Toyo Ito adorns Mexico’s new Baroque museum with curved white walls

June 8, 2016 by  
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The 2013 Pritzker Prize winner created a modern building from a dense collection of curved walls, tucked into an organic footprint. Inside the museum , visitors can stroll through the main hall, one adjacent hall for special and temporary exhibitions, and three additional halls for temporary special exhibits. The building also houses an auditorium, an international baroque salon, library, shop, and restaurant, in addition to management offices, a restoration workshop, and storage spaces. Related: Toyo Ito awarded 2013 Pritzker Prize The impressive architecture of the museum doesn’t have to be enough to make it a world landmark, though. Its location is already designated as a UNESCO world heritage site , spanning almost 12.5 acres in the Atlixcáyotl Territorial Reserve, in the country’s fourth largest city. As recently as 2014, the museum project was in danger of not being completed, as planners had been denied then necessary environmental permits to build on the UNESCO site. Fortunately for art lovers, project managers were able to make accommodations in the design to satisfy environmental standards, and construction was allowed. Just two years after the project seemed doomed, it officially opened to visitors in February 2016. + Toyo Ito & Associates Images via Luis Gordoa and Toyo Ito & Associates

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Rodrigo Alonso Creates Precious Diamond-shaped Seats from 100% Recycled Plastic

February 1, 2012 by  
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Electronic devices, toys and even stadium seats have been given a second chance, taking the shape of these fantastic diamond seats dubbed ’100%’. Made with a low-energy rotomolding technique, these speckled polyhedrons are hollow, low-cost, durable and very precious. Created by one of Chile’s most celebrated designers, Rodrigo Alonso , the 100% seats are made entirely out of – you guessed – 100% recycled plastic. Read the rest of Rodrigo Alonso Creates Precious Diamond-shaped Seats from 100% Recycled Plastic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , chilean design , green products , hollow furniture , Recycled Materials , recycled plastic furniture , recycled plastic seat , recycled plastic waste , recycled urban trash , rodrigo alonso , rotomolding , speckled seats , sustainable seats

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UK Retailers Are Failing To Meet Their Food Waste Reduction Targets

February 1, 2012 by  
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All over the western world, food waste is a major concern . When so many are starving, sending thousands of tons of unwanted food to the landfills shouldn’t be an option. In the UK, British retailers have pledged to reduce the amount of food waste and reduce the nation’s carbon footprint. However, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have announced in their annual report that retailers have not yet met  Phase 2 of the voluntary Courtauld Commitment , which aimed to see a reduction of product and packaging waste in the grocery supply chain by 5%. Instead, since 2010, they have only managed to reduce it by 0.4%. Read the rest of UK Retailers Are Failing To Meet Their Food Waste Reduction Targets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: British Retail Consortium , British Retail Consortium BRC , British Retail Consortium food waste , British Retail Consortium food waste taken to landfills , British Retail Consortium food waste targets uk , British Retail Consortium guardian , British Retail Consortium uk stores food waste , food waste landfills , uk food waste targets , uk landfills food

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Tomas Alonso’s A Side Table Saves Space by Collapsing in a Snap

January 26, 2012 by  
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Designed for small spaces and easy portability, designer Tomas Alonso ‘s A Side Tables can be folded flat in just seconds. Made from powder coated steel, ash and laminated plywood, these collapsible round tables come in two different handy sizes. And with one brightly colored leg and a simple finish, the low-key design is sure to fit perfectly with any decor! + Tomas Alonso Photo © Tomas Alonso Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “flat pack” , “green furniture” , ash , laminated plywood , pop up furniture , powder coated steel , spanish design

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