There’s something special about this library’s information desk at TU Delft [Delft University of Technology] located in Delft, Netherlands. Looking closely, one finds that the structure actually comprises of an assortment of books piled together. In fact the desk at the department of architecture’s library, has been put together with recycled books.
Useless and waste paper can be abundantly found in our rooms and around our work desk. Wouldn’t it be great to have them used up in making something useful? The machine called the P&P Office Waste Paper Processor sucks in papers and what it produces from the cylindrical end are pencils! Apart from the papers the raw materials required are pencil lead and glue, each of which has its own slot in the device.
Again, this is no ordinary sink. The top part of the sink unlike the normal ones has been made from recycled rubber, which otherwise would have gone waste. We did come across some uses of recycled rubber before like sculptures and furniture, but the use of it in a sink is something new and thought provoking. The close-up picture [below] provides you an understanding of how it would look like.
You are presently looking at the pedal powered submarine, called Scubster. Built by French engineers, this 3.5m underwater vessel is propelled forward by simple pedaling [no harmful emissions involved]. Although the compartment is watertight, one has to have an oxygen cylinder and mask to enjoy the ride. The man powered craft can speed up to 8km/hr [5mph] with the efficiency directly depending upon the rider. The more you pedal, the faster it is.
Check out this bamboo bench by Elena Goray and Christoph Tönges. Called the Pile Isle, the bench comprises of a bundle of brown bamboo poles held together just by four belts of stainless steel. Simple and cool, the bench has the natural feel to it, that is hard to resist. Be it the park or the city, the Pile Isle brings in the earthy feeling that we so much miss in the concrete jungles.