Tiles from TV’s
Whatever happened to all your old computer monitors and TVs?
Fireclay Tile decided to turn those heavy CRT glass screens into tile!
CRTs are considered to be one of the hardest types of electronic waste to recycle. CRT glass can be recycled into more CRT glass, but with rapid technological advancements and declining price tags for LCD and plasma displays there is no longer a viable use for CRT glass, which means that there is over 600 million pounds of CRT in California alone.
Parking space sized vegetable factory that’s perfect for urban farmers.
While it doesn’t take advantage of the free renewable energy provided by the sun, either for power or for growing, there are some major advantages to using the Agri-Cube for urban farming. First, it protects the plants from drought, bugs, and air pollution–all of which are becoming more of a problem in cities thanks to climate change. Second, at $70,000 it’s probably too pricey for the average homeowner, but it’s ideal for hotels, restaurants, and apartment complexes that might not...
Named La Maison-vague, which translates as Wave House, Patrick Nadeau‘s project is one 63 experimental houses being built in the commune of Sillery, near Reims, and was designed with an arching profile to resemble the shape of a mound or hill.
La Maison-vague uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, particularly in terms of thermal insulation. A fully vegetated shell protects the interior from summer heat and winter cold. The basic form is to encapsulate within...