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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WEWOOD designs textured sideboard made from oak and walnut

January 6, 2015 by  
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Portuguese joinery firm WEWOOD designed scarpa, a sideboard with a beautiful 3D textured pattern. Made from oak and walnut , the geometric-patterned sideboard can be adjusted in width and height to adapt to different needs and spaces. Scarpa will be displayed at one of Europe’s biggest upcoming design events, the IMM Cologne , later this month. + WEWOOD 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: imm cologne , oak , reader submitted content , Scarpa , solid wood , Walnut , WeWOOD , wooden furniture

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Cherokee Lofts by Pugh + Scarpa Keep Cool The Old Way

December 14, 2009 by  
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All images by Tara Wujcik via Designboom Pugh + Scarpa Architects won the AIA Architecture Firm award this year, based on “35 years of consistent excellent work, including its seamless blending of architecture, art, and craft; community involvement; attention to sustainable design; and nurturing of in-house talent.” One recent project that might have contributed to … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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