- 1:56 pm - Tue, Sep 4, 2012
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A house made entirely out of Heineken bottles. Over on Laughing Squid today there’s a retrospective of the great, green bottle and its small role, decades ago, in the eco housing movement.
The story goes something like this: in the ’60s Alfred Heineken, president of Heineken International, enlisted Dutch architect N. John Habraken to design a brick-shaped, stackable beer bottle that might have utility even after being discarded on a beach. One-thousand of these Heineken WOBOs—”World Bottle”—could build a 10-by-10-foot house in communities lacking affordable construction materials.
The idea never really came to fruition, and only two WOBO houses remain today: above, have a look at the WOBO shed on Heineken’s own property near Amsterdam.
via Here’s a House Made Entirely Out of Heineken Bottles - Architectural Craziness - Curbed National
We mentioned this a while back, but it’s cool to see an image of a house. Also: Here’s an even older post about a temple made from “a million” Heineken bottles.