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More crate-crazed creativity than you can shake a stick at -- this time, in the shape of a curvaceous, wave-form pavilion made from an assemblage of recycled white milk crates. But that's not all -- the crates aren't just stand-alone components, they also serve as suspended beds for the greenery that lines the inside of the structure -- a pretty inventive way to turn a wall of crates into a living skin. Designed by Ann Ha and Behrang Behin and winner for the City of Dreams Pavilion competition of this year's Figment Festival , the 10-foot tall, tent-like structure features reused milk crates from Admar Plastics , which already contain 15 to 20 percent recycled post-consumer plastic content. Liriope is the shade-tolerant plant species used on the underside, while on the outer layer, grass was planted in order to keep the roots of the liriope cool. Overall, the mosaic of planted crate surfaces provides a beautiful shady area of living green for visitors.
We've posted about the cardboard creations of Eric Guiomar before here at AT, some of the paper based creations defying conventions (aka a lot of Dr. Seuss/Tim Burton-style forms). Scriptone over at Instructables rounded up a few more images of what can be created using Eric Guiomar's cardboard creation program, and we're especially wowed with the sculptural pieces and round shaped bookshelves... Scriptone has also collected additional designs from other cardboard furniture designers from around the world here worth perusing for inspiration or just plain admiration (some of these must have taken ages). Perhaps in this economy many us will be saving those cardboard boxes to furnish our homes? Maybe an AT sponsored build-your-own cardboard contest?