Gorgeous Furniture Made from Recycled Plastic

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The design firm Reform Studio from Cairo, Egypt has come up with a brilliant way to upcycle plastic bags. They are turning them into beautiful furniture using Egyptian handlooms and traditional techniques. The aim of the people behind the project is to find ways in which modern design can be used to solve the world’s problems, one of which is certainly the alarming surplus of plastic bags discarded every day. And what’s more, through their project they are keeping alive Egypt’s rapidly disappearing traditional practice of hand weaving. (more…)

By |June 10th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Replacing a Wall With Shutters

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It’s always great to see dwellings where the separation between the indoor and outdoor space is so minimal it hardly exists. One great example of that is this cottage in Utrecht, which features shutters along one entire wall. When these shutters are opened, light floods the interior of this cottage, and what’s more, they built it atop an existing foundation of another structure that once stood here. (more…)

By |June 2nd, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Caravan Becomes a Lovely Tiny Home

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We’ve seen trailers turned into tiny homes, so using a caravan for the same purpose is obviously not that big a stretch. Plus, caravans have the added bonus of being more whimsical in that it just takes you back to those fun carnivals you visited as a kid. At least that’s how I feel about them. (more…)

By |June 1st, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Another Ingenious Renovation

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Architects from the Anna & Eugeni Bach firm recently finished a very unique renovation of a Barcelona, Spain apartment. The renovation was done with the goal of maximizing the available space in the apartment, while playing to its already existing strengths. (more…)

By |May 27th, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

A 3D Printed Office Completed in Dubai

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It’s been kind of quiet in the sphere of 3D printing of buildings lately, but the new project recently completed in Dubai definitely shows promise for the concept. The structure is called the Office of the Future and the project was started back in 2015. And now, the world’s first 3D printed office is completed and ready for use. (more…)

By |May 26th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Sustainable Home Made of Straw Bale

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Architect Nicolas Koff recently designed and built a modern and very sustainable home near Hamilton, Ontario. K-House, as the home is called is eco-friendly from the ground up and built using prefabricated 15.75-inch (40-centimetre) thick straw-bale walls. According to the architect, building a green home is about more than just installing solar panels, and K-House proves that. (more…)

By |May 25th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments