sustainable wood

Combating Urban Density with Airy Common Space in Bucharest

Combating Urban Density with Airy Common Space in Bucharest

Population density is a major issue all over the world, and Bucharest is no exception. As the urban core continues to fill with residents, innovative new ideas for living spaces have to follow, and ADN

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part 2—The Great Indoors

GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part 2—The Great Indoors

In our last Green Building 101 post, we delved into the LEED-H criteria for sustainable residential materials and resources. Now that we've given you the low-down, it's time to get specific. While the

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A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

  The “animal box – jungle” by bleebla, a toy design company based in Portugal,  is a minimal rectangular block with 10 animals peeking out of its regular geometry. The set is smooth

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Living Cube: Multi-Functional Furnishing Provides a ‘Home in a Box’ Solution

Living Cube: Multi-Functional Furnishing Provides a ‘Home in a Box’ Solution

"The idea was born out of a personal need to counteract the confinements of a conventional home with one simple and multifunctional design that will cover several different needs," as Till Könneker

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Haus Fontanella Hugs a Snowy Mountainside in Western Austria

Haus Fontanella Hugs a Snowy Mountainside in Western Austria

Haus Fontanella is a beacon within the beautiful woods surrounding the mountainscape and village of Fontanella. The home is built on a concrete base, with one side partially submerged into the hillside to

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Tom Raffield’s New Green Lighting Collection Gives Sustainably Sourced Woods Unexpected Forms

Tom Raffield’s New Green Lighting Collection Gives Sustainably Sourced Woods Unexpected Forms

Award-winning lighting designer Tom Raffield is delighted to announce a selection of brand new products to his contemporary wooden lighting range. First is the the Bloom Light which utilizes petals of

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IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply

IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply

Photo via Shutterstock Ikea furniture is ubiquitous in dorm rooms and apartments all over the world, but it's difficult to fathom exactly how much of the world's resources are actually used to make

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Atelier Oslo’s Lanternen Pavilion is Made From Sustainable Norwegian Wood

Atelier Oslo’s Lanternen Pavilion is Made From Sustainable Norwegian Wood

Visible from afar, Lanternen serves as a meeting point and market shelter, as well as a space for informal music concerts and other performances. It stands on four stilts that are made from local

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Michael Robbins Handcrafts Beautiful Furniture From Sustainably Sourced Wood

Michael Robbins Handcrafts Beautiful Furniture From Sustainably Sourced Wood

Michael Robbins crafts beautiful furniture in Upstate New York from sustainably sourced wood. Production takes place in an old barn in the Hudson Valley, where every piece of furniture is designed and

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OOIIO Architecture Proposes Efficient New Headquarters for Iceland’s Vigdis Foundation

OOIIO Architecture Proposes Efficient New Headquarters for Iceland’s Vigdis Foundation

Iceland's Vigdis Foundation is devoted to the preservation of Icelandic culture and values, and for the foundation's new headquarters OOIIO Architecture has proposed a dynamic building that will host

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“Wooden” Jeans Could Provide a More Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Denim

“Wooden” Jeans Could Provide a More Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Denim

The denim industry has a phenomenal impact on the environment. Traditional cotton jeans carry a substantial carbon footprint with each single pair requiring 42 liters of water, along with up to 15 dyeing

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Bonnifait + Giesen’s Cornege-Preston House is a Passive Solar Sink in New Zealand

Bonnifait + Giesen’s Cornege-Preston House is a Passive Solar Sink in New Zealand

The Cornege-Preston house is 40 meters long and six meters wide. Spread out thusly, which is made possible by a large plot, every section of the home is exposed to achieve maximum solar gain. Oriented to

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6 Gorgeous, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cribs (for under $600)

6 Gorgeous, Modern and Eco-Friendly Cribs (for under $600)

When preparing for the arrival of the littlest member of the family, a crib is usually the largest of the big-ticket items on the shopping list. And if you're looking for something that is not only

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Ymotion Tabletops Are Made from Sustainable Wood Finished With Natural Oils and Waxes

Ymotion Tabletops Are Made from Sustainable Wood Finished With Natural Oils and Waxes

Ymotion tabletops are made of wood sustainably harvested from individually selected trees. Each tabletop is unique and represents nature’s raw beauty through its natural splits, knots, textures and

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Bloc10: Unique Prefab Condos Showcase Sustainably Sourced Wood in Winnipeg

Bloc10: Unique Prefab Condos Showcase Sustainably Sourced Wood in Winnipeg

Bloc10 is a condominium project that was designed by 5468796 Architecture for Green Seed Developments. The project sits on a site formerly occupied by a gas station in Winnipeg’s River Heights

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Chun Qing Li’s Sustainable Wooden Kreod Pavilion Unveiled at London Design Festival

Chun Qing Li’s Sustainable Wooden Kreod Pavilion Unveiled at London Design Festival

Chun Qing Li, Managing Director of Pavilion Architecture and Greenwich University's Proffesor, told us that he designed KREOD pavilion to resemble three giant seeds. Measuring 215 square foot each pod,

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My Green World: Gigantic Orange Seed-Shaped Pavilion Unveiled at Dutch Floriade Expo

My Green World: Gigantic Orange Seed-Shaped Pavilion Unveiled at Dutch Floriade Expo

2D3D's My Green World pavilion is stained bright orange (a color traditionally associated with the Dutch monarchy), creating a dramatic statement. The massive form stands out against the surrounding

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Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Flooded with cheap plastic toys and electronic games, the world of children's toys is in need of stronger, basic designs. Created by Kenji Huang, a half-Japanese, half-Taiwanese designer Ima-jen

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Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Placed on a densely populated block, the two story house boasts a great deal of well-utilized outdoor space including an enormous roof terrace, a hanging balcony from the second floor and a decked dining

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Chadhaus’ Beautiful Hand-built Sustainable Furniture Lasts for Generations

Chadhaus’ Beautiful Hand-built Sustainable Furniture Lasts for Generations

Functional furniture can be an inspiration, and the Farmhouse Modern Credenza designed by Chadhaus is just such a piece! Combining utility with beautiful materials and fine craftsmanship, this credenza is

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OAK’s Accoya Wood Sneek Bridge Has an Upturned Boat Shape That Captures the Region’s Maritime Spirit

OAK’s Accoya Wood Sneek Bridge Has an Upturned Boat Shape That Captures the Region’s Maritime Spirit

Known for its rich maritime past, Sneek wanted the town's entry bridge to be a symbol of its history. OAK's woven wood design representing an upturned boat beat out hundreds of others in a regional

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Workshop in the Forest by Atelier Haretoke is Built from Local Japanese Wood

Workshop in the Forest by Atelier Haretoke is Built from Local Japanese Wood

The single story structure hugs the side of a road in between a mountain and the forest from which the beams were harvested. Surrounded by tall trees, the workshop looks more like a cozy log cabin than a

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Reclaimed Wood Church Built According to Traditional Mennonite Principles in the Netherlands

Reclaimed Wood Church Built According to Traditional Mennonite Principles in the Netherlands

Back in the day, Mennonite churches were simple sheds designed to not look like a church so as to avoid suspicion. As such, the interiors were usually sober and pure without distractions or adornments.

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Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Read-Nest is a pre-fabricated structure, so no noise, scrap materials, wood dust or builders are necessary to build it. The tiny wooden box could land in any garden, forest or even an urban terrace,

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Wood Research Institute NL Transformed Into Cozy Quarters with Sustainable Pine Plexwood

Wood Research Institute NL Transformed Into Cozy Quarters with Sustainable Pine Plexwood

The SHR Wood Research Institute in the Netherlands knew that when it came time to renovate their office space, they'd have to be as innovative with their material choices as possible. Working with PFS

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Sander Architects’ Double-Skinned Glass Townhouse Glows From Within

Sander Architects’ Double-Skinned Glass Townhouse Glows From Within

From the outside, the townhouse has a glazed wall that seems to float on the surface of the concrete. Exposed steel beams are found both at the foundation and on higher levels of the building, and private

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Gorgeous iPad Cases Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

Gorgeous iPad Cases Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

Everyone's getting on the iPad train these days, but as they multiply we're also seeing disaster written all over their shiny glass screens. So if you've been looking for an eco-friendly alternative when

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The ChairKIT_ Gives Punch-Out Furniture a New Pop Look

The ChairKIT_ Gives Punch-Out Furniture a New Pop Look

Whether you're looking for new art to spruce up the walls or a simple design for sitting, Dan Civico’s ChairKIT_ is an awesome piece that deserves your attention. Each artfully-designed graphic panel

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‘Pile on Game’ Creates Stackable Stones from Waste Wood

‘Pile on Game’ Creates Stackable Stones from Waste Wood

The last time we checked, Jenga wasn’t constructing their pieces from sustainable wood, but here’s a clever design that takes a game of strategic block stacking to an eco-friendly level. Created by

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