The Wohnwagon hails from Austria and is constructed from natural, recycled and a few new materials. The exterior is covered in naturally waterproof larch wood, which is known for its durability and attractiveness.
Native plant material provides a buffer for the pool terrace from the adjacent entry drive. The lounge chairs and side tables are made from recycled milk jugs and are durable enough they can be left out all year long.
Native plant material provides a buffer for the pool terrace from the adjacent entry drive. The lounge chairs and side tables are made from recycled milk jugs and are so durable they can be left out all year long.
Taking advantage of the prefabricated construction method, "HGTV Star" contestant Brooks Atwood designed an environmentally optimized building shell for various levels of light penetration and ventilation through each room of the house. All of the materials used for the Caivano house are reclaimed, upcycled, recycled or sustainable.
Using a window can reduce some of your materials cost in a sauna. You're not only using less wood and adding to the design of the outdoor sauna, but you will use shorter boards around the window. That means you have flexibility when using recycled wood, such as cedar, because you can cut out any bad or warped spots and still use the quality material, according to Glenn Auerbach of SaunaTimes.com.
Fire engine red accents jazz up this sleek black-and-white bathroom with a double vanity in the HGTV Green Home 2012. A black tile backsplash behind the mirrors is both eye-catching and easy to clean. The 82-inch-long vanity is topped with polished recycled-glass-embedded concrete, a terrazzo blend material manufactured in Atlanta.
Several eco-friendly materials went into the design of this contemporary home office, including high-recycled-content carpet tiles from Bolyu, zero-VOC paints and FSC-certified wood planks. A bright yellow chair serves as a cheery focal point for the space, standing out from the neutral cabinets and shelves illuminated with under-cabinet LED lights.
A stained cedar fence guarantees privacy in this home's side yard, where a mix of pine and oak trees, ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant perennials comprise the landscape design. The home's eco-friendly, exterior building materials include both smooth and scraped synthetic limestone blocks and fiber-cement siding, a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.
The 21c Museum Hotel of Oklahoma City was built in 1916 as a Ford Motor Company plant, but was later purchased and redesigned by 21c and architect Deborah Berke Partners to create a contemporary interpretation of the building’s industrial heritage. Repurposed materials such as tables made from reclaimed pine, chairs of recycled plastic and neutral hues, with pops of primary colors, span throughout the hotel into the bedrooms.
To give a California ranch-style home a fresh, modern twist, designer Kristianne Watts used a mix of materials in the kitchen. “On the island we used reclaimed boat wood from Indonesia. With the original paint still on each plank, it brings an authentic feel to the space,” she says. “The raised bar is Portland cement, which can be broken and recycled. The countertops are a quartz from Silestone/Cosentino. The custom cabinetry on the perimeter is an environmentally friendly wood veneer, FSC-certified Shinnoki pre-finished wood panels in Midnight Ash.”
Though it would make for an ideal tiny home, this Container Guest House in a San Antonio, Texas backyard functions as the perfect accommodation for visitors. As is the norm with container homes, environmentally friendly practices were top-of-mind, explaining why Poteet Architects kept its original blue color, along with the exterior text. There are plenty of other green features as well. The addition of a floor-to-ceiling window adds natural light, while sliding doors provide plenty of fresh air. The roof garden is watered by grey water (runoff water from the sink and shower). The bathroom contains a composting toilet, and recycled soda bottles are part of the deck’s building materials. If that’s not enough, the exterior light fixtures are local tractor blades, and the foundation consists of — you’d never guess — recycled telephone poles.