No, I'm Drinking Beer for the Sake of Our Future House Hon
Recycling only happens once or twice a week. What do you do when mountains of beer bottles stack up from all those nights of gaming and watching sports? Build a house! An architect in Chongqing, China did just that.
Li Rongjun built a one-room structure entirely out of beer bottles. Li’s objective was to incorporate real-life into his creations, showing his talent and creativity. He stacked 8,500 bottles into 40 layers, creating a 300 sq. ft. office space. The bottles were aligned neatly such that the mouth of the bottle faces outward and the base faces inward. As a result, the inside looks like as if the beer bottles magically stick together. On the outside, you see that the gaps between bottlenecks are filled with rocks and cement. The cement provides strength while the rocks add on to the aesthetics. Although the exterior is mostly cement, that does not affect light entering Li’s office. The same applies to light going out. At night, light from inside illuminates the path outside creating a green glow.
Another architect in Chongqing questions Li’s beer bottle house for its sturdiness. As creative as Li’s project seems, a man in Russia built a house out of glass bottles before already. The Russian man claims that his is sturdy because it was built on a solid base. If a bottle breaks, it can be easily replaced too. Li Rongjun’s design is less detailed. Hope his house will stay intact.
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