Shigeru Ban’s Carbon Neutral Tamedia Office Fits Together Like Building Blocks

February 12, 2013 by  
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Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is building a new carbon neutral office for Swiss media company Tamedia . Located in the heart of Zurich, the 4-story building features a beautiful wooden structure that fits together like a building block set without the need for screws or glue . Read the rest of Shigeru Ban’s Carbon Neutral Tamedia Office Fits Together Like Building Blocks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Architecture , climate neutral , new Tamedia office , no glue no screw , shigeru ban , Zurich

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Miso’s XShelf is a Simple Stackable Bookcase

March 9, 2012 by  
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Simplicity is a must in Japanese design , and Kyoto-based Miso is taking the concept to the next level. Using neither glue nor screws this handy X-shaped bookshelf can be assembled horizontally or vertically creating a great place for your books to rest. Flexible, stackable, flatpacked, and very cute, XShelf is just another example of simplicity at its best. + Miso Photo © Yuna Yanagi Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , bookshelf , DIY , flatpack bookshelf , flexible bookshelf , Japanese design , miso , no glue no screw , stackable bookshelf , wooden shelf , X , XShelf

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

March 9, 2012 by  
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We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech . Created out of an estimated 95 percent  reused items , each piece is a one off, completely unique lamp, sustainably crafted by using repurposed objects. The only new elements to each lamp are the low-voltage, high output LEDs . Read the rest of ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green lamp design , lamp design , recycled lamps , repurposed industrial materials , ReTech , reused objects , salvaged materials , sustainable furniture design

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Elegant No-Glue, No-Screw Kile Furniture by Yukari Hotta

February 10, 2012 by  
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Stay away from complicated assembly instructions, messy adhesives, and tools with this straightforward and easy-to-build furniture system that requires neither screws nor glue. Born in Japan and based in Copenhagen , designer Yukari Hotta created his “Kile” furniture collection by mixing wedge-based components with stylish Nordic aesthetics. Made from an eco labeled wood board material and featuring neat lines and a delicately colored flat pack design, Yukari Hotta’s “Kile” collection captures the essence of modern simplicity. Read the rest of Elegant No-Glue, No-Screw Kile Furniture by Yukari Hotta Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “flat pack” , “green furniture” , copenhagen , Denmark , ecolabled wood , Green Furniture Award 2012 , Japanese design , kile furniture , no glue no screw , Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012 , Sustainable Materials , user-friendly , wedges , Yukari Hotta

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Cleanoscope: Kaleidoscopic Trash Bin Turns Discarded Objects Into Art

February 10, 2012 by  
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Mumbai-based designers Nishant Jethi and Aalap Deasi have developed a psychedelic public trash bin that rewards people for properly disposing of their waste by displaying colorful kaleidoscope patterns. Dubbed the Cleanoscope, the eco-friendly bin shows that “cleanliness creates beauty” by making waste disposal a creative act rather than a dull task. Read the rest of Cleanoscope: Kaleidoscopic Trash Bin Turns Discarded Objects Into Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aalap Deasi , Cleanoscope , green cleaning , green products , indian design , Nishant Jethi , Psychodelic bin , rubbish bin , Urban design , waste disposal

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Dublin’s Beautiful 3 Mews Houses Weave Natural Daylight and Lush Gardens Into Its Industrial Aesthetic

February 10, 2012 by  
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Floris Hovers’ No Glue No Screw Flat Pack Stools are ‘Wrapped’ in Rope

January 27, 2012 by  
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Dutch designer Floris Hovers created his surprisingly simple ‘Wrapped’ stools out of a few pieces of wood with biodegradable rope wrapped around them. The word ‘Wrapped’ is a translation of the Dutch word ‘ Ingewikkeld ‘, which means both ‘wrapped’ and ‘complicated’ in one single word – a nod to Hovers’ fixing technique. Read the rest of Floris Hovers’ No Glue No Screw Flat Pack Stools are ‘Wrapped’ in Rope Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , biodegradable rope , Design Academy in Eindhoven , dutch design , eco design , flat pack furniture , Floris Hovers , green design , green products , no glue no screw , sustainable design , warapped furniture , wrapped stools

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