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Budget 2014: Government announce plans for self-build revolution. Mr Osborne said: “House building is up 23 per cent. But that's not enough. That's why we're making further reforms to our planning system and offering half a billion pounds of finance to small house building firms.” “And it's why we're giving people a new Right to Build their own homes and providing £150 million of finance today to support that,” he added.

The annual rise in house prices is expected to peak at more than 9 per cent this year, prompting Mr Osborne to call on the Bank of England to be “particularly vigilant” about the risk of a bubble developing. The Office for Budget Responsibility forecast the average year-on-year rise in house prices to be 8.5 per cent this year, 7.8 per cent in 2015, 5 per cent in 2016 and 3.7 per cent in 2018 and 2019. It expected house price growth to peak at 9.3 per cent in the third quarter of this year. Mr Osborne told MPs he has asked the Bank's Financial Policy Committee to keep a close eye on the housing market. Recycled Art: 66 Masterpieces Made From Junk. Ever shocked by the beauty of toilet paper rolls, or saw the chicken formed by the egg shells, or witnessed coolest lion made by tires?

Heck, all of them are even made by common things you discarded every day, and they are known as recycled art. (Image Source: Kyle Bean) Recycled art is not something that’s beautiful but just a waste of time and space. It’s like alchemy which turns base metal into gold, except that it turns trashes into gold. Are they really that beautiful and worth the purchase? Atelier Hapax Workshop Hapax excels in creating gorgeous and unique products by using discarded materials provided by their clients. Jeu Dechecs. BRC Designs ‘BRC’ stands for Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, founder of the BRC Designs who reforms timeless and unconventional materials into simple yet unique furniture which design surpasses most expensive furniture. Binary Low Table.

Korobeiniki Chair. Protrusion Low Table. Andrew Chase Dinosaur. Elephant. Cheetah. Derek Gores Collage 07. Collage 09. Fall. 11 Artists Doing Amazing Things With Recycled Materials. We all know that you’re supposed to reduce, reuse and recycle, but for artists, reuse and recycle often have totally different meanings than they do for the rest of us. Here are 11 artists specializing in making trash into artistic treasures. 1. Lin Evola-Smidt No one wants their children to grow up in a world plagued by violence, but not many parents have worked as hard to fight the problem as artist Lin Evola-Smidt.

When gun violence ravaged Los Angeles in the early nineties, Lin decided to help stop the problem by convincing residents to give up their guns, which would then be melted down to create statues of angels—an appropriately uplifting icon for those living in the increasingly dangerous City of Angels. The project was a success and within a few years, the area was filled with small metal angels—each reflecting more guns being taken off the city streets. 2. 3. Parking lots and roadsides everywhere are adorned with damaged and lost hubcaps. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 6 Textile artists using recycled materials.

Recycling in art is not a new concept, but practitioners working with textiles seem to be discovering evermore innovative means of harnessing this abundant source of raw materials. The range of textile art being created from recycled or reclaimed goods is testament to the versatility offered by making use of stuff that has had a life already; a life that is often purely functional and as far removed from ‘art’ as you can imagine. The appeal to the textile artist using recycled materials goes much deeper than an easing of their social conscious! The materials being used often have an inherent history, which can offer a powerful starting point and make for a more meaningful process. Collectors and art-lovers will also potentially connect with the finished artwork on a deeper level if they are privy to its story.

Today we explore the work of 6 diverse textile artists doing incredible things with recycled materials. 1, Su Blackwell Su Blackwell – Treasure Island, 2013 2, Natasha Kerr. 8 Fashion Brands That Use Recycled Materials. Reduce, reuse, recycle. The three Rs have been making their way into the fashion world with new force in recent years, and we’d like to share a couple of brands that are using recycled materials to keep waste to a minimum while creating beautifully unique products.

From high-fashion looks to eco-conscious denim to upcycled handbags made from airplane seats, these designers will inspire you in more ways than one. 1. tonlé: We wrote about this Cambodia-based game-changer last month, but they are quickly expanding their zero-waste brand made entirely from textile scraps, creating a manufacturing chain that’s efficient and sustainable. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What other brands incorporate recycled materials into their process? PopUp House | Making passive construction easy. A Guide to Insulated Concrete Formwork - Homebuilding & Renovating. Sustainable Design For The Home on Exterior Design Ideas with HD Resolution 1864x1047 pixels - Home Architecture Design And Decorating Ideas | Seous. Sustainable Design For The Home is one of from many awesome home design ideas to get great and perfect home. The Sustainable Design For The Home is also one of the popular designs for home design categories on March, 2015.

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Best Designs Ideas of Sustainable Design For The Home Show All Designs + Another reference about Home Container , easily you can look at our gallery about Sustainable Design For The Home. Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) - Homebuilding & Renovating. If you have ever been to a Homebuilding & Renovating Show, you cannot have failed to notice various stands full of polystyrene building blocks. Maybe you have stopped for a chat and picked up a leaflet, or maybe you’ve simply hurried on by, but, to date, not that many of you have been brave enough to actually build your houses using them. However, during the past couple of years, there seems to have been a sea change taking place and the suppliers all report sharply increased sales. Not just to self-builders, but to hard-nosed developers as well. An appear­ance on Grand Designs, albeit not without its problems, has further projected the whole concept into the limelight. So what are these polystyrene houses all about?

Insulating Concrete Forms Of course, these are not really polystyrene houses at all. Whilst ICF is a European innovation, its uptake has been most dramatic in North America. Advantages over brick and block Advantages over timber frame Costings Differences Follow-on trades. Grand Designs Australia: Sustainable bushland home - Complete Home. HOUSE: Coorabell LOCATION: Coorabell, NSW DATE COMPLETED: May 2013 A home design situated in a commanding hilltop position that looks out onto stunning Byron Bay, Mount Warning and the lush surrounding hinterland. This contemporary residence celebrates nature and sits lightly on the land. The owners, an environmentally conscious couple with one daughter, use this cliff-top beauty as a holiday retreat from their home in Sydney. What better way to escape the city than to immerse yourself in a setting as tranquil as this? The project began with the blank 27-hectare site which offered uninterrupted views of the ocean to the north and east, and of Mount Warning and the Dividing Ranges to the west.

The homeowners’ brief was for a modern, stylish and interesting home that was still “welcoming” and wasn’t “ostentatious.” The principal design challenge of this new build was the site’s susceptibility to wind from all directions. The interiors are kept neutral with whites, greys. Project team: Grand Designs' eco home puts planners to the test - Kate Rees. Grand Designs went eco for this week’s episode as Kevin McCloud followed single mum Natasha Cargill in her quest for a rural family retreat. The housekeeper, who swapped London for Norfolk, wanted her son to have the best upbringing in the countryside. So what better way to achieve it than by creating your own house?

Indeed, after years of renting and searching for the perfect property to no avail, Natasha took it upon herself to build her dream home. The only problem that could potentially stand in her way was the planning department and its tight regulations. Having purchased a half-acre plot off a local farmer, she spent £80,000 knowing that it was protected land with the strictest of planning conditions in the UK. It was a rather communal affair actually, as the trainee architect she had chosen for the project, Wilf Meynell, was in fact the farmer’s son. Budgets and timescales were tight, but the design was gorgeous, with the home shaped like two periscopes.

10 of the World’s Best Eco Houses | John Wolfendale's Blog. Introduction In this article I’ve put together 10 of my favourite eco houses from around the world. As you’d expect with the current popularity and poignancy of terms like ‘green homes’, ‘eco friendly buildings’ and ‘sustainable construction’, there are hundreds of houses to choose from when compiling a list like this, which is a great thing!

Because of this I realise I’ve hardly scratched the surface with my research and I’d love to hear any feedback, comments, criticisms or suggestions on the buildings I’ve selected, as well as any you feel I’ve left out… The Eco Arch, Kent, England This rather iconic-looking home, shown on Channel 4’s Grand Designs series in the UK, features an unsupported parabolic arch made up of thousands of tiny clay tiles. This unprecedented feat of engineering is also highly insulated and is covered with layers of gravel and soil to allow wild grasses and flowers to seed.

More information at… The Active House, Lystrup, Denmark LivingHomes RK1, Santa Monica, USA Bio. Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud on the 10 greatest architectural homes. By Kevin Mccloud Updated: 09:35 GMT, 30 March 2011 From the Sliding House using a 20-ton sliding cover on railway tracks to an old fisherman's cottage preserved by giving it weather-proof rubber cladding, KEVIN McCLOUD choose his favourite British homes Architect dRMM came up with a space that changes, using a huge, 20-ton sliding cover on railway tracks that on the one hand protects the building and on the other morphs it It's been dubbed 'Industrial Picturesque', and I love the idea of someone having to come up with a new label for a build. It's fun and it makes me smile. The owners wanted light, space and a connection with the outdoors. So architect dRMM came up with a space that changes, using a huge, 20-ton sliding cover on railway tracks that on the one hand protects the building and on the other morphs it.

You do need a big garden to achieve something like this but it's remarkable It's an architectural response to the outside world. 15 Awesome Ways to Reuse Shipping Containers. Steel shipping containers outlive their usefulness as cargo carriers within 5 years, and they used to sit abandoned at shipyards for years. Now, they’re gaining increasing recognition for their durability, adaptability, light weight, low cost and ease of stacking, spurring a recycling trend that has resulted in shipping container sculpture, homes, hotels, museums and more.

The possibilities are seemingly endless, as illustrated by these 15 amazing examples of cargo container reuse. Housing (image via: Ecopods) (images via: Illy) (image via: Inhabitat) (image via: Oop) The simple, boxy shape of shipping containers makes them perfect for housing, whether creating a small recycled dwelling out of just one container or stacking multiple containers for a larger home or complex of small living spaces. The Ecopod is a great example of just how easy it can be to transform a shipping container into a compact, modern, energy-efficient home. Hotels (image via: Treehugger) (image via: dornob) Museums Art.