Architect

N. John Habraken

Year of Completion

1970

Client

Heinekin

Material of interest

Recycled Materials

Material Used

Heinekin glass bottles

Properties of Materials

These bottles were manufactured as not only beer bottles, but also to be re- purposed for affordable housing. The neck of one bottle fits into the bottom of another bottle. Using a mortar the stacked bottles can form affordable housing.

Material Properties

Material of interest: Recycled materials

Material used: Old Heinken bottles

Properties of material: These bottles were manufactured as not only beer bottles, but also to be re- purposed for affordable housing. The neck of one bottle fits into the bottom of another bottle. Using a mortar the stacked bottles can form affordable housing.

Application

Exterior structure

Climate

Marine West Coast

Environmental Response

Bottles were created so they could be repurposed.

Keywords

Exterior structure, Marine West Coast, Repurposed, Recycled material

Location

Noordwijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sources

Case study by Alison Andrews, Washington University in St. Louis.

Architect website: http://www.habraken.com/

Other: http://inhabitat.com/heineken-wobo-the-brick-that-holds- beer/

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Date submitted

March 2014

Disciplines

Architecture

Heineken WOBO for Heineken in Noordwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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