Friday, February 05, 2010

Contemporary Design

The latest reuse design projects from DesignBoom News



Above: Elisa Strozyk a recent graduate, is showcasing her wooden textile carpets and table cloths made from veneer offcuts at Imm Cologne 2010.



Above: French architect firm Olgga Architects have designed a student housing complex from 100 recycled shipping containers, located in le havre, France the individual shipping containers are stacked on top of one another, each signifying a different student's room.




Above: 'Two-by-Block' is proposed by a Japanese firm a-asterisk for a small tea-shop in the town of Hokkaido, the shop is constructed entirely from leftover scraps of wood. The project involves a special construction method, where the initial structure is built in the winter time using a snow mountain as a base to create the exterior. In the Spring the snow is dissolved leaving the structure which is to be situated over a lake.

Wooden carpet

100 recycled container student housing

two-by-block

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