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Netherlands Pavilion Presents New Possibilities for Recycled Plastic Construction Materials

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 1, 2017 3:07:05 PM

As reported by archdaily.com:

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Project.DWG and LOOS.FM have unveiled their PET pavilion, a temporary structure in a community park in The Netherlands that focuses on issues of sustainable building, recycling, and waste by rethinking the ways that buildings are developed, built, and used. Specifically, the pavilion is a study of the use of plastic waste as a building material.

Using the elevated framework of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the structure consists of two monumental slabs in a steel framework. “From floor to ceiling, double-walled transparent corrugated sheets hold over 40,000 plastic bottles,” with bottle caps attached to bottlenecks supporting the system.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

© Project.DWG / Artwork by Martin Oostenrijk 


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