architecture

14
JUN
2016
Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 installation by Alejandro Aravena

Upcycled waste installation at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

100 tonnes of waste generated at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2015 was reused for an installation at the 2016 Venice Biennale by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. Curating this year’s exhibition and the 15th of its kind, the co-founder of Elemental reused 10,000... Read More →
26
FEB
2016
Hotel-Hotel-Reclaimed-Wood-Interior-by-March-Studio

Reclaimed timber interior by March Studio

Melbourne designers March Studio transformed the foyer interior of Hotel Hotel in Canberra, using thousands of planks of salvaged wood. The planks are fixed around the ceiling and walls with steel rods, with stunning results. Surrounding the foyer’s grand staircase, the... Read More →
17
FEB
2016

Reclaimed wood installations by Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels

Artist Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels is an Australian-American artist living in Brooklyn. The New York art institution Clocktower Productions where Bothwell Fels was former artist-in-residence, describes her work as ‘submerging environments built into existing architecture,... Read More →
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18
JUN
2015
Seoul-Skygarden

Seoul Skygarden from a disused overpass

Dutch architects MVRDV are to design a High Line style park in the South Korean capital. Plans are now in motion for upcycling the neglected 938m long overpass which was built in the 1970s and closed in 2009 after being deemed unsafe for heavy vehicles. An elevated park will... Read More →
28
APR
2015
Beautiful recycling bins designed by Robert Janson

Beautiful recycling bins by Robert Janson

Back in 2012 we commended Swedish designer Robert Janson on his beautiful jellyfish creations made from plastic bags. In a more recent project, Janson once again fuses together waste and beauty, with a proposal for aesthetically appealing recycling stations. Could these golden... Read More →
02
MAR
2015
upcyclist book antonia edwards

Upcyclist book out now!

After months of anticipation, Upcyclist’s first book ‘Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture Lighting and Interiors‘ is finally hot off the press and released in the UK today! Together with Prestel Publishing and the extremely talented designer Paul Sloman of... Read More →
15
NOV
2013
wooden pallet beach house

Japanese beach house made from upcycled wooden pallets

This wooden pallet Caban beach house is situated at Morito Beach in Hayama, Japan.  Designed by Japan-based designer David Guarino in collaboration with local artists, the structure is made entirely from shipping palettes and regional materials.  The structure includes a lounge... Read More →
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16
AUG
2013

Pop-up Warhol exhibition made from paint tins

Earlier this month, Portuguese architects LIKEarchitects created The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum in a Lisbon shopping mall to celebrate the artist’s birthday, August 6th.  The exhibition space had both pop and industrial references with a structure made from raw aluminium... Read More →
02
AUG
2012

Colourful canopy made from repurposed umbrellas

Reminiscent of the Mary Poppins moment in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, this colourful street scene was photographed in Águeda, Portugal.  During the month of July hundreds of brightly coloured umbrellas float above the promenades, offering shade to pedestrians.  See... Read More →
25
APR
2012

Thailand art studio built from reclaimed boat wood

A massive thank you to good friend (and very talented illustrator) Sophie Crichton for introducing me to Pui Ngowsiri.  Sophie is currently living in Phuket, Thailand and recently came across the fantastic Love Art Studio in Phuket Art Village, Rawai.  This is home and studio to... Read More →
17
MAR
2012

Dovecote Studio by Haworth Tompkins

Haworth Tompkins‘ ‘Dovecote Studio’ is a weathered steel dwelling built inside the existing structure of a Victorian dovecote in a state of ruin.  Situated on the Suffolk coast, it is a has a glazed corner window overlooking long views of the marshes towards the... Read More →
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23
MAY
2011

Grand designs: a cathedral built entirely from salvage

Certainly one for the bible of eco design… An elderly Benedictine Monk from a quiet Madrid neighbourhood has built an entire cathedral out of reclaimed materials.  After falling ill with tuberculosis, Justo Martinez (aka Don Justo) promised himself that if he recovered, he... Read More →
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18
MAY
2011

Living the high life: The High Line NYC

The High Line is an elevated railway that was built on Manhattan’s West Side in the 1930s between Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street.  After 1980 no trains ran on the track which meant for some time it was under threat of demolition.  A... Read More →
07
DEC
2010

Canopy of white umbrellas by Organelle Design

Another gem in Organelle Design’s portfolio is GO! Gallery – a collaborative project which involved creating a temporary gallery in a forgotten courtyard at the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. A sculptural umbrella canopy hung above the chosen site to create an... Read More →