Everything in this LA store was built with repurposed cardboard rolls

January 24, 2017 by  
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Looks like some swanky LA shops are swapping glitz for green. Aesop , a popular skin care company, has just unveiled a new store completely built with repurposed cylindrical cardboard tubes . Inspired by the stripped fabric bolts discarded by nearby costume shops and fashion houses, designers Brooks + Scarpa went with the unique material to best represent Aesop’s natural, soothing aesthetic. The designers repurposed the six-inch cylindrical cardboard tubes , which are made out of cross laminated engineered paper by a local manufacturer, as the principal building material for the store. The bolts are repurposed from the Los Angeles fashion district just two miles away. Before installation, they were coated with a special flame-retardant material to add durability and strength. Related: Apple’s new Regent Street store is filled with daylight and living trees To build the walls, the tubes were placed in a vertical position to cover the entire layout of the store. From there, everything else was also made out of the recycled tubes, including paper display shelving, door jambs, countertops, cabinets, and a custom light fixture. The store is a resulting monochromatic, pared-back aesthetic is further enhanced by the three vintage porcelain sinks that were repurposed from a local salvage yard. + Aesop + Brooks + Scarpa

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MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

December 21, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Animals , Architecture , Architecture For Dogs , Atelier Bow-Wow , DIY , dog , Hara Design Institute , instructions , kennel , Kenya Hara , Konstantin Grcic , man’s best friend , modern pets , Muji , MVRDV , recycled cardboard tubes , Recycled Materials , toyo ito

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Hong Kong Set to Ban High-Polluting Vehicles in Effort to Combat Smog

December 21, 2012 by  
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Hong Kong is set to introduce a new clean-air measure that will ban high-polluting vehicles and offer subsidies to help owners replace diesel-powered buses and trucks. Among the banned vehicles will be some of the 121,300 commercial diesel vehicles that form a substantial source of smog in the city. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will announce the new measures in January and a reduction in emissions is expected to be seen as early as 2014. Read the rest of Hong Kong Set to Ban High-Polluting Vehicles in Effort to Combat Smog Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , clean air measures , diesel-powered vehicles , emission reduction , emissions free transportation , European emission standards , exhaust fumes , high-polluting vehicles , Hong Kong smog , World Health Organization

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