Glowing labyrinth made from plastic waste pops up in Buenos Aires

June 22, 2018 by  
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Over 15,000 plastic bottles were temporarily given a new lease on life as a glowing labyrinth in Vatican Square, one of Buenos Aires’ most celebrated public spaces. Designed by environmental art collective Luzinterruptus , the Plastic Waste Labyrinth calls attention to the staggering amount of waste generated everyday in a thought-provoking installation. Commissioned by the Department of Environmental and Public Areas of Buenos Aires City Government, Ciudad Verde, the immersive artwork was installed for one week and open 24 hours a day as part of Global Recycling Day. Previously installed in Madrid and Katowice, the Plastic Waste Labyrinth is a site-specific piece constructed from waste collected from the surrounding area. To show which beverage brands generate the highest amount of waste in Buenos Aires, the architects left the bottle labels on. More than 15,000 plastic bottles were collected from the city with the help of several urban recycling cooperatives. After the plastic bottles were cleaned and sorted into clear plastic bags , Luzinterruptus built a labyrinth that stretches over 650 feet in length and covers an area of 1,550 square feet. “We created an immersive labyrinthine piece where visitors would feel disoriented and anxiously look for an exit,” explained the arts collective. “This experience intended to beget a thought, a conversation, or perhaps an intention to improve our way to use or get rid of plastic. We want to take the opportunity here to bring attention to the uncontrolled use of bottled liquids which is causing great problems in poor countries while reservoirs are being privatized and bought by large corporations and their selfish interests, thus owning water, Earth’s most important resource and a fundamental right of all its inhabitants.” Related: Giant glowing bottle walls light up Singapore for “plastic binge” awareness The labyrinth is illuminated with cool white LEDs that turn the labyrinth into a glowing space at night. At the end of the event, the Plastic Waste Labyrinth was dismantled and all the plastic was recycled. The bottles, cleaned and sorted by color, were sent back to the city’s recycling cooperatives, while the bags were returned to the manufacturing plant, where they would be melted. + Luzinterruptus Images via Luzinterruptus

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Luminous floating rings in London are made from 13,000 recycled plastic bottles

February 26, 2016 by  
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Hundreds of Children Build Amazing Elephant Sculpture from 900 Recycled Plastic Bottles in the UK

July 23, 2014 by  
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Tiny Solar Shed Generates 100% of the Energy Needed to Run Historic Farm in The Netherlands

July 23, 2014 by  
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What Can You Do with Old Incandescent Bulbs? Turn Them into a Dazzling Chandelier

July 23, 2014 by  
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The ubiquitous incandescent light bulb has come a long way since its invention 130 years ago, and as we all swap out our old bulbs for energy-efficient LEDs and such, there are countless old glass incandescents floating around. Some people use them for mini terrariums, or holiday tree decorations, but artist Tim Fishlock used them to create a memorial art piece entitled What Watt? This dazzling chandelier speaks to the transition away from the widespread use of old school bulbs towards greener, more sustainable alternatives . Talk about a bright idea! Read the rest of What Can You Do with Old Incandescent Bulbs? Turn Them into a Dazzling Chandelier Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cfl , eco design , Fishlock , green design , green lighting , incandescent , incandescent bulb , light bulb , recycled chandelier , sustainable design , tim fishlock , What Watt?

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on How to Embrace Rising Sea Levels

July 23, 2014 by  
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Sea levels are rising , floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change . Now that we’ve accepted these facts, it’s time to design and build more resilient structures. Koen Olthuis , one of the most forward-thinking and innovative architects out there, has a solution for rising sea levels. His solution: Embrace the water by incorporating it into our cities; creating resilient buildings and infrastructure that can handle extreme flooding, heavy rains, and higher water. Olthuis and his team at Waterstudio.nl have been showing coastal communities the benefits of building on the water. With countries like the Maldives and Kiribati having to build oceanside or move in order to escape rising sea levels, New York learning to battle storm surges, and Jakarta dealing with massive flooding, embracing water may be our only option for survival. We chatted with Olthuis about how coastal cities can become more resilient in the face of change—read on for our interview! Read the rest of INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on How to Embrace Rising Sea Levels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , calcutta , city apps , Climate Change , coastal cities , design for disaster , dikes , eco design , extreme flooding , floating architecture , floating buildings , floating cities , floating countries , flood-proof design , flooding , global warming , green architecture , Green Building , green design , holland , inhabitat interview , jakarta , kiribati , Koen Olthius , koen olthuis , koen olthuis interview , Maldives , Miami , New York. , rising sea levels , sea level rise , storm surge , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Urban design , water issues , Waterstudio , Waterstudio.nl

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Sarah Turner Creates a Life-sized Recycled WWI Tank from Household Plastic Waste

March 18, 2014 by  
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Sarah Turner ‘s massive, life-sized tank was constructed to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of The Great War. Thousands of pieces of plastic rubbish were collected by locals and schools for the project. Hundreds of school children were involved in the project, and each child handcrafted a part of the tank from rubbish they had collected. Turner pieced them all together to produce the finished eco sculpture. The tank was lit up at Nottingham castle for hundreds of visitors for their annual Light Night event. + Sarah Turner 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: eco artist , eco-art , plastic bottle art , recycled plastic art , recycled plastic design , Recycled Water bottles , Recycled WWI Tank , sarah turner        

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