New and Cleaner Method of Recycling Plastic Discovered

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There’s probably no need to remind you that plastic is extremely harmful to our environment, and that the current methods of recycling might be doing more harm than good. So when breakthroughs in the latter are made it’s always good news. This has now been achieved by a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China. They have discovered a way to turn plastic into a usable liquid fuel. That’s kind of like killing two birds with one stone. (more…)

By |June 24th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Modular Home Made of Cardboard

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Nido House is yet another pretty tiny home made from cardboard, a building material that seems to be catching on lately. This home can function off-the-grid, since it’s equipped with a solar power system and a rainwater recovery system, among other things, and it is available in various sizes and designs. It was created by Italian architect Francesca Fadalti and her business partner Michela Romano. (more…)

By |June 22nd, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments

Shipping Container Recycled Into a Cozy Home

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It’s been awhile since we featured a shipping container home on this site, but this recently completed project by the tiny home company Walker Wilderness Enterprises from Brighton, Colorado deserves a mention. It is called Container Tiny House and can even be taken off-the-grid. It makes for a great vacation home, though it could also easily be used as a full time residence. (more…)

By |June 21st, 2016|Container Design|0 Comments

Tiny Home Big Enough for a Family

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When it comes to tiny homes, one of the main drawbacks is that they are usually only big enough for one or two people. However, as the trend of living small gains popularity more and more people are attempting life in a tiny home with families. And making it work. Driftwood Homes of South Carolina have recently unveiled a home that will make it even easier for families to downsize. (more…)

By |June 15th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Wine Shop Made of Shipping Containers

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It’s been awhile since we talked about shipping container architecture, but this wine shop is about to change that. Especially since Australia-based Cumulus Studio, the firm that designed it, created a modern architecture masterpiece. If all shipping container home projects looked like this, I’m sure there would be even more demand for them. (more…)

By |June 14th, 2016|Container Design|0 Comments

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