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A Victorian cottage gets a stylish and sustainable makeover

In one of its latest eco-conscious retrofits, Australian architecture firm Green Sheep Collective has given a single-fronted timber Victorian cottage a sustainable transformation in inner Melbourne. The renovation and expansion project combined recycled and eco-certified materials with low-tech, passive solar principles to reduce the carbon footprint of the home while improving livability. Filled with light and contemporary flourishes, the updated house — named Magnolia Soul — has also been des...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Passive Solar, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Plywood, Rainwater Harvesting, Double-glazed Windows, Recycled Brick, Eco Friendly Architecture, Green Sheep Collective, Magnolia Tree, Green Sheep Collective Photography


100architects upcycles phone booths into resourceful community hubs

When was the last time you stepped into a phone booth? If you’re under 30, you might not even be aware that phone booths used to be on nearly every street corner as a means to contact your parents after the football game or call a taxi after dinner. Of course, there are those scenes from the original Superman that might jog your memory. Once cell phones became mainstream, the empty phone booths became easy fodder for graffiti, pollution and public urinal use. But while the era of the phone boot...
Tags: Design, China, Superman, Shanghai, Community, LED lighting, Recycling, Public, Recycled Materials, Upcycling, Building Materials, Martin Angelov, Phone Booth, Design shanghai, Old Phone Booth, Yuyuan Road


Recyclable art pavilion made of mesh pops up in Kolkata

West Bengal’s biggest annual festival recently saw the addition of a strikingly contemporary pavilion that is 100 percent recyclable in Kolkata, India. Designed by Abin Chaudhuri of the firm Abin Design Studio, the metal mesh pavilion was one of many temporary pavilions — or pandals — constructed to honor the goddess Durga as part of a five-day Hindu festival called Durga Puja. Unlike the other pandals, which are typically built of natural materials and reference traditional motifs and artworks...
Tags: Art, Design, India, Gallery, Newspaper, Bamboo, Art Installation, Kolkata, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Recycled Materials, Plywood, Recyclable Materials, Urban Revitalization, Temporary Pavilion, West Bengal


An old post office is reborn as a bright and breezy beach house

A former post office has been revived as a bright and breezy beach house in Breamlea, Australia. Designed by St. Kilda-based design firm OOF! Architecture, the modern makeover—dubbed the Green Shutter House—was created for clients who had already adapted the post office into a home but were frustrated with the building’s lack of connection with the outdoors. The renovation process opened the front of the house up to waterfront views while introducing more natural light and ventilation to the in...
Tags: Design, Australia, Post Office, Architecture, Gallery, Copenhagen, Beach, Wetlands, St Kilda, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Green Renovation, Shutter, Plywood, Adaptive Reuse


Heritage Melbourne home is reborn as a modern dwelling filled with light and views

Fitzroy-based design studio Field Office Architecture has given a small 19th-century Victorian terrace a contemporary facelift with walls of double-glazed glass and crisp, clean lines throughout. Dubbed the Clifton Hill House after the suburb in which it resides, the compact home sits at the end of a row of similar heritage houses and had been given many ad-hoc renovations over the years. The architects stripped back all of the additions to bring in light and views, while improving the home’s e...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Melbourne, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Contemporary House, Courtyard, Heritage House, Open-plan, Cross-ventilation, Recycled Brick


Farmhouse-inspired family home combines salvaged and sustainable materials

Salvaged materials from a century-old farmhouse and barn have been given new life as Ben’s Barn, a spacious family home in Kennebunk, Maine that takes inspiration from New England’s rural architecture. Designed by Portland, Maine-based architecture practice Caleb Johnson Studio for a young family, Ben’s Barn was constructed with a mix of reclaimed materials sourced not only from the former farmhouse and barn that had stood on another portion of the site, but also from a midcentury modern teardo...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, New England, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Reclaimed Materials, Timber, Farmhouse, Ben, Barn, Portland Maine, Loft, Granite


Climate-responsive H House celebrates the heritage of Kosovo

Recycled materials, energy-saving systems and references to Kosovan culture have been woven throughout the H House, a handsome and contemporary residence in Čaglavica, a village near the Kosovo capital of Pristina. Designed by 4M Group, the home serves as a beacon of optimism and energy-efficiency for the self-declared independent state, which has been defined by a long and troubled history. Sustainability is paramount to the dwelling and is expressed through the adoption of passive deign princ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, House, Energy Efficiency, Kosovo, Recycled Materials, Tirana, Triple Glazed Windows, Passive Solar Principles, Locally Sourced Materials, Pristina, MVRDV, Louvers, Energy Efficient, Underfloor Heating


Nature-inspired art gallery is built from bamboo and reused bricks

Belgium- and Brazil-based design practice CRU! architects channeled its passion for bamboo architecture and natural building materials into an art gallery in Catuçaba, a rural community about three hours east of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Spanning an area of 1,184 square feet, the project was commissioned by the owner of Fazenda Catuçaba, an idyllic farmhouse-style hotel that includes an operational organic farm. Building on Fazenda Catuçaba’s environmentally friendly practices, the art gallery was con...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Belgium, Brazil, Community, Reuse, Art Gallery, Brick, Bamboo, Recycled Materials, Green Materials, Tulum, Sao Paulo Brazil, Peggy Guggenheim, Vitruvius


Ecovillage in Copenhagen strives to meet all 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Danish architecture firm Lendager Group has won an international competition for its design of the UN17 Village, a sustainable residential development that will introduce 400 new homes to Copenhagen, Denmark. Selected over shortlisted proposals from prominent firms such as BIG and Henning Larsen, Lendager Group’s winning design aims to create “the first building project in the world that translates all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into tangible action.” The pro...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, United Nations, Carbon Emissions, Un, Denmark, Solar, Copenhagen, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Copenhagen Denmark, Moe, Arup, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SDG


Simple DIY upcycled holiday decor

Traditional Christmas decorations can quickly get expensive and extremely wasteful. But you can change that in your home this Christmas season by turning everyday household items into holiday decor. All you have to do is take a shopping trip through your house and upcycle old stuff into Christmas decorations. With just a little time and creativity, you can create these holiday decorations for just pennies, and keep the waste at a minimum. Pasta Christmas tree All you need for this project i...
Tags: Design, Diy, Blog, Features, Toilet, Santa, Christmas Decorations, Green Holidays, Recycled Materials, Diy Christmas, Green Christmas Decorations, Upcycle Ideas


Community hub built of recycled materials spotlights exploitation of nature in Vietnam

In their latest eco-friendly project, Vietnamese design studio H&P Architects completed an inspiring community hub built mainly from recycled waste materials. Located near a large and polluted industrial park in Dong Van town in Ha Nam province, the project aims to draw attention to the exploitation of natural resources in Vietnam — specifically illegal rock mining — while celebrating the beauty of the nation’s landscapes. Built with thick recycled stone walls, scaffolding and bamboo, the struc...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Vietnam, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Community Center, Stone Walls, Nature Inspired Architecture, Ninh Binh, Community Architecture, Waste Materials, Dong Van, Polycarbonate Roof, Ha Nam


Outdoor giant Merrell presents its most sustainable shoe to date

Outdoor apparel leader Merrell has unveiled its most sustainable shoe yet — and not just a single style, but a lineup of both men’s and women’s options. The Gridway collection emphasizes fashion as well as sustainability and targets the less-than-vogue goal in the fast fashion industry to create shoes that last. The Gridway collection offers three styles for both men and women: the Gridway Moc is a slide-on option, the Gridway is a sneaker style and the Gridway Mid brings a bit of height to th...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Clothing, Shoes, Sustainable Fashion, Recycling, Sustainable Design, Recycled Materials, Accessories And Fashion, Eco Textiles, Merrell, Reebok, Sustainable Shoes, Gridway, Strick Walker CMO, Merrell Images


Own a funky, biophilic home by an acclaimed upcycling artist for $1.2M

A truly one-of-a-kind home has surfaced on the Florida market that offers luxury living in a lush, jungle-like environment as well as a wealth of upcycled art. Located just north of Fort Lauderdale in the town of Wilton Manors, the home is a sculptural oasis designed by owner Michael Jude Russo, an internationally renowned multimedia artist. Filled with light and views of the outdoors, the unique two-bedroom, two-bath dwelling is now being sold for $1,200,000, an asking price that includes all ...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Design, Interviews, Architecture, Gallery, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Reclaimed Materials, Upcycling, Unique Architecture, Fort Lauderdale, Sotheby, Russo, Upcycled Art, Artist Studio


A dark, damp house becomes a sustainable, sun-soaked abode

Formerly cold, dim and damp, a terrace house in Northcote, Victoria has been reborn into a vibrant and welcoming dwelling with an emphasis on gardening. Designed by Green Sheep Collective for a client named Jill, the compact project, named Jill’s House, saw a modest expansion of just 22 square meters of space yet gained its bright and spacious feel thanks to a thorough renovation. Created to meet the client’s aspirations for a “very healthy home,” Jill’s House embraces recycled materials, low V...
Tags: Extension, Gardening, Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, House, Expansion, Victoria, Passive Solar, Double Glazing, Northcote, Sustainable Design, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Jill


A curved tunnel provides an unexpected connection in a renovated, mid-century home

When a well-traveled couple tapped Australian design practice Nic Owen Architects to renovate and expand their modest 1940s home in Hampton, the architecture firm channeled the clients’ love of adventure into a design that boasts elements of mystery and surprise. Connecting the original clicker brick structure to a new extension is a dark tunnel that’s curved to obscure views of either end and to create what the architects call a “surprising adventure,” giving rise to the project’s name, the Jo...
Tags: Extension, Design, Australia, Led, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Victoria, Double Glazing, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Hampton, Midcentury, Journey House, Tunnel


Virgin Atlantic plane takes flight with fuel from recycled waste

A Virgin Atlantic plane flying from Orlando to London has become the first commercial flight to use jet fuel partly made from recycled industrial waste. The Boeing 747 — which landed at London’s Gatwick Airport last week — used a blend of normal jet fuel plus ethanol made from waste gases. “This fuel takes waste, carbon-rich gases from industrial factories, and gives them a second life so that new fossil fuels don’t have to be taken out of the ground,” Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson to...
Tags: Travel, Design, London, News, Fuel, Virgin, Richard Branson, Airplane, Waste, Boeing, LanzaTech, Gatwick Airport, Branson, Virgin Atlantic, Orlando, Recycled Materials


Solar-powered cork house pursues healthy, sustainable living

Berlin-based architecture office rundzwei Architekten recently completed a light-filled home that showcases the many material benefits of cork. Named the Cork Screw House, the sustainably minded abode boasts a facade and roof clad in natural cork, a material that not only gives the building a highly textured appearance, but also contributes significantly to the home’s energy efficiency thanks to high insulation values. The cork home is set on a base of rammed concrete and comprises a series of ...
Tags: Design, London, Berlin, Architecture, Gallery, Insulation, Cork, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Skylights, Sustainable Materials, Cellulose, Sustainable Architecture, Full-height Glazing, Cork Cladding, Timber Frame


Award-winning luxury townhouses boast energy-efficient, passive solar design

Melbourne Design Studios has dramatically transformed a row of townhouses in the historic, post-industrial neighborhood of Richmond, Melbourne. The six bespoke urban homes—named ‘No Two The Same’—are strikingly contemporary, with light-filled interiors, handsome facades and a bevy of sustainable features that have earned the project an average 7-Star NatHERS Rating across all townhouses. The sustainable development was recently awarded Building Design of the Year at the 2018 Building Designers ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Sustainable Development, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Rainwater Collection, Passive Solar Design, Double-glazed Windows, Townhouse, Cross-ventilation, Richmond Melbourne, Sustainable Renovation


Abandoned house gets a gorgeous, energy-efficient refresh

Few homes undergo the trials and tribulations of Boston Villa – and fewer still receive a gorgeous renovation that also wins an architectural prize. But in the Fitzroy neighborhood of Melbourne, Australia, that’s exactly what happened. For years, Boston Villa stood abandoned, serving as a shelter for indigent wanderers. Even after Nest Architects‘ clients Dean and Lisa saw promise in the property, someone set it on fire halfway into the preliminary stages of the rebuilding process. The couple r...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Sustainable, Home Renovation, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Green Architecture, Green Materials, Adaptive Reuse, Daylighting, Melbourne Australia, Lisa


A California beacon of sustainability gets a LEED Platinum refresh

An inspiring beacon for recycling in El Cerrito, California has recently received a sustainable revamp that includes newly minted LEED Platinum certification. Redesigned by Berkeley-based architecture practice Noll & Tam Architects, the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center (RERC/Center) was overhauled following extensive community involvement and now features a more user-friendly environment with educational opportunities and a greater holistic approach to sustainability. The fa...
Tags: Design, California, NYC, Architecture, Gallery, Recycling, Solar Panels, Berkeley, Electric Car, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, San Francisco Bay Area, Net-zero Energy, Leed Platinum, Center, El Cerrito


Modern LEED Gold home embraces outdoor entertaining in Aspen

Aspen’s historic West End neighborhood is best known for its ornate Victorian houses, but one residence in particular is turning heads for its modern, award-winning design and LEED Gold certification. Local firm Rowland + Broughton Architecture & Interior Design designed the ground-up home — dubbed “Game On” — that splits a historic landmark lot with a neighboring late-19th-century home. The new residence incorporates environmentally friendly and energy-efficient features throughout, from its s...
Tags: Design, Colorado, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Green Building, Solar Panels, West End, Aspen, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Modern Architecture, Leed Gold, Victorian, LEED


These bold, eco-friendly bathrooms reduce water usage by 80%

Hong Kong-based design practice Ida&Billy Architects have completed an unusually eye-catching bathroom redesign for a Guangzhou shopping mall that boasts striking looks and sustainable elements. Crafted with human comfort in mind, these renovated toilets at the TaiKoo Hui mixed-use development are almost a destination in themselves due to the colorful patterned aesthetic, sculptural clean lines and adherence to green design principles. In addition to the use of recycled materials and gray water...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Led, Architecture, Gallery, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Design, Recycled Materials, Bathrooms, Indoor Plants, Guangzhou, Gray Water Recycling, Gray Water, Air Purifying Plants, Terrazzo, Taikhoo hui


An old school bus is upcycled into an open-air theater in India

When Doaba Public School in Punjab, India decided to retire a 20-year-old school bus, it was reluctant to part ways with the vehicle. The bus had belonged to the school’s first fleet of school buses — now increased to a fleet of more than 50 vehicles — so, the administrators tapped Indian design practice Studio Ardete to reuse the decommissioned bus. The resulting design, called the Bavillion, is a geometric pavilion that’s integrated into the school and offers a play area, an open-air theater ...
Tags: Design, India, Bus, Architecture, Gallery, Circular Economy, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Recycled Materials, Upcycling, School Architecture, Punjab, Punjab India, Rooftop Deck, Converted Bus, Open Air Theater


A 1950s house receives a bioclimatic renovation in Mexico

When Mexican architecture practice Hector Delmar Arquitectura was tapped to renovate a dark and dated 1950s house in the city of Naucalpan, it did more than just update the dwelling to modern standards. The architects dramatically opened the existing structure up to light and the outdoors, expanded the footprint to a site area of 8,288 square feet and applied bioclimatic and sustainable strategies such as radiant floors and solar photovoltaic panels. The breezy home — called the C260 House — er...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Architecture, Gallery, House, Solar Power, Outdoor Spaces, Brick, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Thermal Mass, Photovoltaic Panels, Solar Array, Concrete Slab, Hector Delmar Arquitectura


An energy-efficient extension in Melbourne captures the owners adventurous spirits

A century-old Edwardian home has been updated with an airy and environmentally-friendly extension in Melbourne, Australia. Commissioned by clients who had recently returned to Melbourne to settle down after years of working and traveling overseas, the renovated dwelling — called the Glide House — was crafted by local architecture firm Ben Callery Architects to serve as a space that would embody the clients’ adventurous spirits. The extension’s butterfly roof adds sculptural flair to the new bui...
Tags: Extension, Design, Addition, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Energy Efficiency, Insulation, Melbourne, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Melbourne Australia, Eaves, Locally Sourced Materials


Mode:lina upcycles construction materials into an industrial-chic eatery

This new eatery in Poznań, Poland sports an unconventional interior that’s all about imaginative upcycling. Polish architectural interior design studio mode:lina outfitted the restaurant — called The Rusztowanie Grill and Bistro — with a suite of construction materials repurposed into decor, serving plates, lighting fixtures and more. Serving up comfort food like massive burgers and hearty soups, the eatery’s contemporary and industrial-chic design matches its Instagrammable food offerings. L...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Restaurant, Gallery, Poland, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Upcycling, Repurposed Materials, Industrial Chic, Upcycled Materials, Edison, Poznan Poland, Edison bulbs, Mode:Lina, Rusztowanie Grill and Bistro


Net-zero Sawmill House is 100% self sufficient in California's high desert

Building a comfortable self-sufficient dwelling is no easy task, especially when in a harsh climate. But when Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig was tapped to design an off-grid home in the high desert in California, the architects rose to the challenge and delivered an elegant, net-zero dwelling known as the Sawmill House. Located in Tehachapi, California, the Sawmill House serves as a family retreat that weathers the harsh climate with durable materials and sustainable strategies. Completed in...
Tags: Design, Interviews, California, Washington, Architecture, Gallery, Solar Energy, Tehachapi, Seattle, Vacation Home, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Off-grid, Off Grid Home, Net Zero, Olson Kundig


Old fishermans shack is reimagined as a dreamy eco retreat

Eco-conscious couple Jamie and Ingrid Kwong have breathed new life into an old fisherman’s shack by transforming the dilapidated structure into a cozy, environmentally-friendly getaway. Located on Pittwater’s Mackerel Beach in New South Wales, Australia, The Little Black Shack is a restorative retreat that offers complete immersion in nature with minimal site impact. The house was reconstructed by hand with recycled materials and lovingly furnished with secondhand items. Local fishermen origi...
Tags: Design, Australia, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, New South Wales, Airbnb, Desalination, Getaway, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Jamie, Repurposed Materials, Natural Ventilation, Rainwater Harvesting, Shack


Glowing labyrinth made from plastic waste pops up in Buenos Aires

Over 15,000 plastic bottles were temporarily given a new lease on life as a glowing labyrinth in Vatican Square, one of Buenos Aires’ most celebrated public spaces. Designed by environmental art collective Luzinterruptus, the Plastic Waste Labyrinth calls attention to the staggering amount of waste generated everyday in a thought-provoking installation. Commissioned by the Department of Environmental and Public Areas of Buenos Aires City Government, Ciudad Verde, the immersive artwork was insta...
Tags: Art, Design, Singapore, Earth, Led, Gallery, Artwork, Recycling, Waste, Madrid, Plastic bags, Buenos Aires, Art Installation, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Environmental Art


UNStudio designs cocoon-like pavilion made of 100% recyclable materials

If you’ve ever dreamed of cocooning yourself in nature, this woven prefabricated pavilion may be right up your alley. Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio has unveiled the Ellipsicoon, a digitally developed and handwoven pavilion that can pop up anywhere as a sculptural and meditative retreat. The curvaceous Ellipsicoon was created as part of the pavilion series for Revolution Precrafted, a collection of limited-edition prefabricated homes and pavilions designed by the world’s leading arc...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Recycled Materials, Prefabricated, Prefab Architecture, Retreat, Ben Van Berkel, UNStudio, HDPE, van Berkel, Woven, Ron Arad