Studio Mumbai completes handmade pavilion crafted from seven kilometers of bamboo

October 4, 2016 by  
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When we first reported on the 2016 MPavilion , organizers hoped the structure would be Australia’s largest bamboo structure, but whether or not that goal has been achieved is yet to be confirmed. Architect Bijoy Jain originally planned to build the roof and awning with karvi panels, made from a mix of cow dung and earth, however the material proved unsuitable for Melbourne’s climate. Despite the setback, the MPavilion 2016 is an impressive example of handmade architecture constructed from handcrafted Indian techniques and materials. Seven kilometers of bamboo, 50 tons of stone, and 26 kilometers of rope sourced from India and Australia were used to make the 16.8-square-meter summer pavilion. Instead of Karvi panels, the roof is built using sticks from the Karvi plant woven together by craftspeople in India over four months. Related: Handmade MPavilion will be the largest bamboo structure ever built in Australia “MPavilion is a space for the people of Melbourne to gather, talk, think and to reflect,” said Jain. “My objective has not just been to create a new building, but to capture the spirit of the place by choosing the right materials, respecting the surrounding nature and working collaboratively with local craftspeople to share design and construction ideas.” An opening at the center of MPavilion’s roof brings additional light to the space, while a golden well below collects rainwater . An elaborate ‘tazia’ entrance tower, seen in Indian ceremonies, sits adjacent. The pavilion will host a light and music show activated at dusk every night. The annual MPavilion is in its third iteration and was initiated and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government. After this year’s MPavilion season is over, the structure will be moved to a new permanent location in Melbourne. + Studio Mumbai + MPavilion Images by John Gollings

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Dots Design Studio’s Beautiful PLYbikes are Handcrafted From Wood

April 23, 2014 by  
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Bangkok -based Dots Design Studio makes handcrafted bicycles with glorious timber parts. Their PLYbike is made from strong stripy pieces of sandwiched wood veneer. The bikes are perfect for taking a spin around town, they were recently showcased at this year’s Milan Design Week . Read the rest of Dots Design Studio’s Beautiful PLYbikes are Handcrafted From Wood Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , Dots Design Studio , eco-travel , green materials , green products , PLYbike , plywood bikes , Thai design

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Interior Design Arts Unveils Gorgeous Timber-Framed Home in Watchung, New Jersey

March 26, 2013 by  
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This gorgeous timber-framed home was designed and built by the artisans at Interior Design Arts . The team combined their passion for natural aesthetics with modern amenities to turn this home into a magnificent work of art. The home possesses immeasurable charm – from the hand-crafted woodwork and exposed timber beams to the custom copper accents and exposed brick walls. + Interior Design Arts 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: green architecture , Green Building , green design , handcrafted , handcrafted home , Interior Design Arts , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , timber framed home , wood home

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huzi’s Handcrafted Toy Set Lets Kids and Adults Build Their Dream Car

January 3, 2013 by  
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huzi Design  is a start-up brand with an eco-friendly toy collection that encourages kids and adults to get imaginative. The company recently launched their first product, “ Dream Car “, on Kickstarter and they are hoping to bring their idea worldwide to the people. With the set you can build your own unique car using the individually handcrafted pieces made from sustainable wood and then add your own imaginative touch on the chalkboard painted finish! + huzi Design 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: car set , dream car by huzi , eco friendly car set , handcrafted cars , huzi , huzi design , wood car set , wood card

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Songa Designs Brings Sustainable Business to Rural Rwanda Through Handmade Fashion Accessories

July 18, 2012 by  
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We live in a world where it’s clear that traditional humanitarian aid creates dependency rather than sustainable independence, and the people who should have a say when it comes to their own lives often don’t get the opportunity to be a part of the discussion. There is an apparent need for business that can create a steady income and independence. Songa Designs does this by designing high-quality fashion accessories while providing employment to Rwandan artisans and cooperatives in rural communities that have little or no market access. The word Songa means “summit” in the Rwandan language Kinyarwanda, and “continue forward” in the wide spread east- and central african language Swahili. Songa Designs believe that business can move people forward and help them reach their own personal summits. Read the rest of Songa Designs Brings Sustainable Business to Rural Rwanda Through Handmade Fashion Accessories Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , global development , green accessories , green design , green fashion , hand-made accessories , socially responsible design , songa designs , sustainable design , sustainable fashion accessories , sustainable style

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Summer Rayne Oakes Models New Handcrafted Jewelry Collection (Video)

December 9, 2010 by  
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Summer Rayne Oakes wears Amisha Jewelery. Photo: Fiona Garden From UK-based Amisha Jewelry comes a chic collection of everyday accessories that are perfect for everyday accessories and gifts for the holiday season . Made with handcrafted silver and semi-precious stones, the limited-edition “Five Elements” collection–modeled by

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Stay Organized with Moop’s Handcrafted Organic Cotton Carry-All Bag (Photos)

November 30, 2010 by  
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Photo: Moop To market, to market.

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Lost Property Bags are Made from Old Coffee Sacks

November 30, 2010 by  
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Photo: Lost Property Lost Property of London takes abandoned and discarded coffee sacks and makes them into totes and bags. So do lots of other people but these have an edgy and chic look to them that takes them into the eco-luxury realm

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