Juice Boxes Recycled to Create Lamps

March 2, 2010 / No Comments

The Loxolop lamp flows across a number of artistic boundaries. It is inspired by origami and biomorphism, takes on a great shape as a lamp, and best of all, it is made using waste paper from a juice carton factory. Getting the lamp to work, however, won't be an easy thing. There's an element of complexity in the lamp which ...

Puma’s new F1 car is Nothing More than Shoeboxes

February 22, 2010 / No Comments

Puma's been doing some interesting things lately, like the cool solar phone it unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, or this brand new F1 car. This one won't run, let alone provide a decent competition those "real" Formula 1 cars, but it is quite an eye catcher.

Old Containers Get Better Looks in a new Life

February 18, 2010 / No Comments

Repurposing old containers isn't something brand new for Korea's Incheon City, which has one of the biggest harbors in the country. Integrating these containers into the rural landscape hasn't really shown very promising results, and it is with this in mind that the AnL studios created the OceanScope observatory.

Men in Black Would Approve of the Recycled Steel Alien Queen

February 16, 2010 / No Comments

Whatever Men in Black may be up to, they would most likely approve of the Alien Queen. That the queen is 2.4 meters high and made entirely of steel would probably help them reach the decision quicker. The Alien Queen sculpture created by RoboSteel is made entirely out of steel and recycled parts reclaimed from iscarded cars, boats, dishwashers, motorbikes, ...

Living in the Clouds: Cloudscape Made From Recycled PVC

February 11, 2010 / No Comments

The Cloudscape looks like a wonder world, quite like the one seen in fiction and cartoons where everything is fluffy and soft. This is an installation by the Bjarke Ingels Group and was installed at the P.S. 1 Young Architects Program design competition. While the shape may not be an exact reminder of the clouds, the design pretty much does ...

Camp Emerald Bay Scouts Get Cabins in Environmental Shades

February 10, 2010 / No Comments

The size of shipping containers probably makes them very useful for constructing living quarters, and that is the reason why we see so many interesting designs from what once used to be plain old shipping containers. But that isn't all the story, the 20 container cabins to be built at the Camp Emerald Bay will also include reclaimed lumber, durable ...

Batucada Home Accessories Have a Unique Design, Recycled Aluminum Construction

February 9, 2010 / No Comments

Batucada home accessories don't just have a unique name, they also have a rather unique design, both of which have common roots. A product from Brazil's Jahara Studio, the Batucada accessories are made entirely out of recycled aluminum and are fully recyclable at the end of their lifetime.

Ekokook Concept Paints Kitchens in Green

February 2, 2010 / No Comments

Its ridiculous name aside, the Ekokook concept would have you working hard in the kitchen, to get rid of the waste. Designed by Faltazi, the concept fights solid, liquid and organic waste to make the kitchen more of an environmentally friendly place.

Student Housing Made From 100 Recycled Shipping Containers

January 28, 2010 / 2 Comments

French architectural firm Olgga Architects has designed a housing complex for students. The housing complex will be built out of recycled shipping containers stacked one on top of the other. Each of these containers will function as an individual room for a student.

DIY: Salvaged Materials Create A Meditation Temple

January 26, 2010 / No Comments

The Meditation Temple could be your personal abode away from the stress of the world, but very much in your own backyard. You could think, reflect or meditate in this little piece of micro architecture, or maybe just enjoy moments of solitude. This one person meditation temple may not look as cool as the OfficePOD, but then it isn't designed ...