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June 30, 2013
From varnished drainage pipes to old sailcloths with a second wind, these six projects utilize rescued, revamped, and reused materials.

Das Park Hotel in Ottensheim, Austria has made hotel rooms out of retired concrete drainage pipes. After receiving a coat of varnish, a skylight, and a colorful paint job on the back wall, these pipes are ready for occupants.

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A massive wall of books topped with a sheet of glass forms a colorful desk for this office.

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The Brooklyn Home Company renovated a Brooklyn, New York townhouse, contrasting a modern interior with reclaimed materials. The bathroom door pictured here was originally the barn door of a New Hampshire sheep farm.

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Adding a light bulb to an old piece of piping might seem strange, but the elegant result of the Kozo 21 lamp speaks for itself.

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Old pieces of sailcloth are reworked into nautical beanbag chairs to keep the spirit of summer alive all year.

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The Tired Lounge chair, designed by Leo Kempf is made of FSC Birch and recycled tires for a stylish and ecologically friendly piece of furniture.

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Das Park Hotel in Ottensheim, Austria has made hotel rooms out of retired concrete drainage pipes. After receiving a coat of varnish, a skylight, and a colorful paint job on the back wall, these pipes are ready for occupants.

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