Elzelinde van Doleweerd transforms food waste into beautiful, 3D-printed snacks

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Around a third of the world’s food is lost or thrown away every year—that’s approximately 1.6 billion tons of food annually, a statistic that’s projected to rise to over 2 billion tons by 2030. In a bid to fight the global food waste crisis, Eindhoven University of Technology graduate Elzelinde van Doleweerd teamed up with the China-based technology firm 3D Food Company to turn commonly wasted food products in China into beautiful and tasty 3D-printed snacks. Van Doleweerd recently unveiled… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Studio Puisto transforms an old bank into a modern hostel in Finland

Helsinki-based design firm Studio Puisto Architects have turned an old bank building into the new and chic Forenom Hostel Jyväskylä in the heart of Jyväskylä’s downtown pedestrian precinct. Completed in December 2017, the adaptive reuse project imbued the dated building with a modern refresh that oozes warmth and comfort with its predominate natural materials palette. During the renovation process, the architects carefully preserved elements of the original design, such as the vault, as reminders… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Mount Kilauea transforms Hawaii’s coastline with the birth of a new island

Just as mass attention towards Mount Kilauea begins to diminish, the young Hawaiian volcano has commandeered this week’s headlines by claiming the formation of a new island in the Pacific Ocean. Thankfully no fatalities have resulted from Kilauea’s eruption, which launched its ongoing destruction of Hawaii’s main island on May 3rd, 2018. Recently geologists working at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a leading organization in tracking global volcanic activity, have reported volcanic creation -… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This pop-up camper transforms any truck into a tiny mobile home in seconds

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Artist transforms parents home into a gingerbread house for Hansel & Gretel

The home’s frosting and peppermint candy details were fashioned by hand out of lightweight foam board, expertly painted to give depth to the project. Nylon rope was tied together and stretched across the rooftop to give the appearance of icing, as well.

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Neighbors say the home is truly a sight to behold, especially with its nighttime spotlights. The photo of the home may be edited to remove neighboring homes and utility… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

“It has totally changed how people feel:” new forest transforms former UK coal community

One organization in the United Kingdom is transforming an industrial landscape into a green, thriving woodland. The National Forest Company planted the first tree 25 years ago, and today have planted eight million trees in 200 square miles in the Midlands, in the first forest created in the United Kingdom in 1,000 years. Former coal miner Graham Knight told The Guardian, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Myanmars eco-friendly startup transforms trash into treasureand jobs

Trash is a big problem in Myanmar. Garbage is scattered in the streets with smells of burning trash never far behind—but an innovative social enterprise has found a way to turn that adversity into advantage. Tucked in the rural backwaters of Dala near Yangon city, ChuChu Design is an eco-friendly startup lifting families out of poverty with the art of upcycling. Created by Italian NGO Cesvi, the ChuChu project collects waste and teaches locals to transform trash into recycled crafts with an environmental… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tom Dixon transforms a 17th-century London church into a chic co-working space

The motivation behind the project began with Baughen’s desire to make the church more available to the daytime residents and creative workforce of Clerkenwell, an area in central London. The temporary intervention also gave Dixon the opportunity to display his new lighting and furniture products against a stunning historic backdrop with soaring ceilings and huge stained glass windows.

“As the Church evolves and adapts to the new conditions of the 21st century, the opportunity of opening… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife

The space, located on the top level under the roof of an old Haussmann building in Paris. Originally designed as maids’ quarters, today these small nooks often loose their purpose and either converted into attics and storage spaces or left unused.

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Smart space-saving design transforms a tiny apartment in Taipei into an upscale home

Skyrocketing housing prices in Taipei have forced young homeowners into increasingly smaller houses. Like most small apartments in the city, the property the client purchased already came with a space-saving loft setup, however, the existing design made the apartment feel cramped, limited on storage, and unsuitable for entertaining guests. To maximize space and reinvent the feel of the apartment, the architects gutted the interior and inserted a new materials palette and hidden storage for a clean… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building