modern Coffee Table Made From Two Old Mac Towers

There are two crunching numbers designs. The first is made with two disused G3 towers held in place with heavy duty coil suspension rings taken from small trucks or SUVs and topped with a smooth glass

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Starbucks to Recycle Coffee Grounds and Baked Goods into Laundry Detergent and Other Products

Starbucks to Recycle Coffee Grounds and Baked Goods into Laundry Detergent and Other Products

Over the past year, Starbucks has launched a range of initiatives to reduce their footprint, and now in order to tackle their share of the 1.3 billion tons of food that is put into landfills worldwide

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National Endowment for the Arts Funds Artisan Barn’s Green Upgrade in Washington

National Endowment for the Arts Funds Artisan Barn’s Green Upgrade in Washington

The existing facility boasts an artist studio, performance center, gallery and gift shop, but the grant will allow it to expand. In addition to the new classroom which will be made from salvaged metal and

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1 Liter of Light Project Illuminates Thousands of Filipino Homes With Recycled Bottles

1 Liter of Light Project Illuminates Thousands of Filipino Homes With Recycled Bottles

What if something as simple as an old plastic bottle filled with water could mean the difference between light and darkness? Rudimentary as it may sound, the almost no-cost solution is uplifting the

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Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin's amazing Mount Center opened in 2010 next to a wild park, meters away from the Nordbanhof S-Bahn train station. After a short training session with an experienced guide, visitors are welcome to

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Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Designer Willem Heeffer created a new interior for Helsinki-based travel agency Elamysmatkat, and one of the stars of the show is a beautiful chandelier made from recycled skis! Elamysmatkat reached out

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Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Working with scientists and civil services, Giacomo Piovan created a system that turns contaminated soil into compressed blocks. The system employs the use of healing plants that are able to absorb and

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Renovated Timeline Machiya House Preserves Japan’s Architectural History

Renovated Timeline Machiya House Preserves Japan’s Architectural History

The Kyo-Machiya has been empty for the last decade, but when its new owners moved to Japan following a long stint in San Francisco, they commissioned Q Architecture to restore the original Kyo-machiya as

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Badboot: The World’s Largest Floating Swimming Pool Opens Today in Antwerp!

Badboot: The World’s Largest Floating Swimming Pool Opens Today in Antwerp!

The idea for Badboot originated only a year ago. In that short span of time a dedicated group of investors received support from the city, obtained an old ferry boat, were able to construct their pool,

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