Head in the Clouds

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This art pavilion by STUDIOKCA on Governor’s Island (New York) is the winner of the ‘‘City of dreams Competition’’ and it is already in process now. It is sponsored by the American Institute… Continuar leyendo

Building Plot: Designing out Waste

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The Building Plot is an ongoing research project being driven by a partnership between Architecture Sans Frontieres UK (ASF-UK) and the Eden Project to raise awareness about the issues of excess waste in… Continuar leyendo

RAKE visningsrom

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Students from Architecture School of Trondheim constructed this exhibition space during a workshop in 2011. The materials (windows, doors, floor) were reused from a nearby office, which was demolished. They had a clear… Continuar leyendo

2012 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,300 views in… Continuar leyendo

Jugaad

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“Jugaad, a hindi term, which refers to attaining any objective with the available resources at hand, became the driving force for a suspended shade canopy fabricated from discarded cooking oil cans for a… Continuar leyendo

Proyecta Memoria

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Foundation located in Concepción, Región del Bío Bío, Chile.  They work with the idea of reusing and recycling symbolic debris to be able to preserve the people’s heritage trough the construction of public space. More info on their… Continuar leyendo

Merry Recycled Christmas!

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To keep the spirit, junkitechture shows a couple of recycling examples for these days! 1. Tetra Pack Foundation in cooperation with the artist put together a Recycled Christmas Park in the  United Nations Plaza, in the city of… Continuar leyendo

Nosara Recycling Center

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“A small group of students and architect Tobias Holler of sLAB Costa Rica at the New York Institute of Technology, have teamed up to design and build a communal recycling center for Nosara, Costa Rica – a… Continuar leyendo

Upcycling Pavilion

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by BNKR Arquitectura in Mexico DF. Photos by Sebastián Suárez. Watch the video! via Archdaily

Trash Tsunami

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“Urban Solid Waste in Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic, February 2009. What will happen if a giant rubbish wave invades the malecon? Probably, it will be impossible not to notice it, and probably everyone… Continuar leyendo

Nihilistic Optimistic

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Shadow Sculptures built from discarded wood. by Tim Noble and Sue Webster . since 2006 at Blain|Southern in London. via Colossal

Junk Cathedral

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Vince Hannemann, the “Junk King”, has been collecting junk since 1989  and turning them into a giant cathedral.  Excellent Video! “In 2010 the city closed the structure claiming it was unsafe and demanded Hannemann… Continuar leyendo

Chandeliers

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Built by the amazing artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga using chains, wheels and other parts from old bicycles as part of a series she calls CONNECT. watch really cool video!   via Colossal

Participative Landscape

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Together with the inhabitants of the neighborhood ‘Muide’, Assurance Ambiance, from Belgium, had the initiative to build: 1. A Rocket – “Tetanus I”: almost finished after 6 months of work with schools and residents. The call… Continuar leyendo

Waste Landscape

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500-square meter artificial landscape using 65,000 CDs at the Halle d’Aubervilliers of Paris’s Centquatre. by the artist Elise Morin and the architect Clémence Eliard.  watch this awesome video! Explained in the words of the artists: “The… Continuar leyendo

Devebere

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Air, Garbage & People. so Cool! here their website. watch a video their facebook, website,

Pabellon Expocamacol 2010 + Salón Social 2011

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Temporary Pavilion built with recycled materials.  by Felipe and Federico Messa – plan b arquitectura. Medellín 2010. “Firstly, this temporary pavilion had to be constructed with different materials, all of them donated by companies exhibiting… Continuar leyendo

Literature versus traffic in Melbourne

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for the  Light in Winter festival. by luzinterruptus: Light and anonymous art collective, from Spain. They carry out urban installations in public spaces and use light as raw material and the night as their canvas.

AIASF / Parametric Canopy

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BIOS Design Collective is a working group of academic and professional designers exploring the application of biological patterns to architecture. “Parametric design meets recycled material in the form of 2000+ plastic beer cups, salvaged… Continuar leyendo

William Kamkwamba

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This post might not be pure architecture.. but this man is truly inspiring. Please watch. “William Kamkwamba, from Malawi, is a born inventor. When he was 14, he built an electricity-producing windmill from spare… Continuar leyendo

Most Architecture

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Temporary office space for Amsterdam company “Brandbase”. Nicely done with pallets!! by Most Architecture. via iwebsolutions  

Magazine Waves

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David Mach built this installation using recycled magazines that have been carefully arranged to achieve smooth curves and flowing colors. via Inhabitat

Lègologica

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The prefabricated blocks will be filled and stacked with local existing materials such as stones, wood, bark, branches and leaves. Dimensions and weight of the components to give the stability to the structure. The… Continuar leyendo

Films on Fridges

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A Cinema constructed in London, from 150 abandoned Refrigerator Doors. Lindsey Scannapieco. For the “Films on Fridges, Film Festival”. More info on The Guardian. photos by Nina Pope and Johanna Neurath. via Colossal watch this video!

Heatherwick Studio

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In the entrance of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Made from recycled traffic cones. Installed as part of Heatherwick Studio‘s “Designing the Extraordinary” exhibition. via Inhabitat

Ruganzu Bruno

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“Ruganzu Bruno Tusingwire is a 29-year old eco-artist from Uganda as well as the founding curator of TEDxKampala. In addition to being the winner of the first City 2.0 Award, Tusingwire is a 2011… Continuar leyendo

AME-LOT

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Nombre del Proyecto: AME-LOT Autor: Stephane Malka Año: 2011 Ubicación: Paris Material Revalorizado: Pallet Sitio Web:  http://www.stephanemalka.com/en/2011/03/ame-lot/   Name of the Project: AME-LOT Author: Stephane Malka Year: 2011 Location: Paris Upcycled Material: Pallet… Continuar leyendo

Ran Hwang

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New use for your old buttons! by Ran Hwang. via Colossal.  ARTIST STATEMENT I create large icons such as a Buddha or a traditional vase, using materials from the fashion industry. The process… Continuar leyendo

Owen

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Nombre del Proyecto: Owen Boutique Autor: Jeremy Barbour, TACKLEBOX Architecture Ubicación: New York, Estados Unidos Material Revalorizado: bolsas de papel Sitio Web:  http://www.tacklebox-ny.com/project/19/owen/ Name of the Project: Owen Boutique Author: Jeremy Barbour, TACKLEBOX… Continuar leyendo

Retrain

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Project created in 2009 by Ruben Iglesias – retrain by rubcn – , a designer from Barcelona. The basis of the project is to reuse before recycling. The results are this unique pieces.