salvaged materials

Pavilion of Dream Terraces: H&P Architects Unveil Rice Paddy-Covered Pavilion for Viet Nam’s Expo 2015

Pavilion of Dream Terraces: H&P Architects Unveil Rice Paddy-Covered Pavilion for Viet Nam’s Expo 2015

If H&P Architects win the competition to design Viet Nam's Expo 2015 Pavilion in Milan, it will have a steel frame filled up with a staggered series of salvaged wood modules of different lengths that not

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Stephen Shaheen Fashions Stunning Furniture With Salvaged Onyx

Stephen Shaheen Fashions Stunning Furniture With Salvaged Onyx

Stephen Shaheen creates intriguing designs from discarded remnants of onyx left over from industrial stone fabrication. No stranger to upcycling, Shaheen uses these upcycled materials to create

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Dennis Maher Transforms His Home into a Living Art Exhibition of Found Objects

Dennis Maher Transforms His Home into a Living Art Exhibition of Found Objects

Maher is the current artist-in-residence at Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the city’s main art museum. Also an assistant professor of architecture, Maher has dedicated his artistic side to

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Artist Jesse Bromm Creates Amazing Miniature Landscapes From Salvaged Materials

Artist Jesse Bromm Creates Amazing Miniature Landscapes From Salvaged Materials

Artist Jesse Bromm uses salvaged materials to create amazing miniature landscapes that explore the relationship between humans and the environment. Broom works with a wide array of found objects ranging

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It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

In the dead of winter, sunny days may seem like a distant, taunting memory. But London-based design studio Hendzel and Hunt has the solution: sustainable furniture that cleverly doubles as a tribute to

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Chartana’s Cubox Table is Built from Salvaged Crates and Rolled Up Newspaper

Chartana’s Cubox Table is Built from Salvaged Crates and Rolled Up Newspaper

Designed by Chartana, the Cubox table is a distinctive piece of upcycled furniture. The main structure of the Cubox is crafted from wood salvaged from fruit crates, while the 4 sides are formed from

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WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

The design team kept a focus on green objectives, using open-cell foam insulation, natural ventilation, and concrete floors. Their main focus was to create a south-sloping roof from which to access solar

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Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

The insects and arthropods are assembled from various sections of the salvaged devices, and are built up over several hours. Gershenson-Gates reuses the gears, straps, and springs from watches and

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Buddhist Meditation Center Looks Like a Giant Barn With Many Windows in Rural Netherlands

Buddhist Meditation Center Looks Like a Giant Barn With Many Windows in Rural Netherlands

Corrugated steel is great for durability and cost and the mansard roof helps to create the expansive space, which comprises 26 beds in 13 rooms. There is also a meditation hall, library and a dining hall.

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Miller Hull Designs an Airy New Salvaged Center for the Technology Access Foundation in Seattle

Miller Hull Designs an Airy New Salvaged Center for the Technology Access Foundation in Seattle

The TAF’s new home, named The Bethaday Community Learning Space, was a design born from the foundation’s interest in the ScrapHouse project, which was developed by San Francisco-based Public

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Piers Saxby Candy Creates Charming Lamps Using a 1930s Copper Jelly Mold

Piers Saxby Candy Creates Charming Lamps Using a 1930s Copper Jelly Mold

Piers Saxby Candy, a Brighton-based designer, hand crafted his Jelly Desk Lamp and Jelly Table Lamp with using oak wood for the stand and cast an original 1930s copper jelly mold for the shade.

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Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

"JOIN" is a system of interlocking modular pieces, created by dsquadro, which allows free configurations of furniture. The "JOIN" system is made from salvaged wood materials and it's flexible enough to be

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Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Artist Corey Thomas created this awe-inspiring "Spinifex" sculpture from branches and plant material salvaged from local trees, and the gigantic dandelion-like form was recently installed in the middle of

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‘Waste Not Want Not’ is a Dynamic Green Wall Created Using Discarded Materials

‘Waste Not Want Not’ is a Dynamic Green Wall Created Using Discarded Materials

Blake Chamberlain is the brains behind this fantastic project 'Waste Not Want Not', a vegetative grow wall created out of discarded materials. The concept takes plastic water bottles and wooden

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Concrete Mode Repurpose Waste Cement Bags into Sturdy Totes

Concrete Mode Repurpose Waste Cement Bags into Sturdy Totes

Concrete Mode is a Thailand-based company that creates incredibly sturdy totes, bags and pencil cases the discarded bags used to transport concrete. Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on

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Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Giant Armchair Constructed From 2,500 Salvaged Plastic Bottles by Várnai Gyula

Artist Várnai Gyula has recycled 2,500 plastic bottles to create a larger-than-life armchair! The colossal construction was displayed last year in Park Galeria, a mall in Budapest. The site often

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Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before

Repair is Beautiful: Paulo Goldstein Repairs Broken Objects to Be Better Than Before

Repair is Beautiful began with the idea of solving frustration. A broken object delivers frustration because it doesn’t achieve its functionality, but the same principle applies to a broken system that

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Jason Lloyd Fletcher Recycles Vintage Belts Into Unique Tables and Chairs

Jason Lloyd Fletcher Recycles Vintage Belts Into Unique Tables and Chairs

Looking for some statement pieces for your home? Genevieve is a series of handmade furnishings designed by Jason Lloyd Fletcher, who also created The Third Generation Furniture.  The collection of

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ITZ MayanWoodsFurniture Turns Fallen Trees Into Beautiful New Handcrafted Pieces

ITZ MayanWoodsFurniture Turns Fallen Trees Into Beautiful New Handcrafted Pieces

ITZ MayanWoodsFurniture specializes in handcrafting furniture from precious woods in its purest form. Taking wood from fallen trees caused by hurricanes and fires in the Mayan Jungle of southern Quintana

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Wood Con Fusion: Chissick Designs Creates Funky Furniture from Industrial Offcuts

Wood Con Fusion: Chissick Designs Creates Funky Furniture from Industrial Offcuts

Israel-based designer Eli Chissick's Wood Con Fusion series transforms unassuming pieces of fiberboard, veneer and Formica into an array of bold furniture pieces. Each table, cabinet and bench begins its

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Furniture Designer Rupert Blanchard Transforms Discarded Drawers into Stunning Storage Units

Furniture Designer Rupert Blanchard Transforms Discarded Drawers into Stunning Storage Units

Blanchard's supply of orphaned drawers, collected from the street or dumpsters, lines a wall of his workshop, waiting to be incorporated into upcycled dressers, sideboards and cabinets. Using reclaimed

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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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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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Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Iannone Design have transformed sections of salvaged automotive panels into this stunning ReWreck Sideboard. Launched this week at ICFF in New York, the reclaimed sheetmetal furniture takes full advantage

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Thomas Wold’s Quirky and Unique Creations Made From Upcycled Furniture

Thomas Wold’s Quirky and Unique Creations Made From Upcycled Furniture

Thomas Wold is a custom craftsman who lives in the Bay Area with a design/fabrication studio in Berkeley. He struck our fancy with his amazing upcycled furniture creations that take parts and pieces from

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PHOTOS: 1910 Vacuum Cleaner Factory in Berlin Turned Into a Cool Caravan Hotel

PHOTOS: 1910 Vacuum Cleaner Factory in Berlin Turned Into a Cool Caravan Hotel

Events organizer Silke Lorenzen and designer Sarah Vollmer wanted to create a fun, innovative and flexible accommodation space in their area of Neukölln. Aiming to preserve the inner beauty and vastness

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Volkswagen’s Think Blue Beetle is Made From 2,805 Pieces of Recycled Trash!

Volkswagen’s Think Blue Beetle is Made From 2,805 Pieces of Recycled Trash!

Haribaabu Naatesan created the Beetle art piece as part of Volkswagen's Think Blue Campaign. The extensive assortment of trash was collected during Think Blue Clean Up drives undertaken by the German

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Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Brad Kittel promotes a philosophy called Pure Salvage Living that takes advantage of materials already out there in existence, but not being used. Through his company Tiny Texas Houses, Kittel has been

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech. Created out of an estimated 95 percent reused items, each piece is a one

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AME-LOT Repurposes Shipping Pallets To Create a Transforming Facade

AME-LOT Repurposes Shipping Pallets To Create a Transforming Facade

AME-LOT is a proposal by French architect Stephane Malka to re-skin a student residence in Paris with shipping pallets. The modular facade is composed of hundreds of pallets strung together with hinges,

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