For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The recycled sculpture was created by artist Pawel Althamer, and was displayed on the Williamsburg waterfront as a way to raise awareness for NYC mothers facing eviction.
via Giant Buddha Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
The Resource Efficient House aims to be a show home for affordable sustainable building
Inside, the house uses a variety of recycled materials in the fixtures and fittings.
The kitchen work surfaces are made from material reprocessed from recycled coffee cups.
Recycled paint is used for the decoration and the kitchen bar stools are made from reclaimed wood from whisky barrels.
The house also uses heating, lighting and water conservation measures to make it more energy efficient and affordable to live in.
via BBC News – Energy-efficient show home opens at Ravenscraig site.