TAG: Recycled glass

The Many Faces Of GreenStone

The Many Faces Of GreenStone

Realm of Design is a company based in Nevada that has taken recycling and created a unique and versatile building material from it. Using recycled glass from beverage bottles, which are abundant in their location, they crush up the old containers and turn them into, well, just about anything they want. Their product, called GreenStone, can be made into endless items including flooring, columns, counters, fountains, staircases, gazebos and many other architectural creations. It can be formed to resemble many materials like metals, concrete and wood. Designs can even be done in specific colors using colored crushed glass. It can… read more

Make An Oven And A Pizza

Make An Oven And A Pizza

Cob structures provide durable designs, but aren’t only reserved for housing. They can also make great outdoor ovens. Whether you are a total foodie or just enjoy a good fire cooked culinary feast, a cob oven is a versatile, natural way to heat up the cooking flame. They are not expensive or hard to build, are long lasting and will provide hours of outside entertainment. A brick base is laid and then mud, clay and grasses are formed into a dome shape and allowed to dry. Many oven designs use handmade bricks that form a circle once finished, but they can be any… read more

Recycled Glass Never Sounded So Good

Recycled Glass Never Sounded So Good

If you love music and recycling, read on. There is a way to combine the two, and the outcome looks and supposedly sounds like no other. Speaker components, worlds of wiring wonder and an essential outlet for sound, come in countless forms. Many are not ecologically made and can be constructed from materials that are prepared to house the fragile internal system but without much regard to the outer environment. There are actually several versions of glass speaker systems, however a smaller number of those are made from recycled glass. Rinz Sound is one company who offers up a set… read more

Beautiful Bottled Design

Beautiful Bottled Design

Endless interesting things can be made with recycled glass bottles. They are the perfect material for craft projects as well as upscale designs. However, one extensively gorgeous project is hard to surpass. “Project” may not be the correct term, however. Named Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, although the local given name is The Million Bottle Temple, it is a breathtakingly delicate workhorse of a structure. Located in Thailand in the Sisaket province in Khun Han, this Buddhist temple is a modern take on recycled design. The building was started in 1984 and is made of more than 1 million glass bottles,… read more

Smart Glass: Not Just For Windows

Smart Glass: Not Just For Windows

Over the past few years, glass used for windows has become increasingly more energy efficient due to new techniques and designs. Traditionally made windows can lose up to 30% of a home’s energy and cause heat fluctuations. Smart glasses are one innovative update in the window design world that considerably increases energy efficacy. Researchers have found that thinly coating vanadium dioxide nanoparticles with a specialized film helps windows function at a heightened level, therefore increasing energy saving capabilities. Applied to films and the materials used to make glass, smart glasses like BioGlass use this application. Glass for windows has customarily… read more