Beautiful cow barn in Basel is made of tree branches topped with a grassy roof

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Photography by Christian Baur and Serge Hasenböhler

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Pentatonic launches new brand of modern furniture made with nothing but trash

There are more to these chairs and table than you might expect. New brand Pentatonic, launching this week, is making furniture out of trash, but their commitment goes beyond simply recycling. They aim to use solely waste as a starting point, and create their own materials out of trash like old DVDs, plastic water bottles, and glass from smartphones. They pledge to take back their recyclable products when a consumer is finished with them, and turn them into new pieces.

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Lakeside cabin made out of reclaimed wood is as idyllic as it gets

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Photography by Thomas J. Story

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We’ve made enough plastic trash to bury Manhattan under 2-miles of the stuff

 

Whether one is getting an iced latte to-go in the morning, received their restaurant leftovers in a plastic takeaway container, or forgot to take their reusable bags to the store, there are numerous ways one can obtain disposable plastic — and that is a problem. According to the first global analysis of the production of plastics, humans now produce more plastic than anything else and, as a result, have created 8.3 billion tonnes (9.bn tons) of the stuff since the 1950’s. If the trend… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Amazing low-cost, off-grid Lifehaus homes are made from recycled materials

Money shouldn’t prevent people from living sustainably off the grid, according to Lifehaus. They’re a Lebanon-based company started by Nizar Hadid’s NH-Architectes pioneering energy neutral, low-cost dwellings made with local and recycled materials. People living in the green homes will be able to generate their own electricity and grow their own food. Their first 1,722 square foot prototype will be built in Baskinta, Lebanon.

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Low-impact monastery huts in Italy are made from 100% recyclable materials

Edoardo Milesi & Archos designed a series of minimalist monastery guesthouses that reflect the monastics’ ascetic lifestyle in the Siloe community. Located in the province of Grosseto in central Italy, these huts are built entirely of recyclable materials and are elevated off the ground to ensure low impact on the beautiful rural landscape.

The Monastery Complex of Siloe comprises five guesthouse units set outside monastery grounds against a hilly backdrop crisscrossed with trails. Each… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Australia’s amazing Upcycle House is made from the ruins of an old home

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Photography by Barton Taylor

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Incredible teepee-shaped ORKA house is made from 24 interlacing beams

Twenty four interlacing beams form this teepee-shaped structure that shelters a large open-plan living space. Antony Gibbon Designs designed the project, named ORKA, as an exploration of different geometric shapes and unconventional forms for residential architecture.

The house has twenty four wooden beams that coalesce, forming a pivoted illusion which transforms angles into a seemingly curved hyperboloid form. Using the frame as an aesthetic starting point, the architects interlaced… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These campers made from 1970′s VW Bugs are the cutest things ever

Volkswagen Beetles have skittered across roads since the 1930′s as the company’s first model. But in the 1970′s, a third party company came up with the idea to turn these iconic cars into little campers. In the 1970′s, they sold these Super Buggers for $6,000 – and a few of these unusual hybrid RVs still exist today. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Creepy fleshy art by Cao Hui makes it painfully clear what everyday are objects are made of

It’s the season of all things spooky, and real life consistently takes the creepy cake. Maybe this thought occurred to artist Cao Hui when he created a series of fleshy sculptures that look so real, they made my stomach turn. Comprised of resin and fiber, and true to life in size, each piece depicts the viscera, skin and flesh belonging to animals whose lives are regularly sacrificed to produce objects of convenience for human beings.

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