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Tom Fruin's Kaleidoscopic Watertower Lights Up Brooklyn

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Striking sculptural installation made from 1,000 pieces of reclaimed Plexiglas

Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin has unveiled his latest structural installation, Watertower, a stunning multicolored water tower made from 1,000 pieces of salvaged Plexiglas. The work adorns a historic watertower that sits atop of Fruin’s Jay Street studio in Brooklyn's DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. This is Fruin's fourth architectural Plexiglas-and-steel project......read more

Massive Fish Sculptures Made from Recycled Bottles in Rio

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Epic beach installation offers poignant comment on ocean pollution

In Rio de Janeiro, where world leaders are meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), two gigantic fish are rising from Botafogo Beach. The public art installation has been created entirely from discarded plastic bottles collected on and around the beach. By day, the plastic sculptures shimmer in the sun, against the gorgeous backdrop of Rio's mountains. By night, the big......read more

Vik Muniz Recreates Famous Paintings with Recycled Paper

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New works reimagine celebrated paintings in magazine scraps

You might know Vik Muniz as the man who makes massive installations out of landfill trash. There is even a documentary about his compelling garbage art. Now the Brooklyn-based artist is back on the scene with a new collection of amazing recreations of classic paintings made from torn magazine scraps. For Pictures of Magazine 2, on display at Galerie Xippas in Paris, Muniz used fragments of......read more

Recykiosks

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Dutch 'recyclitects' transform dumpsters into public buildings

Here's another cool green design project from (surprise!) Holland, where designers Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten offer a hefty dose of symbolism by transforming old garbage dumpsters into functional mini-buildings.  Dubbed "Recykiosks," the structures were built using dumpsters filled with discarded construction waste. The "recyclitects" erected the kiosks in three different......read more

Mia Liu's Mesmerizing Recycled Paper Sculptures

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Poetic works created from discarded Guggenheim Museum tickets

Taiwanese artist Mia Liu worked for a time at the ticket booth of New York's Guggenheim Museum, where she found material inspiration in the thousands of museum admission stubs that get thrown out everyday. Saving the tickets from their inevitable trashing, Liu recycles the paper into mesmerizing sculptures that play with the movement of light. "I wish to construct a new personal experience and......read more

People's Meeting Dome, Denmark

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A fantastic deconstructed geodesic dome built with recycled wood

For this year's People's Meeting in Bornholm, Denmark, architects Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen were asked to create a venue that would help spark debate and discussion about the future of housing. Their inventive response was the "People's Meeting Dome," a deconstructed geodesic dome made from a combination of recycled and local materials.  The building is composed of triangular......read more

RX Made For the Kickstarter Win

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Chicago's Rebuilding Exchange set to launch collection of upcycled furniture with Strand Design

On Chicago's west side, derelict and empty buildings are a regular aspect of the landscape. And when the buildings get demolished, the building materials are largely sent to landfills. Rebuilding Exchange, a Chicago nonprofit launched three years ago, intervenes in this waste stream to keep construction and demolition materials out of the landfill. According to their website, the outfit has......read more

Short Circuit by Gaspard Tine-Beres

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A quirky collection of kitchen appliances made from recycled components and cork

Our world of cheap, disposable hosuehold goods is a sad state of affairs. Think about it. You buy, say, a new toaster, which lasts maybe three years before kicking the bucket. It's probably not hard to fix but it's easier to buy another cheap one, so you get rid of it (hopefully at an electronics recycler). And on it goes. French product designer Gaspard Tiné-Berè intercedes in......read more

Apartment No. 1: A Recycled Stone Building in Iran

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Contemporary residential architecture built from scrap stone

The economy of Mahallat, Iran is driven by the stone-cutting industry, which accounts for nearly half the city's economic activity. As with most heavy industries, there are significant environmental effects; in this case, it's stone waste that doesn't get used. Tehran-based practice Architecture by Collective Terrain makes intelligent use of the scrap stone with Apartment No. 1, a contemporary......read more

La Fabrique by Bureau A

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Swiss architects build a home from recycled windows--in less than a week

This small pavilion clad entirely in recycled windows was inspired by an unlikely source: silent film. For the project, called La Fabrique, Geneva architects Bureau A drew inspiration from the 1920 Buster Keaton short "One Week," in which a newly married couple attempt to quickly build a small house from a kit of disorganized parts. Contructed in only a couple days using windows from demolition......read more

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