Monday, August 9, 2010

Recycled plastic bottle sheds

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Thursday, October 09, 2008
Recycled plastic bottle sheds

If you're really keen to go down the green shed route, here's an ambitious project for you - build it out of recycled plastic bottles. Above is an example belonging to Crafty People's Sister C at the historic St Anns Allotments. Built around a timber frame, the bottles were collected from friends and family before being cut to size (there's a good explanation of how that's done on her site). Alternatively, try doing one without any timber at all like Jane Burt's installation below. Her ‘Green Green House’ was made with more than 1,000 recycled plastic bottles collected from friends and the local recycling centre. The roof is self-supporting and the bottle bases were sewn together to make a stained glass window over the front door plus bead curtain for the entrance. Here's what she says:

"The green house has a wonderful fluidity and luminosity whilst creating a harmonious link to its natural surroundings. In this climate of enhanced conservational awareness, it is exciting to bring a practical element to recycled materials whether it be inspirational, educational or regenerative. I trust I have demonstrated that trash can be transformed into a beautiful building that sparkles and shimmers in the sun while conserving heat and rainwater."

Posted by Alex at 12:30 PM

bituin said...

hmmm interesting! nice job there. never thought of plastic bottle as a building material. now i can add that to my list on how to re-use plastic bottles. thanks.
11:11 PM
Anonymous said...

By cutting and splitting then holding flat and heating to modest temperatutes (boiling water) flat sheets can be fabricated from soda bottles!
5:30 PM
Rosie said...

wow! it's so great! recycling those bottles, even in your own little way, helps save the environment.

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