From a house covered in translucent polycarbonate panels to a collection of polycarbonate furniture – the latest polycarbonate architecture and design projects. . With its ability to improve a building's thermal efficiency and maximise natural light, polycarbonate plastic is becoming increasingly popular in architecture. We've.
12 Dec 2017 . Constructing a house by plastic bottles used for the walls,. joist ceiling and concrete column offers us 45% diminution in. the final cost. Separation of various components of cost. shows that the use of local manpower in making bottle panels. can lead to cost reduction up to 75% compared to building the.
29 Oct 2011 . www.apexblock.com Watch 2 workers build a house in less than 3 hours using Apex Block, a revolutionary type of insulated concrete forms (ICFs) that don't req.
19 Jan 2016 . Once the mix is soft enough, it's placed in a hydraulic press where it is flattened into panels approximately 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 1 inch thick – about the size . For another innovative project using plastic to build houses, see our write-up on the Nigerian village using plastic bottles as very tough bricks.
15 Jan 2016 . EcoDomum does this by collecting plastic, melting it down and shaping it into large panels, and using those panels as the walls and roofs to build insulated houses. According to González, the process is relatively simple. First, the company collects all kinds of used plastic—from soda bottles to old toys—and.
Plastics Make it Possible has videos on building a plastic tiny house. The PMIP tiny house is in Colorado. Watch and learn how it's done!
27 Jan 2016 . This Affordable Housing in Mexico Is Made Out of Recycled Plastic . more than five hundred affordable houses in several cities around the country (and is working on contracts for several hundred more) is builds the houses using huge amounts of recycled plastic, which it makes into durable panels.
You may have heard of houses being constructed of plastic PET bottles, but if you want to know how to build one, read on.
23 Jan 2017 . Gwangmyeong Upcycle Art Center, South Korea, by Laurent Pereira. Working to a tight budget, architect Laurent Pereira paired polycarbonate panels with a basic steel frame to transform an abandoned building in Gwangmyeong into this art centre. Find out more about Gwangmyeong Upcycle Art Center ?.
7 Feb 2016 . The community then fills them with sand. They train the unemployed and handicapped in their construction methods. They build water tanks, schools, community centers, urban benches as well as homes. Andreas Froese, Eco-Tec's inventor hopes to also build some PET homes in Haiti utilizing construction.
The low compatibility of the different polymers present in mixed plastic waste and the contamination by non-polymeric materials result in poor mechanical and aesthetical properties. For this reason mixed plastic waste are in large part sent to landfill or energy recovery. The innovative idea promoted by this project, is to use.
15 Apr 2015 . Building with Waste, a new book about, well, you can guess, may not sound like it should top your holiday reading list – but, construction geeks as we are, we found its premise fascinating. . These colourful bricks are made from old plastic bags, which are notoriously difficult to recycle in any other way.
22 Jan 2016 . That works out to some 5.5 tons of plastic waste being converted from trash to building materials every day, just from one small plant. A simple house uses about 80 of these panels, and according to founder Carlos Daniel González, includes about two tons of plastic, and can be built in about a week.
24 Feb 2010 . It is fire, storm and wind proof and, being made of plastic, is naturally waterproof. The firm, Swansea-based Affresol, uses material that cannot be recycled any other way, to make panels that bolt together to create low carbon homes. Any plastic, from old patio chairs and tables to building fixtures and fittings,.
27 Jan 2016 . From wildly architectural houses to a whimsical pavilion, plastic breaks the mold in these forward-thinking structures. . Designed by ACXT, the San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain, boasts a fa?ade of twisted white panels made with ETFE plastic. The stadium, on the edge of the city, houses a soccer field.
Kutner had read about communities elsewhere in Latin America using plastic bottles stuffed with compacted trash as building material. Perhaps, Kutner thought, the rest . The workers started by filling metal frames—each measuring ten square feet—with bottles encased between sheets of chicken wire. Then they fastened.
NevHouse delivers shelter, light, clean water and sanitation to those who need it the most. Its low cost homes, school classrooms, medical clinics and other structures are made from recycled materials.
When a house is designed with a bearing frame, the walls can be filled with almost anything (waste, sand, etc.) and then plastered overtop. By collecting plastic bottles and plastic waste to be used as a wall infill improves the surrounding environment and provides inexpensive building materials. Placing bottles right side up.