In North America the best one gets is a few posts and rings or the occasional bike locker in a few big cities; In Tokyo they get this amazing multi-storey computerized structure. We need these over here, but can only dream of a city where bikes get
After the abuse we took last week for the Loft in Space stair, we present our stair of the week, built by Jan Korbes. He and his associates call themselves "Garbage Architects" and "operate on the borders of architecture, engineering, and design and
Last week Amsterdam's council, businesses and organisations signed a letter of intent to establish the city as the world's centre of expertise on sustainable mobility. "The aim of the initiative is to support and develop projects in which all sorts
It looks more like a landing craft that just hit the beach, but in fact it is a mobile artists studio that was built in 2003 by Kortknie Stuhlmacher Architecten of Rotterdam in collaboration with artists BikvanderPol, as part of a municipal art program
Extraneous packaging and poor packaging design are a couple of TreeHugger's least favorite things, so we're always glad to see examples of better packaging and creative ways to reuse old packaging and keep it out of the landfill. Falling into the
It seems a bit counter-intuitive; we are used to seeing Dutch floating projects, not buried ones. Architect Moshé Zwarts says ""There has always been a lack of space in the city, so what we are doing is building a city
Following the "It’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are!" ideal, designer Johan Bruninx renews old furniture with an unusual medium: he covers scratched, dented pieces with paper packaging tape. Winding and weaving it into
Many people live with the daily fear of not having enough water. Take Atlanta, Georgia USA, for example. Atlanta is an inverse Atlantis. Until recently, Atlanta was legendary for rapid growth without limits. Its citizens ever willing to live with
ZECC Architects, beloved of their conversion of a water tower into a residence, are at it again with this conversion of a Dutch chapel into a single family residence. In some ways it is a bit sad, when formerly public spaces get converted to private
While most solar enthusiasts are busy focusing on building ever larger thin-film solar farms or ever more advanced concept solar cells, others have been relying on older, though no less innovative, technologies to supply
TreeHugger loves recycling and reuse, and evidently so do tourists; the Daily Mail covers Extreme Hotels, a book about interesting and different places to stay that would make Charles Jencks and fans of adhocism proud.
"God made the world and the Dutch made the Netherlands," goes the Dutch saying. The people of the Netherlands have a long history of engineering the land to meet their needs. Now with the land prices skyrocketing due to population boom and demand for
This is a sneak preview of a gorgeous jewellery collection and bags named Jova Design. It’s a joined project between the Ducth fair trade organisation Tilingo Nepra, Dutch Design in Development (DDiD) and jewellery designer Joanne Zwart.
Where we live, churches that are no longer needed for religious purposes are turned into condos and pass out of the public realm. How much more appropriate that they turn into such a magnificent shrine to the book.
The only time I ever get in a cab is when it is pouring rain, so this does not make a lot of sense to me, but it may be "a more sustainable alternative for a fast and flexible travel" from designer Gert-Jan van Breugel.
Taking unwanted bits of plastic from an injection molding machine, Dutch designer Christian Kocx has created "Non-Woven," a small collection of ultra-modern furniture, lighting and accessories. Originally presented during the furniture fair in Milan in