Spiky URCHIN pavilion is made from hundreds of recyclable plastic chairs

November 4, 2016 by  
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Located on the Cornell University Arts Quad, URCHIN follows the 2016 CCA focus on the “cultural production of empathy.” The spiky, donut-shaped pavilion was designed using 3D-modeling software . The porous structure measures 37.5 feet in width, over 7.5 feet in height, and has a round seven-foot opening in its center. The seats are held together with metal connectors and are carefully positioned to maintain a stable form that can withstand strong gusts of wind. Related: Simple Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs Help Injured People in Rwanda “Due to its aggregation and rotation, the object loses its familiar and functional relationship with the human body, so that its other qualities and implications can come to the fore,” says CODA. “URCHIN plays with the question of usefulness and uselessness by the manipulation of the simple chair, and consequently our perception of the chair and the connection between our bodies, the chair’s components and their orientations. The question of use as a primary perceptual phenomenon is a product of James J. Gibson’s Theory of Affordances in his Ecological Approach to Visual Perception.” None of the chairs were damaged in the making and will be reused after the pavilion is dismantled. The pavilion will be displayed until December 22, 2016. + CODA Images via CODA , Joe Wilensky, John Lai

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Shell.ter is a Funky Pergola Tunnel Made From 84 Ordinary Plastic Chairs in Portugal

December 17, 2012 by  
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DARPA Plans to Send Robots into Space to Recycle Dead Satellites

December 17, 2012 by  
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The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has helped establish the world’s computer networking and technology in the air, land, sea and space—and now they’re turning their intelligent eyes to recycling. Once satellites stop functioning, they are caught in a veritable death orbit, adding to the collection of space junk that has been collecting since the late 1950s. Rather than letting the disused satellites orbit endlessly, DARPA is exploring how robots could be sent into space to recycle the dead equipment. Read the rest of DARPA Plans to Send Robots into Space to Recycle Dead Satellites Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: darpa , Defense Advance Research Projects Agency , disused satellites , eco design , green design , nasa , recycled satellites , space junk , Sputnik , sustainable design

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Ultra-Slim Viewing Tower Rises 66 Feet Over the River Vecht in The Netherlands

December 17, 2012 by  
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Simple Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs Help Injured People in Rwanda

March 9, 2012 by  
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In order to make wheelchairs more accessible to people in developing countries, two designers are revamping common plastic chairs with a little bit of creative common sense. By affixing the widely available plastic seats to standard wheelchair wheels, Spanish designers Josep Mora and Clara Romaní are able to drastically cut the cost of the products through some simple DIY. Thanks to a workshop settled within a local hospital, this designer duo is giving injured people in Rwanda the freedom to move around by themselves. Read the rest of Simple Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs Help Injured People in Rwanda Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Clara Romani , developing countries , DIY , DIY Wheelchairs , green products , green resources , green transportation , Josep Mora , plastic chairs , recycled chairs , Recycled Materials , rwanda , social design , spanish design

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Mark Langan Uses Recycled Cardboard to Create Beautiful Company Logos

March 9, 2012 by  
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US artist Mark Langan has created an intricate set of company logos out of recycled cardboard to help businesses communicate their sustainable values. Langan’s day-to-day job consists of searching around his neighbour for the recycled, recyclable material and bringing tons of it to his Ohio studio for an afternoon of sorting, cutting, shredding and gluing. Although we’re wary of companies using Langan’s work to greenwash their business, there’s no denying the beauty of these pieces, which contribute to the recycling of the most recycled packaging material on Earth. Read the rest of Mark Langan Uses Recycled Cardboard to Create Beautiful Company Logos Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “mark langan , Art , Corporate Logos , Kellogg’s , recycled art , recycled corrugate cardboard , Recycled Materials , water-based glue

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