Having invested so much life into Rosslyn, I often find myself wondering about other epic house projects, house design and rehab adventures that eclipse the normal homeowner/home balance.
Let me introduce Tito Ingenieri. This creative Argentinian built a beer bottle house out of six million empty glass beer bottles. He will gladly teach anyone how to build this kind of ecological house that simultaneously salvages and recycles materials while keeping the streets clean. In his town of Quilmes, Argentina, neighbors gladly give him their empty bottles and admire his artistic creation.
Sadly the original video I featured in this post has vanished (old link) from the ever mysterious internets. So, I’ve gathered a few alternatives to sate your curiosity.
- Are These the World’s Weirdest Houses? 16 of the most unusual properties… (Source: The Telegraph)
- Beer Bottle Buildings : Tito Ingenieri “For this ginormous house, Tito Ingenieri collected bottles from streets and neighbors. Aside from the obvious reason for letting that jaw of yours drop, I’ve left the best feature for last: the bottles whistle whenever the southern winds blow, signaling that the river is rising. Tito Ingenieri thought of everything.” (Source: Trend Hunter)
- La Casa de Botellas “La Fortaleza” “Except for the concrete mortar, all of the materials used in his constructions are recycled. This includes not only glass bottles of all sizes, shapes, and colors, but also found objects of metal, ceramics, stone, and more…” (Source: Spaces)
- This ‘Fortress of Glass’ is Made of Six Million Glass Bottles “‘The truth is, I owe so much to the public because thanks to them, who drank so much alcohol and threw everything out, I was able to make a house,’ says homeowner, artist Tito Ingenieri, who spent the last 20 years building the walls—some as high as 30 feet—of his recycled home. ‘It’s paradise for me. It’s like living in another dimension.'” (Source: Curbed)