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Sustainable Design: measure twice cut once

A key component of sustainable design is adaptability. Good design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it.  Even if that situation arises early in the life cycle of a design.

Nowhere is that more apparent than when an error has been made on large complex projects where a miscalculation between initial measurements and “as-built” dimension means that components ordered months earlier in a project do not fit when finally installed.

You can see in this example where DeepStream’s modular planter design allowed us to cut down the lengths of planks in the middle section of a multi-section planter to accommodate an unrecorded change in dimensions at very little cost in dollars or materials.

While the wood will take a week or so to fade to the match color the same design feature allows for replacement of parts or further adaptation for the life of the planter.

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To put the principal of Sustainable Design to work for your project go to http://www.DeepStreamDesign.com

 

Custom Fixtures for Hotels, Restaurants, Multi-Family Housing, Hospitals, Airports, and other Commercial Buildings and Public Spaces

One of the key components of sustainable design is the ability to create custom designs that can be repaired or modified instead of discarded.

Here are 3 custom fixture designs that are use both recycled and easily recyclable material and replaceable parts.

Large Valet Stand

 

 

New Modern Nautique Recycling Bin or Trash Can

If you want a classically proportioned, simple, rugged, no-frills modern design that will give years of service in extreme environmental conditions, order the Nautique model with its straightforward 24-gallon bin made with recyclable HDPE with double the UV life expectancy of 15 years.

Passivated 304 Stainless Steel frame, feet, and lid mean all parts are easily recyclable.

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Nautique: New Recycling Bin or Trash Can shown with bin lid and 24 gallon HDPE bin with superior UV protection

Nautique Recycling Bin or Trash Can by DeepStreamDesign.com

Passivated 304 Stainless Steel Frame, Lid and feet combine with a 24 gallon UV resistant HDPE bin

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Details of DeepStream’s stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

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Modern Trash and Recycling Bins: DeepStream’s new Empire Collection makes the mundane magnificent!

A Designer’s Dream! Like its namesake, our Chameleon trash, recycling, or towel bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out in any environment with an infinite variety of looks.  DeepStream can wrap your graphics shell with any of our stock graphic materials, or use the flexible graphic materials of your choice, or you can do it yourself.

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin with ChopStix snakwood and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Puzzel design with mahogany and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in CrossSwau design with blond wood and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and museum lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and stainless steel museum lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Modern Trash & Recycling Bin

A Designer’s Dream!  Like its namesake, DeepStream Designs Chameleon trash, recycling, or towel bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out in any environment with an infinite variety of looks.

We can wrap our graphics shell with any of our stock materials or the flexible graphic materials of your choice, or you can do it yourself.  Order the Industrial Chic model with its 24-gallon bin for a classic modern minimalist design for the most rugged or sophisticated locations.

There is a perfect model for hotels, office building, restaurants, loft space, art galleries, commercial businesses, and even outdoors.

Nice Modern Trash & Recycling Bins

Outer frame fabricated from 5/16” welded 304 stainless steel rod and flatbar with leveling feet.

Stainless Steel Trash Bin Frame by DeepStream Design

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Lids with 9″ or 12″ diameter openings are thermoformed from a tough proprietary plastic similar to the plastic trays on the back of airplane seats and meets UL-94H fire specifications.

The Shoji Trash Bin has six horizontal stainless steel rings surrounding a graphics shell which encloses a 14-gallon rigid bin liner molded from 100% post-industrial LLDPE. Shown in Mirroflex Celtic Weave in Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

Nice Modern Trash Bin with the stainless steel Shoji frame by DeepStream Design

The Diminimis Trash Bin has four horizontal stainless steel rings surrounding the graphics shell which also encloses a 14-gallon rigid bin liner molded from 100% post-industrial LLDPE. Shown in 3M Di-NOC Bubinga Wood

Nice Modern Trash Bin by DeepStreamDesign.com

Industrial Chic Trash Bin uses either stainless steel frame or lid but the Graphics Shell is replaced with an industrial tough 3/16” thick 24-gallon bin molded from proprietary granite-look HDPE in 3 colors which doubles as the decorative shell.

To view other material options go to: http://www.DeepStreamDesigns.com

Modern Trash and Recycling Bins constructed using the principals of Sustainable Design

Here are two 3Form natural materials, Seagrass and Harvest with an Ivory backer, that DeepStream Designs made into outdoor recycling bins.

These bins will be going into a parking garage in Houston and are complete with passivated SS 16 Gauge Stainless Steel lids.   At our clients request they have been fitted with Smokers Stations by us at a cost lower than they could buy the Smokers Stations by themselves.

All materials used in the construction are recycled or recyclable and the individual pieces can easily be replaced should they ever be damaged or the client want to change their design!

Dual Stream 3Form Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs

Outdoor Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs with passivated stainless steel lid and Smokers Station

3Form dual stream outdoor recycling bin by DeepStream with passivated stainless steel lid

Garden Planters & Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design and American Craftsmen set
DeepStream Designs Garden Planters apart

DeepStream Designs’ mission is to provide alternative products with a timeless design that are engineered and constructed so that they will endure for generations, reducing the impact on the earth’s resources, and providing the lowest cost of ownership over time.  We are philosophically opposed to building cheap products that will be thrown away in a couple of years, or will end up costing our customers more over time.

Crafted to Endure

Why are DeepStream Designs’ Mariner Planters different from the “knocked together” ones you see falling apart everywhere?

Longevity: Classic modern design engineered for the lowest life-cycle cost of any wooden planter never goes out of style.

Frameless Design: DeepStream’s proprietary marine-anodized legs and Anti-Gravity frame system contain and direct the incredible differential forces wood creates when it expands and contracts in the rain and sun, delivering decades of attractive service.  Wood that is bolted or screwed together will tear itself apart in time as each piece expands and contacts at different rates, because they come from different trees and parts of trees.

Customization: Mariner and Audubon legs are available in various shapes that allow us to quickly build modular planters of infinite dimensions in any rectilinear configuration. They can also be single-sided to reduce costs. While standard leg heights are 21”, 31”, and 42”, they are available up to 144”.

DeepStream Designs’ lightweight 800′ multi-section planter

Construction: DeepStream products are manufactured by American craftsmen, using yacht-building techniques and materials, and allow for damaged pieces to be replaced at the manufacturer’s direct cost via our unique “Core Replacement Program.” Proprietary dielectric paste prevents the stainless steel fasteners from seizing in the aluminum legs for decades of access. Proprietary copper treatment of any closed holes in the wood enhances the tropical hardwood’s natural qualities to prevent wood rot for decades.

Better planting environment with less weight: Your plants will grow better with less soil volume in many difficult sunny locations, because our planter-within-a-planter design prevents the root ball from overheating. Our design ensures that the sides of the liner holding the root ball are never exposed to the direct sunlight, which can steam a root ball that is uninsulated by a thick, heavy layer of soil. The outer planter box also hides drip irrigation lines, and provides for better controlled drainage, which is an important design consideration for balconies and roof decks.

Integration:  Part of an integrated system that includes recycling and trash bins, wall systems, and signage, DeepStream Designs planters allow Architects and Landscape Architects to meet their clients’ goals with seamless plans, delivering cost effective solutions to a vital aspect of their projects’ sustainable design goals.

Isolation: We avoid the damaging contact with the ground and the planting material that you see in other planters by using molded recycled plastic liners that will never leak, and that prevent the soil from coming into contact with the wood. Our HDPE plastic feet also prevent contact between the legs and the ground or standing water, preventing galvanic deterioration of the finish.

Materials: Stainless steel fasteners, marine-anodized 6063-T5 aluminum, 3/4” solid tropical hardwood planking, recyled plastic planking and high-density plastics that not only last for decades, but also allow for a more elegant and modern design.

Value: DeepStream sells direct with pricing based on volume, and has very low overhead. This allows us to use the best materials and pay a living wage to American craftsmen, while ensuring that our customer is getting the lowest lifecycle cost for their project and the planet.

Green: DeepStream is committed to doing its part to save the planet by using recycled or easily recyclable materials. Our engineering and materials selections ensure that the products will last as long as possible, breaking the “throw-away” cycle, and protecting the earth’s resources. For every planter we build, even if it is from plastic lumber made from recycled milk bottles, we plant 50 trees in our customer’s name through Trees for the Future. For each recycler we build, we plant 100 trees.