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Isla Colón in Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Year of Completion
Material and its Properties
Millions of plastic bottles have been upcycled to create a new housing village. The plastic bottles, filled with air, act as an inslator. They are secured in steel cages, which provide both flexibility and rigidity therefore in the event of an earthquake the structure will remain in tact.
Upcycled plastic bottles
Bezeau, Robert, "Plastic Bottle Village" (2016). Building Case Studies. 297.