Solar-powered luxury villa is an energy-neutral gem set in a Dutch dune landscape

March 15, 2016 by  
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KaCaMa crafts colorful zero-waste stools from recycled fans and salvaged wood

October 6, 2015 by  
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Every year thousands of broken household appliances are just thrown away and replaced, leading to an alarming amount of waste that often does not get a chance to be recycled. In order to find a solution to this problem, KaCaMa looked at the concept of zero waste and designed Stool Zero, a series of recycled crown seating stools made from discarded plastic electrical housing and recycled fan covers. KaCaMa took apart broken fans sourced from the St James Settlement recycle centre and used the covers for the seat area. The seats are wrapped with discarded electric wire housing that provide comfort and stability. The stool legs are made from salvaged wood from abandoned freight crates. In addition to promoting the idea of recycling, KaCaMa also wanted to raise attention to the importance of craftsmanship. In this day and age of factory manufacturing, the creativity and communal aspect of household appliances and furniture have been overlooked. Therefore, KaCaMa hopes to bring greater appreciation of craft by hand-stitching each seat, creating unique patterns that provide each zero-waste stool with personality. + KaCaMa 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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The Folding Lamp lets you bend and fold your lamp like origami

October 6, 2015 by  
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The Folding Lamp by Belgian architect Thomas Hick is an origami light that you can bend and fold into a variety of shapes. To create the Folding Lamp, you start from a blank sheet of metal that folds along dotted lines, while playing with the order and angle of each fold. You can follow the instructions or let your creative instincts guide you. The result is a lamp design that is both unique and personal. The light shining through the folds and dotted lines makes the Folding Lamp a unique decorative solution in any home. The Folding Lamp comes in six color combinations to compliment any interior, including matte black and gold or sanded matte white and red chili. + Folding Lamp 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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archimania’s Conservation Hall is a sunken extension that preserves a historic governor’s mansion

June 23, 2015 by  
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Twentypence Transforms Locally-Sourced and Reclaimed Wood into Nature-Inspired Fall Clocks

November 6, 2014 by  
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New Jersey-based product design studio Twentypence just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fall Clocks , a collection of elegant wall clocks made from locally sourced and reclaimed wood. The clock faces are CNC-milled from solid wood three-quarters inch thick, and then hand sanded and sealed with a water-based UV clear coat. The leaf-like clock hands are laser cut from aluminum and then powder-coated for a vibrant finish. One hundred of the clocks produced will be crafted from salvaged wood found across the U.S. The local wood species used include red oak, maple, heart pine, and walnut. You can head over to the Fall Clocks Kickstarter to get your hands on one of their fresh cut early bird specials. + Fall Clocks Kickstarter 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: cnc cut wood , cnc-milled wood , fall clocks , kickstarter , laser cut , locally sourced wood , nature inspired , reader submitted content , reclaimed wood , salvaged wood , Twentypence , wood clock , wooden clock

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Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

November 6, 2014 by  
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France Breaks Ground on Europe’s Largest Solar PV Plant

November 6, 2014 by  
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While Germany has spent the last few years stealing the headlines for its remarkable advances in renewable energy infrastructure, neighboring France has, up until now, remained relatively silent on the matter of green energy. But this week Paris-based company Neoen broke ground on a 300 MW, $450 million photovoltaic grid-connected installation at Cestas, which will provide power to nearby Bordeaux from October 2015—and the facility will be the largest photovoltaic power plant in Europe. Read the rest of France Breaks Ground on Europe’s Largest Solar PV Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bordeaux , cestas , Europe , france , germany , green energy , grid connected , grid parity , photovoltaic , renewable energy , solar , solar farm , solar panels , solar power plant , Spain

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Rustic Modern Home Built from Salvaged Wood Acts Like a Bridge in Chile

September 8, 2014 by  
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Salvaged Beauty’s On the Menu at San Fran’s New Kusakabe Sushi Bar

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Kusakabe is a new kaiseki -style sushi bar that has elevated sustainable building to a new level of elegance. Designed and constructed by ArcHive designbuild, located in San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square, the 31-seat restaurant has salvaged materials throughout its interior, from the 30-foot slab of solid elm that functions as the bar to the ceiling and walls, made of salvaged eucalyptus and bamboo plywood, respectively. Its interior is tranquil and bright, with the minimalism and clean lines that characterize Japanese design. The restaurant’s sophistication is also reflected in its menu : kaiseki is the Japanese equivalent of  haute cuisine , and utilizes an extensive palette of colors, tastes, flavors, and cooking technique s. + Kusakabe + ArcHive Photos by Patricia Chang ,  Dan Hogman , and ArcHive 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: bamboo , elm , Eucalyptus , Kusakabe , repurposed , repurposed wood , Salvaged , salvaged building materials , salvaged material , salvaged materials , salvaged wood , sushi , sushi bar , sushi house , sushi restaurant , upcycled , upcycled materials

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Porsche Announces Plans to Launch the First Production Plug-in Hybrid SUV

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Porsche recently unveiled the updated 2015 Cayenne SUV, which will be the first plug-in hybrid SUV on the market when it arrives this fall. Tesla and BMW are also working on electrified SUVs, but Porsche looks set to beat them to the market with the arrival of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. A powerful lithium-ion traction battery with an energy capacity of 10.8 kWh allows the vehicle to drive in fully electric mode at speeds up to 78 mph. Read the rest of Porsche Announces Plans to Launch the First Production Plug-in Hybrid SUV Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cayenne SUV , electric motor , green car , green transportation , hybrid SUV , plug-in hybrid , porsche , Porsche Cayenne , Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid , porsche hybrid , Porsche plug-in hybrid SUV

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