Revamped NYC rooftop is brought to life with tinted resin panels

July 1, 2016 by  
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Evan C. Lai Landscape Design (ECLLD) designed this green rooftop above a gritty East Village townhouse in Manhattan. The 400sf space was maximized with an extensive green roof, neutral stone, and tinted resin panels. In the lounge the green resin transforms a skylight into a glow-in-the-dark daybed; in the foyer it casts a semi-translucent shade over an exterior shower and sauna; by the bar it adds a concentrated brushstroke across walls and benches. The design is topped off with a green roof above the sauna that improves insulation and water runoff. + Evan C. Lai Landscape Design 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!

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Ammar Kalo upcycles textile waste into beautiful resin stools

June 15, 2016 by  
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Designer Ammar Kalo has found a beautiful new use for discarded textiles in [Fabric]ations, a series of resin stools topped with colorful pieces of fabric. After the fabric is carefully arranged by hand, Kalo traps the pieces of cloth in resin that’s cured until solid. The low-tech production requires few raw materials. “While the prototypes are produced using general purpose polyester resin, the intention is to make larger quantities using green resin, bio plastic, or bio resin in order to make a more ‘green’ product,” says Kalo. + Ammar Kalo 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!

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3D printed wearable planters adorn your bike and body with tiny plants

June 15, 2016 by  
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Rather than dazzling with diamonds or gemstones, Jordan’s ring lets wearers show off their love of technology and, of course, nature. The rings come in both diamond and icosahedron shapes with a hollow center that can hold your favorite tiny blossom or greenery . Jordan recommends preserved moss or small air plants that can survive in the small living space. Each planter is 3D printed with Selective Laser Sintering as one piece. The planters are then hand dyed into a variety of colors and varnished to protect against water damage. Wearable Planters’ portable planters for your bike allows you to tote greenery anywhere, in teeny sizes of course. The minute sprig on your hand or around your neck will have gawkers asking “is that thing real?” just like any flashy gem would. Each ring comes with a small metal planting tin. For those not versed in raising plants, Wearable Planters gives a step by step tutorial on their website for planting all sorts of varieties. + Wearable Planter Via Design Milk

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Julien Berthier’s Experimental Pop-Up Balconies Provide Escape from Being Cooped Up Indoors

December 14, 2012 by  
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The project involves the use of a small crane that lifts the balcony unit into place. Made out of resin and steel, these rentable balconies are permanently attached to the truck, eliminating the risk of dropping you hundreds of feet to the ground. They can be quickly fitted and removed, giving residents a chance to experience life with a balcony, while not offering them a permanent solution. It is designed to mimic a Haussmann-style balcony found in Paris, and it’s placed against buildings of all different architectural styles. The Balcon Additionnel can’t be separated from its boom-truck base, and it is merely placed close to a series of building facades in order to be photographed, and not actually attached for use. However, the project proposes an alternative future of housing typologies , one that may become reality in a matter of years. + Julien Berthier Via Architizer

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