In celebration of Boxing Day, here are a few blue-collar examples of how reused shipping containers can add to the aesthetics of a site as well as to the environmental bottom line.
Gathered together under the name Reclaim NYC, three designers are encouraging their colleagues to see the wreckage not as a reminder of the devastation, but inspiration for new art.
A home using a heat-pump, photovoltaic solar panels, a rainwater cistern and other green features is he first LEED Platinum building on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Retro-chic shoe company Keen Footwear has moved into an old Portland, Ore, warehouse space and made it new again, using many green building retrofit techniques along the way.
A small Parisian architecture firm chose straw as the main building material to design a cozy, naturally insulated “nest” that even the Big Bad Wolf would have to admire.
Over 5,000 plates, cups, bowls, and saucers were upcycled to create a huge tree in Belgium.
A Dutch design firm recycled not only the layout of their playground, but also the materials, from right inside the neighborhood.
Although you might not be able to duplicate the sound of the seagulls or recreate the crash of the waves, there are ways to add a little marine flair into your life as a landlubber.
Usually famous people hate being trashed, but it’s likely that if they see these pieces, they’ll make an exception.
See how two designers are plucking washing machine drums from the dumps of their native Beirut and turning them into bold furnishings inspired by their Lebanese roots.