100% recyclable materials make up these low-impact monastery huts in Italy

June 16, 2017 by  
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Edoardo Milesi & Archos designed a series of minimalist monastery guesthouses that reflect the monastics’ ascetic lifestyle in the Siloe community. Located in the province of Grosseto in central Italy, these huts are built entirely of recyclable materials and are elevated off the ground to ensure low impact on the beautiful rural landscape. The Monastery Complex of Siloe comprises five guesthouse units set outside monastery grounds against a hilly backdrop crisscrossed with trails. Each guesthouse was carefully sited on the landscape to minimize site disturbance . The buildings are elevated on stilts to mitigate uneven terrain. Only recyclable materials were used in construction, including timber used for the roofs, lofts, and walls, to the ventilated covering made of zinc and titanium. External cladding, floors, doors, and window trim are built of naturally oxidized larch. Related: Plastic waste pop-up pavilion rethinks recycling in the Netherlands Approximately 33 square meters in size, each guesthouse comprises a bedroom; bathroom; open-plan living room with a dining area and kitchenette; a north-facing balcony; and a south-facing loggia . The windows are located on the north and west sides to create diffused lighting indoors, while the south side is mostly closed off and equipped with eaves to protect against solar heat gain. + Edoardo Milesi & Archos Via domus Images by Aurelio Candido

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Green-roofed timber cabin floats above the ground in Mexico City

November 18, 2016 by  
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Set within a grove of trees, the Black Cabin is protected from acoustic disturbance and visual pollution. In a nod to the environment, the contemporary cabin is clad in black-stained black pine planks and punctuated by large glazed panels that frame views of the landscape and promote passive ventilation and natural light. The building’s green roof doubles as a thermal filter and is accessible as a secondary garden space and outdoor dining area. Related: Green-roofed home with rusting walls appears to grow out of a Finnish forest The 106-square-meter cabin comprises three modules: a private module containing the bedroom and bathroom; a semi-public module with the kitchen, guest bathroom, and laundry room; and the public module housing the living room and outdoor terrace. The building frame is made from recyclable metal and is elevated 60 centimeters above the ground to protect the house from water, humidity, and cold. The airy interior is made warm and welcoming with natural timber surfaces and white-painted gypsum-paneled walls. + Revolution Architects Via ArchDaily Images via Revolution Architects , by Black Rabbit

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ICEhouse designed for continuous reuse is 100% Cradle to Cradle certified

January 29, 2016 by  
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Scientists make eco-friendly batteries out of leaves

January 29, 2016 by  
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When we gaze up at a tree full of lush, green leaves we are actually looking at hundreds of tiny batteries. These tiny appendages save energy for the tree to use at a later time, a natural process scientists have harnessed to create literal leaf batteries as eco-friendly alternatives to the lithium powerhouses of today. Read the rest of Scientists make eco-friendly batteries out of leaves

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Brilliant origami-like paper furniture creates portable rooms that can pop up anywhere

November 23, 2015 by  
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Sprout Watches: Eco-Friendly Timekeepers that are Big on Style

November 23, 2014 by  
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For those who still like to wear a classic timepiece instead of pulling out their phone every five minutes, Sprout Watches  are fabulous, eco-friendly timekeepers. Each Sprout Watch is lead- and phthalate-free, and the range features renewable and recyclable materials, such as organic corn resin, bamboo, organic cotton, cork, and Tyvek. There are dozens of styles to choose from for men, women and children. And with prices from as little as $30, they are an affordable holiday gift idea for everyone on your shopping list. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crosspost , eco-friendly watches , ecouterre , green products , green watches , recyclable materials , renewable materials , Sprout Watches , timepieces

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Prefab Jean-Claude Carrière Theater Pops Up in Montpellier, France

September 23, 2013 by  
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Hankook’s Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

September 10, 2013 by  
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Unlike the automobile , the pneumatic car tire has undergone little innovation over the past 100 years. Now Korean manufacturer Hankook is giving the humble wheel a makeover with the i-Flex, an airless tire that is light, puncture-proof, and made from 95% recyclable materials! Read the rest of Hankook’s Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airless car tire , automobile , Bridgestone , emembrane , flat tire , frankfurt auto show , geometric cell , hankook , korea , polaris , recyclable materials , tire maunfacturer , tire pressure , university of cincinnati. fuel economy , wheel        

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Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution

June 20, 2013 by  
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Sunflower photo from Shutterstock 3D printing is one of today’s most exciting emerging technologies – few other developments have as much potential to shape the way we make things and the world as we know it. Not only does 3D printing enable users to manufacture virtually anything, it can greatly reduce time and costs involved in creating unique objects. So far, the technology has been used to make everything from prosthetic limbs to jet engine parts , but that’s just the beginning. As technology improves and costs decrease, 3d printers are poised to enter the consumer realm – which means that we’re at a pivotal point in the development of the medium. At the Biomimicry 3.8 Education Summit and Global Conference this weekend in Boston, Biomimicry 3.8 founder, biologist and author Janine Benyus will explain how we can bring about a green 3D printing revolution by developing printing processes modeled on the way nature builds living organisms. Read the rest of Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , additive manufacturing , biomimetic , biomimicry , biomimicry 3.8 , biomimicry 3d , Design , green design , green materials , green technology , Janine Benyus , recyclable materials , recyclable polymers , sustainable design        

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