Card Board Design Honeycomb Shaped Furniture

Cardboard, made from a natural renewable resource, has one of the best environmental records, manufactured using high percentages of secondary fiber (including old corrugated containers, kraft paper, old newspapers and even straw), thereby diverting these materials from the municipal solid waste stream.

In 2002, more than 23 million tons of all cardboard were recovered and recycled in the U.S.. in addition, the use of cardboard board has led to a significant source reduction of raw materials.

The adhesives used for gluing these materials are derived from from
natural sources. the end result is fully recyclable and ecologically friendly product.



Tree Tents

Artist Dré Wapenaar's TREETENTS - "The story of my tents as they relate to campsites, however, started with the TREETENTS which were originally designed for the ROAD ALERT GROUP in ENGLAND. This group of activists fight against the excessive constructing of highways through forests. During their protest they cover themselves and hide and live in the trees to fight as long as possible against the rushing violence of the chain sawers. The TREETENTS would provide a comfortable place for them to stay during their habitation of the forest and prevent the trees from being cut down."
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Aussie Outdoor Furniture

"Introducing the original and unique Aussie Outdoor Furniture, made from 95% reclaimed materials, utilising recycled 44-gallon steel drums and kiln-dried reclaimed timber. The result is a range of funky, practical, environmentally friendly chairs, bar stools, and drink cooler bins with timber tops, suitable for outdoor use around the barbeque or on the patio, as well as indoors. Ideal drinking furniture!"
Aussie Outdoor Furniture

INTERVIEW: Koen Olthius of WaterStudio.nl at Inhabitat

An interview by Jill at Inhabitat-"To wrap up our disaster-resistant design theme this week, we would like to conclude with an interview of an exceptional architect who is paving the way in designing for a future water world. Koen Olthius of Waterstudio.nl says that despite our civilization’s history of trying to drain and fight against wet landscapes for the past thousand years, our best move for the future would be to “let water in and even make friends with the water”.

You have to trust an architect who has grown up in a landscape completely engineered for water. Roughly a third of the Netherlands lies below sea level, and is home to over sixty percent of the country’s population of 15.8 million people. The Dutch have spent the last few thousand years constructing dikes, pumps, and drainage systems in a constant battle to keep the encroaching North Sea at bay. On my recent trip to the Netherlands, I was fortunate to get the chance to sit down with architect, to discuss amphibious dwellings, floating foundations, and his experiences designing for water landscapes worldwide."
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