This rammed earth school in Ghana school cost only $13,976 to build

November 13, 2017 by  
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This amazing school in rural Ghana was built in 60 days for just $13,976. The new InsideOut School replaces the only school in the area, which was destroyed by strong winds. Architects Andrea Tabocchini & Francesca Vittorini designed the non-profit project and built it with the local community and volunteers from 20 different countries. The team had to work without electricity, which meant they had to build the structure by hand. They moved 58,000 kg of and crafted materials available on site. Local soil was compacted to create staggered walls, while a lightweight wood structure lifts the roof to allow zenithal light into the building. The skylight also facilitates natural ventilation. Related: Rammed earth school in Vietnam blooms like a colorful jungle flower The result is an affordable school that can be replicated anywhere with a similar climate. Via Plataforma Arquitectura Lead photo by Andrea Tabocchini

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This rammed earth school in Ghana school cost only $13,976 to build

Wooden Tusciao valet coat racks capture the shapes of the traditional Italian skyline

December 5, 2014 by  
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Designer Andrea Brugnera redesigned the classic bedroom coat rack into the Tusciao valet stand, a modern and minimalist piece of furniture inspired by the traditional Italian architectural landscape. Designed for the Italian furniture brand Formabilio , the coat racks are made from solid beech with a natural finish of eco-friendly oil that’s complemented by a varnished steel rod. Leather joints with snap buttons make the wooden structures easily adjustable. The Tusciao valet stand comes in three different sizes. + Formabilio The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrea , Brugnera , coat rack , eco-friendly oil , Formabilio , leather joints , natural finish , Tusciao valet coat rack , varnished steel rod , wooden coat rack

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Reusable Recycled Paper Water Bottles for the Milano Expo 2015

May 18, 2011 by  
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Several million people are expected to attend the Milan 2015 Expo , but don’t think that the majority will be toting along a reusable water bottle for the festivities. Designed to cut down on the plastic waste sure to overwhelm the Italian city, Andrea Ponti has created “The Life”, a recycle paper water bottle that can carry water and then once again be recycled at the end of a day’s use

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Reusable Recycled Paper Water Bottles for the Milano Expo 2015

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