World’s tallest prefab tower is now complete in China

March 10, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. As reported by Lloyd Alter at Treehugger , Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB) has just completed the world’s tallest prefabricated building; a 57-storey tower in Changsha, China. The flatpack tower, which includes 800 apartments for BSB’s employees, was constructed at a staggering rate of three floors per day, and provides residents with 100% clean, fresh air to create a healthy environment amidst China’s smog. Read the rest of World’s tallest prefab tower is now complete in China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: broad sustainable buildings , BSB , china , clean air , Flatpack , Green Building , mini sky city , modular , Prefab , sky city , skyscraper , Sustainable Building , Zhang Yue

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Büro Ole Scheeren unveils designs for contemporary Guardian Art Center in Beijing

March 10, 2015 by  
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Birdfreeder: A Flat Pack Bird Feeder That Pops Up in a Snap

January 10, 2013 by  
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Birdfreeder is a contemporary bird feeder that’s light as a feather and packs flat to ship. It comes smartly packed in a recyclable cardboard box , and it can be readily assembled in just a few simple steps. The clever feeder comes with a set of carefully balanced wooden sticks that suspend it in the air like a dancing mobile. + Birdfreeder 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!

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The Zip Cup Travel Cup Collapses for Easy Portability

January 10, 2013 by  
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The US trashes 58 billion paper cups every year – a fact that disgusted Karla Zens , a San Francisco-based sustainability pro and coffee lover . Opting to go the reusable route, Zens found traditional travel mugs too bulky and existing collapsing cup designs too flimsy and unfit for hot beverages. In response, she created Zip Cup , an easy-to-carry, spillproof travel mug that collapses to the size of a ball of socks! Stylish, dishwasher safe and free from harmful additives like BPA, the cup comes in an array of colors and designs sure to suit all tastes. + Zip Cup 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!

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The Jónófón is a Flat Pack Paper and Wood Gramophone

May 21, 2012 by  
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Icelandic designer Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson has created a paper gramophone that actually plays records! Dubbed Jónófón, the biodegradable design is made from a thin plywood base and a paper horn, and it can be powered by a 9 Volt battery or an external power supply. Read the rest of The Jónófón is a Flat Pack Paper and Wood Gramophone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , biodegradable materials , Emile Berliner , Flatpack , gramophone , green gadgets , green products , Icelandic design , Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson , Paper , recycling / compost , Wood

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Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard

May 21, 2012 by  
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In the past, Icelanders told time using a traditional measurement system called Eykt – the day was split into eight Eyktir consisting of three hours each. Inspired these traditions, designer Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson created a 24 hr Eyktir clock entirely made from biodegradable layered cardboard . Read the rest of Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biodegradable cardboard , green gadgets , green materials , green products , Icelandic design , Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson , layered cardboard , recycling / compost

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Andreas Kowalewski’s Wedge Side Table is a Genius Single-Material Flatpack Design

May 14, 2012 by  
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The Wedge side table by Amsterdam based Designer Andreas Kowalewski is a clever flatpack design that is simple to build, store and transport. The idea behind this genious piece of green design is to create a table that needs less space, hand labour and assembly time by using only one material and a simple assembly process. Read the rest of Andreas Kowalewski’s Wedge Side Table is a Genius Single-Material Flatpack Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , andreas kowalewski , Flatpack , green design , green interiors , side table , wedge , wedge side table

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Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Now Complete in London

May 14, 2012 by  
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South Korea Builds World’s Tallest LEGO Tower!

May 14, 2012 by  
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Seoul, South Korea is now home to the world’s tallest LEGO skyscraper – the LEGO World Tower! Built to celebrate LEGO’s 80th birthday, the tower reached a record-breaking 104.65 feet. The previous reigning tallest LEGO tower in France was just an inch shorter, at 103.67 feet. Read the rest of South Korea Builds World’s Tallest LEGO Tower! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , LEGO Asia , Lego tower , LEGO World Tower , south korea , sustainable design , tallest LEGO tower

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Another Amazing Collapsible Shipping Container: The Staxxon

May 3, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Staxxon Inhabitat shows another folding container design that differs from the Cargoshell we showed last year; it folds horizontally instead of vertically. There are advantages and disadvantages to both

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