An old tradition will be revived in Hong Kong when Stanley Siu’s Wishing Pavilion is erected in Victoria Park, Hong Kong. Photo: courtesy of Daydreamers Design

Recycled-plastic bricks used to revive a Mid-Autumn Festival tradition, and make a point about eco-friendly construction

  • Tower burning is a facet of mid-autumn festivities in southern China that has died out. Hong Kong architects have built an eco-friendly, flame-free version
  • It’s also a showcase for the polyethylene bricks used to make it; they have wider application in internal and external building design, the architects believe
Topic |   Chinese culture

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An old tradition will be revived in Hong Kong when Stanley Siu’s Wishing Pavilion is erected in Victoria Park, Hong Kong. Photo: courtesy of Daydreamers Design
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Swiss-based company Nature Squared’s eggshell bathtub sits on a base of upcycled cow bone. The company specialises in sustainable indoor products made using natural materials, sourced mainly from the Philippines.

Sustainable design: wealth of waste upcycled, recycled to make furniture with a conscience

  • Waste materials such as bone, skins, feathers, shells, automotive parts, PET bottles, coffee grounds – you name it, furniture designers find uses for them
  • From a superyacht bathroom to supermarket shelves, their creations have found growing acceptance as consumers understand the pressures on our planet
Topic |   Sustainable Living

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Swiss-based company Nature Squared’s eggshell bathtub sits on a base of upcycled cow bone. The company specialises in sustainable indoor products made using natural materials, sourced mainly from the Philippines.
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