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Plastiquarium | David Edgar

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The artist David Edgar from Charlotte, North Carolina is using recycled plastic to build sculptural artworks like lamps, fishes or crawfishes. It symbolizes the problem of increasing plastic in our oceans and the… Continuar leyendo

Cardboard Office | Oficina de Cartón | Amsterdam

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Nombre del Proyecto: Oficina de Cartón Autor: Joost van Bleiswijk, Alrik Koudenburg y Coen Danckmar Voordouw Año: 2009 Ubicación: Amsterdam Material Revalorizado: Cartón Sitio Web: http://www.projectjoost.com/collection/nothing-office                 … Continuar leyendo

Revitalizing Detroit | Revitalizado Detroit | Chris Siminski

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Chris Siminski created a webpage about the theme reclaiming materials in Detroit, USA. Dealing with urban transformation, removal of illegal dumping, recycling , sourcing valuable materials and a lot of other eco friendly… Continuar leyendo

Value Farm | Thomas Chung

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Chinese Architect Thomas Chung designed this urban transformation called Value Farm for the Bi-City Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism Shekou (Shenzhen, China) in 2013. A former industrialized area was regenerated to an urban… Continuar leyendo

Diébédo Francis Kéré | “People are the basis of every piece of work”

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Diébédo Francis Kéré studied at Technical University Berlin and after his degree, he designed several buildings in his hometown Gando in Burkina Faso, West Africa. As a student he established the charitable Foundation… Continuar leyendo

Scrap Metal Beasts | Chatarra bestias de metal | by Steel Pond Studio

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The artist Robert Jefferson Travis Pond of Steel Pond Studios reuses metal materials to built sculptures, furnitures like tables, railings and benches. He collects materials to build objects like animal sculptures in a… Continuar leyendo

Reclaimed Paper Insects| Insectos de papel recuperados| by SOON

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Nombre del Proyecto: Insectos de papel recuperados Autor: SOON Año: 2014 Ubicación: Bélgica Material Revalorizado: Papel Sitio Web:  http://www.coming-soon.be/portfolio/graphic-identity/133/brochure Name of the Project: Reclaimed Paper Insects Author: SOON Year: 2014 Location: Belgium Upcycled Material:… Continuar leyendo

The first law of Kipple | Dan Tobin Smith

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The photographer Dan Tobin Smith was doing an installation for the London Design Festival 2014. On his website he was asking for donations of the junk which is around you. Unused and pointless… Continuar leyendo

Street Sculptures|Esculturas de Calle| Bordalo II

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Portuguese artist Bordalo II is constantly doing art with spray cans and founded materials in the streets of Lisbon. He collects heaps of trash like discarded plastic sheeting, old tires, shingles, tangles of… Continuar leyendo

Luxo | Waste + Luxury | Basurama

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The organization Basurama created this installation out of 2500 plastic bags at the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2014. The word LUXO is portuguese and means luxury. This artwork wants to… Continuar leyendo

Origami Boxes | Jacqui Symons

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Nombre del Proyecto: Origami Boxes Autor: Jacqui Symons Año: 2010 Ubicación: Reino Unido Material Revalorizado: papel Sitio Web:  http://www.jacquisymons.co.uk/Gallery%20Origami.html Name of the Project: Origami Boxes Author: Jacqui Symons Year: 2010 Location: UK Upcycled… Continuar leyendo

The Sentinels | Los Centinales | Chakaia Booker

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Nombre del Proyecto: Los Centinales Autor: Chakaia Booker Año: 2014  Ubicación: Nueva York, USA Material Revalorizado: neumáticos Sitio Web:  http://www.chakaiabooker.com/                        Name of… Continuar leyendo

Art Is Trash | Arte Es Basura | Francisco Pájaro

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The Spanish artist Francisco de Pájaro uses trash from street corners in London for his urban expression of art. He says: “Rubbish is the only legal place you can make art on the… Continuar leyendo

Woven Sky | Cielo Tejido | Cave Urban

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The Taiwanese artist Wang Wen-Chih made this massive installation served as the entrance to the Woodfork Folk Festival in Australia in 2013. In Cooperation with the Architecture and Design Office Cave Urban, they… Continuar leyendo

The Grand Stair | La Gran Escalera

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In 2012 the Australian team March Studio finished their work for the entrance of the Nishi Building in Canberra, Australia. They designed the stairwell, wall and ceiling of the entrance with 2150 reused… Continuar leyendo

Mirror Culture | Cultura Espejo | Bignatov Studios

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This installation made by the architects of Bignatov Studios, a bulgarian and new York based team in Varna, Bulgaria, in 2013. They reused 6000 CDs and with the help of 128 volunteers they… Continuar leyendo

Little Lost Project | Pequeño Proyecto Perdida| Yoonjin Lee

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The New York based artist Yoonjin Lee is doing an ongoing street art project called “ Little Lost Project”, 2014. She collects items that others have discarded like lighters, gloves, metro cards etc.… Continuar leyendo

Shustov Brandy Bar | Studio Belenko

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The Designers from Studio Belenko created the interior for the Shustov Brandy Bar in Odessa, Ukraine in 2013. They reconstructed a 19 th century cellar into brandy bar. Therefore they used reclaimed barrels… Continuar leyendo

CD Sculpture “Crystal” | Jim Hake

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The artist Jim Hake from Toronto, Canada, created a sculptural portrait from upcycled CDs, which was shown at the Lonsdale Gallery in 2013. The ‘60s music band “Crystal” was his inspiration and he… Continuar leyendo

Judit Rabóczky | sculptures

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This post is about some collective works made by the Hungarian artist Judit Rabóczky during the last years. She creates sculptures which have been twisted and formed into dynamic human forms using discarded… Continuar leyendo

WarkaWater | potable water for Ethiopia

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The WarkaWater project is developed by „Architecture and Vision“ in 2012. In the mountainous regions in Ethiopia, woman and children need to walk several hours to collect water. The idea is to ease… Continuar leyendo

YES WE CAMP | Marseille

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YES WE CAMP is designed by Michael Lefeber and BC Studies in Marseille (France) in 2013, which was the European Capital of Culture. Design of a hexagonal structure only made by reused or… Continuar leyendo

Austrian Pavilion EXPO 2015 | Graft

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GRAFT architects from Berlin come with this nice idea for Austria’s pavilion for the EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy. The motto will be “Feeding the planet. Energy for life” The structural grid of… Continuar leyendo

Cortxo Gastrobar | Spain

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The architects from Nexus Estudio did the interior design for the Cortxo Gastrobar in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, in 2013. They reused old corks to form a wall finishing which transforms into… Continuar leyendo

Bamboo Micro Housing | Hong Kong

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The Bamboo Micro Housing designed by Affect-t for the Hong Kong/ Shenzhen Biennale of 2013 is a form of transitional housing. The lack of available housing in Hong Kong is asking for temporary… Continuar leyendo

Housing puzzles

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The dutch company ECOnnect designed in 2013 a solution for quickly constructible shelters after disasters like the earthquake in Haiti. The rapidly growing cities are not the ones with a lot of skyscrapers.… Continuar leyendo

Christmas tree made of sledges | Hello Wood

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This year Hello Wood designed a Christmas tree of 365 sledges in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest, Hungary. The sledges will be disassembled and given to the kids of SOS… Continuar leyendo

Sommerwerkstatt Wiesenburg | TU Berlin Students

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In 2012 a group of students and Prof. Donatella Fioretti from the TU Berlin, Germany, designed a workshop area for the Wiesenburg Summer Workshop. It took place in a former homeless shelter and… Continuar leyendo

ArboSkin | ITKE Stuttgart

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Students and Professors from Stuttgart University’s ITKE (Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design) build this freeform pavilion facade in 2013, Germany. It’s a demonstration of the structural properties of a new bioplastic… Continuar leyendo

Floating Umbrellas | Portugal

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The second year in a row the organization Sextafeira Produções hang up hundreds of colorful umbrellas in the streets of Agueda, Portugal (2012, 2013). An initiative by the council in Agueda and it is… Continuar leyendo