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Mode:lina Architekci Reuse Fruit Packaging to Design Apple’s New Retail Store in Poznań

Mode:lina Architekci Reuse Fruit Packaging to Design Apple’s New Retail Store in Poznań

Inspired by materials and elements of packaging fruit, Mode:lina Architekci decided to use natural materials to make a visual connection between the company’s name and the name of the owner-Adam. The

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San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into a Green Airbnb Home and Museum

San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into a Green Airbnb Home and Museum

While driving over the bridge one day, David Grieshaber came up with the idea to convert the bridge into a house in order to save the old urban monument for posterity. Following a whole host of ideas on

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Dualchas Architects’ Boreraig House is a Peaceful Green Retreat on the Isle of Skye

Dualchas Architects’ Boreraig House is a Peaceful Green Retreat on the Isle of Skye

The Boreraig house sits in a natural bowl in the landscape and low to the land to avoid interrupting the surrounding natural beauty. It is divided into three blocks using larch panels taken from fence

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Antonio Larosa Recycles Old Oil Drums Into Elegant New Mirrors

Antonio Larosa Recycles Old Oil Drums Into Elegant New Mirrors

Antonio Larosa has created a stylish collection of furniture and accessories made entirely from recycled oil drums! The cool range was produced after the Phillips Collection commissioned Larosa to design

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Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Here at Inhabitat we love when artists reuse materials, but even more so when they incorporate elements of the materials into their designs. When Dion cuts these meticulous patterns and textured shapes

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BARNagain Solar-Powered Home Built With Family’s Own Reclaimed Wood

BARNagain Solar-Powered Home Built With Family’s Own Reclaimed Wood

Family barns in southwestern New York were deconstructed and the material was saved, milled and shipped 65 miles to the north to Southern Tier where the new home would be. The reclaimed wood was used for

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Mark Reigelman’s Reading Nest in Cleveland is Built From 10,000 Discarded Wood Boards

Mark Reigelman’s Reading Nest in Cleveland is Built From 10,000 Discarded Wood Boards

Visually, the installation resembles both a forest and fowl. It symbolizes growth through knowledge and is designed as a fresh interpretation of the Griffin sculptures which can often be seen at the

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Artist James Dive Compacts an Entire Amusement Park Into a 4-Meter Cube

Artist James Dive Compacts an Entire Amusement Park Into a 4-Meter Cube

James Dive of The Glue Society has compacted an entire amusement park - including coasters, plush prizes, bells and used tickets - into a single cube. Entitled “Once”, the demolished amusement park

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Bowerbirds Members Record New Album in Self-Built Green Music Studio

Bowerbirds Members Record New Album in Self-Built Green Music Studio

Members of the indie band Bowerbirds have been trying their hand at sustainable design with this fantastic self-built studio project. Since 2007, Beth Tacular and Phil Moore have been constructing their

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Designer Rabih Hage Uses Leftover Corian to Create Fantastic Furniture

Designer Rabih Hage Uses Leftover Corian to Create Fantastic Furniture

London based designer and architect Rabih Hage has used scrap pieces of Corian to make these fabulous pieces of angular furniture. The designs were presented by DuPont Corian at the 2012 Milan Furniture

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Architect Charles Newman About 15,000 Bottle Caps for Africa

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Architect Charles Newman About 15,000 Bottle Caps for Africa

What started as the 15,000 Bottle Caps for Africa concept just a few months ago is now an actual built computer learning center and library thanks to architect Charles Newman and the

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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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Asif Farooq’s Incredible Gun Sculptures are Created from Recycled Cardboard

Asif Farooq’s Incredible Gun Sculptures are Created from Recycled Cardboard

At Inhabitat, we love when artists create symbolic works of art using recycled materials. Here, Asif Farooq constructs these incredibly precise gun replicas using only reused cardboard. The gun

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SHINE’s Tec de Monterrey Retrofit Maximizes Natural Light and Ventilation With Parametric Modeling

SHINE’s Tec de Monterrey Retrofit Maximizes Natural Light and Ventilation With Parametric Modeling

SHINE has created this new design studio as a study in bioclimatic architecture, which is ideal for the students who will spend so much of their time either in the first floor studio or in the more public

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Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

After finding out that the 61-foot Indonesian fishing boat was made from a now-threatened wood species and was about to become firewood, Aellon bought it from its owners and set to work salvaging

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SkateBack iPhone Cases By MapleXO and Grove Are Crafted From Recycled Skateboards

SkateBack iPhone Cases By MapleXO and Grove Are Crafted From Recycled Skateboards

If you're looking for a new way to brighten up your iPhone, check out these cool SkateBack cases made from recycled skateboards! The colorful designs for iPhone 4 and 4S are another awesome collaboration

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Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Photo © Ron Ulicny Part of what makes Ulicny's work so unique is his fusion of reused, older materials with new, contemporary items, as seen in this skull and bullet combination. His pieces are fun

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Manifest Destiny! Tiny Cabin Finds a Home Between San Francisco’s Downtown Skyscrapers

Manifest Destiny! Tiny Cabin Finds a Home Between San Francisco’s Downtown Skyscrapers

On display until October, 2012, Manifest Destiny! is the product of a collaboration between two designers; San Francisco-based Jenny Chapman and New York-based Mark Reigelman. Their first project

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Anastassia Elias Creates Charming Miniature Worlds Inside Recycled Toilet Paper Rolls

Anastassia Elias Creates Charming Miniature Worlds Inside Recycled Toilet Paper Rolls

Anastassia Elias is a painter, illustrator and collage artist and her Rouleaux dioramas showcase just one of her many talents. She creates tiny scenes inside the tubes by attaching paper cutouts to the

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Wang Shu’s Xiangshan School Campus Brings Chinese Architecture Back To Its Roots

Wang Shu’s Xiangshan School Campus Brings Chinese Architecture Back To Its Roots

Wang Shu and his wife Lu Wenyu (Amateur Architecture Studio) began designing the Xiangshan School in 2002 and construction was completed in 2004 - a testament to how rapidly projects get built in China.

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Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Blind people have been long overlooked when it comes to social advancement and technological innovation, and Moallem's labeler offers a simple, affordable solution that will have its largest impact in the

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Recycled Greenhouse Pavilion Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside

Recycled Greenhouse Pavilion Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside

Earlier this summer, Studio Elmo Vermijs was commissioned by Landart 2011 (initiated by Groene Woud and BKKC) to create a meeting place near a farm in Sint Oedenrode, The Netherlands. Inspired by the many

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Jennifer Collier Recycles Old Literature Into Incredible Paper Objects

Jennifer Collier Recycles Old Literature Into Incredible Paper Objects

With years of crafting experience, Collier bonds, waxes an traps paper materials to create a fabric. She also painstakingly stitches the paper together and oftentimes onto objects such as sewing machines,

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Greenest Event Tent in the World Debuts at EMU Music Festival

Greenest Event Tent in the World Debuts at EMU Music Festival

Think of the thousands of festivals taking place this year, and the sheer volume of materials consumed or discarded. EMU was looking to call attention to those numbers and make a statement that green

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The TRIS Is a Stylish Chair Made from Recycled Roller Blinds

The TRIS Is a Stylish Chair Made from Recycled Roller Blinds

Tenenbaum Hazan have come up with a way to take hard plastic roller blinds that have come to the end of their useful lives, and turn them into something new - a chair. The stylish TRIS seat is made up of

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Quirky Necklaces Made From Buttons Found on the Factory Floor

Quirky Necklaces Made From Buttons Found on the Factory Floor

Following three of Inhabitat's favorite principles - recycle, re-use, revive - Maria McCormick reinvents the artisan element of jewellery design with these beautiful strings of button necklaces.

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MASS Design Group Proposes PS1 Pavilion Made Completely Out of Recycled Materials

MASS Design Group Proposes PS1 Pavilion Made Completely Out of Recycled Materials

When coming up with their proposal for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, MASS DESIGN GROUP asked themselves: How can architects add the most lasting social and economic value to a place? Their answer

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Over 7,000 Cassettes Used to Construct Pop Up Tapehouse in Edinburgh

Over 7,000 Cassettes Used to Construct Pop Up Tapehouse in Edinburgh

McNamara collected the tapes from friends' old collections, charity shops and a tape dealer in Manchester. 7,200 tapes were organized and arranged according to color and maybe even to some extent by

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Sydney Architecture Students Build Pavilion From 2000 Recycled Cardboard Tubes

Sydney Architecture Students Build Pavilion From 2000 Recycled Cardboard Tubes

UNSW's Built Environment team designed, prefabricated and pre-assembled the temporary pavilion at the Tramsheds on UNSW’s Randwick campus. They used plywood sheets and cut holes in the wood to create

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Giant “Eggo” Home Made Out Of Hundreds Of Recycled Egg Cartons

Giant “Eggo” Home Made Out Of Hundreds Of Recycled Egg Cartons

Goldenhen is known for its quirky reuse of everyday materials in unexpected ways. The Original Dream is part of a series of 'Eggo' installations that utilize recycled egg cartons. The cartons are colored

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