Archinect - News 2017-08-22T09:08:54-04:00 Rotterdam considers paving its roads with recycled plastic Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-10T18:39:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:39:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="541" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The construction firm VolkerWessels unveiled plans on Friday for a surface made entirely from recycled plastic, which it said required less maintenance than asphalt and could withstand greater extremes of temperature&ndash; between -40C and 80C. Roads could be laid in a matter of weeks rather than months and last about three times as long, it claimed. The company said the environmental argument was also strong as asphalt is responsible for 1.6m tons of CO2 emissions a year globally</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a title="Taiwan tests recycling's limits with bus stops out of bottles" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taiwan tests recycling's limits with bus stops out of bottles</a></li><li><a title="Africa's First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Africa's First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria</a></li></ul> In Brooklyn, Rejecting the Monotony of the Glass-and-Steel Look Alexander Walter 2014-02-17T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-02-18T16:55:06-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>David Boyle did not build his house out of shipping containers to be hip, though he does live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He left the water pipes exposed not in pursuit of an industrial chic aesthetic, but to make them easier to fix. [...] Their goal, he said, was not style, but a place immune to the neighborhood&rsquo;s rising rents, built out of materials cheap enough that it could inspire other urban homesteaders to do the same.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Taiwan tests recycling's limits with bus stops out of bottles Nam Henderson 2013-03-01T10:03:00-05:00 >2013-03-01T15:50:43-05:00 <img src="" width="300" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We want to take recycling to the next level," says Mr Huang. "Not only will this factory do the usual e-waste recycling, extracting gold and copper from your discarded computers and smartphones, but it will be built completely out of recycled materials.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Katia Moskvitch visited Taiwan to examine how a zero landfill policy, adopted in 2010&nbsp;has created new opportunities for&nbsp;entrepreneurs. While there she talked&nbsp;with Arthur Huang (an architect, urban designer), Managing Director of MINIWIZ, a company focused on&nbsp;using post-consumer waste-streams to make new buildings and products. They are currently working on&nbsp;a new e-waste recycling facility and have also&nbsp;"<em>built hundreds of bus stops in the south of Taiwan - from recycled plastic bottles</em>".</p> Raumlabor’s ‘Big Crunch’ is an Incredible Building Made from Discarded Materials MikeChino 2011-06-29T14:29:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="537" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Raumlabor just completed construction on "The Big Crunch" - a recycled building made from a heap of discarded objects. The mound of materials is condensed in a theater plaza from all over the area, seemingly to move like a small wave cresting on the Georg-B&uuml;chner-Platz grounds in Darmstadt, Germany.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 747 Recycled Airplane Wing House Completed in Malibu MikeChino 2011-06-16T14:15:20-04:00 >2011-06-16T14:34:06-04:00 <img src="" width="537" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built from a decommissioned Boeing 747, the home features a floating roof made out of the plane's wings that results in a curvilinear home with large floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the sights of the Malibu mountains and Pacific Ocean below.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Inhabitat has just received the first photos of David Hertz Architects' completed 747 wing house in Malibu.</p>