Archive for the ‘eco’ category

The Artist House with Aqua Farm by Avoid Obvious & TheeAe, Hong Kong

June 14th, 2018

The space majorly used reclaimed materials on wall and furniture to reduce its carbon footprint. The mechanical equipment is carefully positioned to reduce operational cost and energy consumption. The use of movable furniture, customized storage, and creative lighting helps to increase the flexibility of the space.

Bamboo pavilion by Eleena Jamil Architect & UNHabitat, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

March 1st, 2018

Semi-translucent colored panels, alluding to the colors of UN sustainable design goals, cover some of the bamboo rings in a random manner. The colored panels emit some light, and like that of stained windows, they illuminate the space inside with an interesting play of colors. A central opening in the roof creates a courtyard in the center, where a bamboo plant is placed.

Prysmian headquarters by Maurizio Varratta Architetto, Milano – Italy

January 16th, 2018

The most distinctive feature of the Prysmian Group’s headquarters in Milan are the triple-height glasshouses connecting together the office blocks. These fully-functional green ‘havens’ offer notable advantages in terms of natural lighting, controlling the microclimate, and overall energy efficiency.

Oak trestle by Studiomama

September 19th, 2017

The dining table surface is reversible, featuring oak on one side for dining and linoleum covering the other so it can be used as a work surface. This more hard-wearing material comes in hues including burgundy, olive green and powder pink.

Palo Santo Hotel – the first Green hotel in Argentina by AISENSON Arquitectos, Argentina

September 7th, 2017

Palo Santo’s extensive sustainability program covers energy, water, CO2 and O3, insulation, air and operations. The plants are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they achieve an ecological goal by providing natural insulation for the building against climate extremes, helping to insulate the external head and cold, reducing the impact of the wind and absorbing water excess.

WA Cleanskin Cellars by Masterplanners Interiors, Perth – Australia

June 19th, 2017

This exciting space was created with upcycled produce crates, recycled wooden pallets, cut form ply displays, and reused wine barrel on racks as the shop front. The design is simple and clean, the fitout complete with the highest attention to detail.

Spacepot by Futurefarms

May 26th, 2017

Branded ‘hydroponics beautifully simplified’ the Spacepot required no pumps, no electricity, and no extra parts to maintain. By mixing space-age technology with cutting edge design, Futurefarms have crafted a planted that delivers all the benefits of hydroponics without any of the maintenance.

Liko-Noe Innovation Center Office by Fránek Architects, Slavkov u Brna – Czech Republic

May 15th, 2017

The structure is comprised of two main volumes. Above-ground office section is constructed from load-bearing wooden CLT panels, insulated by a vapor-open sprayed ICYNENE insulation and covered by vertical gardens – living facade. Underground section with acoustical chamber is built out of monolithic concrete.

Fitzroy Premium Navy Rum

May 8th, 2017

By melting and pressing waste from the North Sea, they produced beautiful bottle caps. Together with the new flasks which are made of recycled glass from the same watery expanse, Fitzroy created world’s first sustainable liquor packaging. The eye-catching marble look-a-like top is creates a unique and distinctive design which invites people to reuse this bottle for other purposes as well.

Woven Hostel buildings by Anna Heringer, Baoxi – China

April 30th, 2017

A total of three structures explored bamboo used in contemporary ways. Unlike traditional houses that hide mud behind fake facades, this project celebrated the beauty of bamboo in its exposed and natural form.

Sustainable table by Made in Ratio

March 29th, 2017

The tabletop has been crafted from bamboo plywood, chosen because bamboo is considered more sustainable than other timbers and grasses. The brand does plan to release more tabletops in solid woods and stones later this year. Each of the legs is designed with a triangular attachment point, which means that they can support the structure in any formation once the tabletop is in place.

Green Solution House by Green Furniture Concept, Rønne – Denmark

March 4th, 2017

The Green Solution House conference center and hotel in the Danish island of Bornholm is designed to be a platform for the highest level of sustainable development. In accordance with the principles of Cradle 2 Cradle all materials used in the fan shaped building are either fully recyclable or biodegradable.

Etsy Office by Gensler, New York City

January 26th, 2017

Blurring the lines between workplace and habitat, the headquarters is on track to become the largest Living Building Challenge Petal-Certified project in the world. The design aspires to be a fully independent, regenerative ecosystem that sets a bar for a more dynamic and robust interpretation of sustainability.

Spice containers by DESIGNO-patagonia

January 2nd, 2017

Influenced by the transformation of matter through time, Argentinian studio DESIGNO-patagonia has interpreted how rocks become pebbles and how water erodes earth through their latest “cuecos” collection. This unusual set consists of spice containers for a contemporary kitchen as well as storage items for personal belongings.

Sustainable see-through speaker by People People

January 2nd, 2017

The Small Transparent Speaker was designed and launched on Kickstarter by Stockholm studio People People. It is intended as a reaction against excessive consumer waste, particularly electronic waste.

Pagodas robot at the National Gallery Singapore by Collective Paper Aesthetics

December 24th, 2016

The 5m-tall structure composed from 84 cardboard robots. The Robot’s eyes and decorated finial are echoing the key artwork from the intimate UOB Southeast Asia Gallery in the sixth floor to the gigantic public entrance space.

Paper Table and Paper Brick by Arch Studio

December 22nd, 2016



The nature of paper pulp has changed correspondingly from soft, light and thin to hard, tough and thick. Then the paper takes place of the wooden table top, with a soft form outside but solid inside.

Biodegradable sneakers by Adidas

November 24th, 2016



Developed in partnership with German Biotech Company AMSilk — the first producer of nature-based spider silk fibers — the Adidas “futurecraft biofabric” prototype shoe features an upper made from 100% biosteel® fiber, a nature-based and completely biodegradable high-performance fiber.

1,000 recycled cardboard hearts by Collective Paper Aesthetics, Bejing – China

November 12th, 2016

1,000 Heart board pyramid play-units were made for the 798 International Children Art Festival. The work made from kraft cardboard in order to make the product 100% recycled. Every play unit is possible to use for several times and when it is not possible to reuse anymore – the material itself can be recycled.

COP 22 VILLAGE by OUALALOU+CHOI, Marrakech – Morocco

November 11th, 2016

This monumental installation, 12 meters high and 50 meters long, serves as a gateway to the plenary sessions. A complex geometry is constructed from a layering of elevations; the motif of a traditional doorway is carved out of the multitude of layers.