Recycled Art

Artist: Rick Ladd – Bottle cap furniture is created from recycled caps saved by the nice bartenders who work at Rick’s local bar.

This creative recycled art sculpture was constructed in 2006 by Indian artist Subodh. Very Hungry God made its debut in Paris but it is now in the private collection of Francois Pinault, a billionaire French businessman with the biggest collection of contemporary art worldwide. At the time of this writing the amazing recycled art sculpture was on display outside of Pinault’s Palazzo Grassi by the Grand Canal in Venice.
Gupta gets his inspiration from his childhood; he likes to include familiar items from his youth. This giant skull sculpture was created from stainless steel kitchen utensils, indeed an amazing way to construct creative recycled art!

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Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron, built in the 1980s, is the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world, standing 50 ft. (15,2 m.) high and 120 ft. (36,5 m.) wide, and weighing 300 tons. It is housed in Dr. Evermore’s Art Park on Highway 12, in the town of Sumpter, in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States.

Nick Georgiou recycles his old newspapers, but probably not in the same way that most people do. The Queens, NY based green artist makes three dimensional sculptures from the waste material including the piece pictured above which is reminiscent of Edvard Munch‘s famous painting, ‘Scream.’

 

“Broken Family” by Anthony Haywood, uses all the household waste to construct an elephant.

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The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum by Werner Tscholl

 

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photographs by Alexa Rainer

A road, formerly used mainly by migrating wild animals, connects the Pesseiertal and Ötztal valleys. These valleys, surrounded by a natural border created by the foot of the Timmelsjoch mountain chain, are connected by an ancient and rare simmilarity. Architectonic sculptures, situated on several touristic stops  along the road, introduce the beautiful landscape panoramas, its history, cultural background as well as local community and the economy of the region. Located along a mountain pass, the Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum was constructed to celebrate the road’s fiftieth anniversary.

Located on the border of Germany (North Tyrole) and Italy the Pass Museum points out towards the South Tyrole side with its boulder-like structure. Glass covers the internal walls of the building and is faceted to resemble the inside of an icy cave, which honors the pioneers of High Alpine Road and their advancements.

This is breath-taking. What a beautiful work of art for all passerby’s to experience. I can’t wait to take that road trip!

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Habode

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Habode buildings challenge everything we know about functionality and building techniques. They embrace innovation in design and construction, by using a blueprint that consistently produces exacting, high quality buildings without sacrificing aesthetics and style.

Much like modern manufacturing techniques used in the automotive industry, the Habode Prefab is constructed in a customised factory.

The principal advantage of prefabricated housing is that it potentially offers more for less:

  • More quality for less time at site
  • More tangible out comes and less risk
  • More energy efficiency for less resource

Once completed in our factory and utilising the patented Habode “fold-out” system, your Habode can be shipped and transported worldwide as in their shipping mode they are compliant with international shipping standards with respect to dimension and structural characteristics.

Once landed and trucked to your site this unit is positioned onto its foundations. This operation can be performed in eight hours provided weather is favourable. (Full completion within two days.)

All this ensures dramatic reductions in home building costs and waiting times without diminishing the quality of construction.

Technical benefits of prefab buildings =

  • Quality Controls
  • Factory Manufacture
  • Testing
  • Joint Minimisation
  • Tighter Tolerances
  • Eliminate Defects

Social benefits of prefab buildings =

  • Indoor Protection
  • Material and Tool Security
  • Worker Health and Safety
  • Machinery and Training Investment
  • Tighter Tolerances
  • Employment Stability

Economic benefits of prefab buildings =

  • Time Savings (30-60%)
  • Cost Savings
  • Reduced Dependance on Weather
  • Coordinated Trades In-House
  • Bulk ordering
  • Reduced Transport to site

Sustainability benefits of prefab buildings =

  • Reduced Material Waste
  • Increased Energy Efficiency
  • Less Disruption at Site

Why is Habode so different?

The ridged steel sub-frame not only ensures unsurpassed strength and exact dimensions but a structure that can withstand almost everything that man and nature can throw at it.

Habode was designed in New Zealand to suit the unique Australasian conditions. From extreme heat, torrential downpours and extreme winds, Habode buildings meet or surpass all New Zealand building codes.

The other benefit of Habode is the ability to reach difficult or remote sites. Habode really can make your home anywhere.

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R4House

The R4House prototype consists of two bioclimatic homes made from materials that close the loop. The energy consumption of both is zero due to its bioclimatic design, the solar panels and the geothermal energy source. The waste production during construction is also zero. Both homes are modular and built from six recycled shipping containers; low-cost and allowing flexibility. The 4 Rs stand for Reuse, Recover, Recycleand Reasoning with the latter being the most important says Garrido. “With the construction sector being very inert and sustainable architecture looking to establish itself, reasoning is required to redesign the construction process and lower its negative impact on the environment.” The construction materials as well as interior ones have been carefully chosen and are all recycled as well as recyclable.

The R4House is however not only ecological but also economical in terms of pricing. With the R4House, Garrido hopes to set an example for sustainable architecture in Spain and beyond.

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Ecopods

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What makes the ecopod unique?

  • It’s substantially crafted from recycled materials so that you can enjoy the natural environment ‘responsibly’ without contributing to the construction industry’s ongoing wastage of our natural resources.
  • It has a small ecological footprint making it a discreet addition to well-established natural habitats.
  • It’s compact, energy efficient and entirely ‘off-grid’ saving on the cost of both bringing utilities to the site as well as protecting you from the rising cost of oil and electricity prices.
  • It’s a building which adapts with your own individual needs – you can transport it from site to site, add more units as your family or budget expands or re-orientate the units to suite the topography and best views your site has to offer.
  • It’s an affordable option that allows you to enjoy your recreational space now rather than saving for years to meet the rising cost of building that second home.
  • It’s factory-fabricated to unbeatable standards avoiding the hassle, expense and wait for reputable local contractors and craftsmen.
  • It’s secure like no other home allowing it to be left in remote locations for months at a time, with no worries of pests, vandalism or break-ins.

The single ecopod as designed provides excellent short-term accommodation that has great benefits as a product showroom or as an accessory building in conjunction with existing buildings. Operating with an 80 watt solar panel and minimal electrical needs there is no need to run power lines or trench power cables to the unit, it’s ready to use minutes after setup.  The secure nature of the ecopod when in the closed position provides protection against vandals and works excellent in areas where extreme weather conditions exist. The ecopods are quick to set up and easily transported with all unit modifications re-surveyed to international transportation standards.

Ecopods is committed to developing an eco-friendly building for recreational or commercial use. To that end, we are constantly including to the new building process materials that offer the best in environmental responsibility and overall building quality. We believe ecopods incorporates the best use of recycled and new environmentally friendly materials available today that are ideal for off grid building applications.

Low environmental footprint, minimal operating cost and high quality at an affordable price is their objective.

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All Terrain Cabin

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Take an easy-to handle 20′ ISO container frame. Outfit it with folding walls and the best in Canadian design. “The result is as smart as it is efficient, suitable for a family of four and a pet to live off the grid in comfort and contemporary style. It travels by train, truck, ship, airplane or helicopter, folded up and indistinguishable from any ordinary shipping container. Once it arrives, it unfolds rapidly to 480sf of self-contained, sophisticated living space with all the comforts of home.” It is an exhibition piece rather than a real living space,-” Its main purpose is to raise awareness internationally of Canadian capabilities, not just for Canada’s sake, but for the sake of those who want to learn from us about how to live softly, smartly, and stylishly on this shared planet.” Nicely done.

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