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Asia’s First School Made of Plastic Bottles is 3x Stronger than Concrete

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On December 27, 2010 @ 6:43 pm In Architecture,Green Building,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 10 Comments

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From family homes [2] to entire temples [3], we’ve seen a lot of bottle [4] architecture here at Inhabitat, but this is the first bottle school we’ve come across, and we think it makes so much sense. Plastic bottles are every where, and until we can finally do away with them completely, why not turn them into livable, usable structures?

In order to raise awareness for the school, MyShelter Foundation [5]organized a run in June. They also collected bottles – which most people were more than happy to get rid of – at the event. The Bottle School [6] was constructed with the help of dozens of volunteers who secured the bottles [7] with liquified adobe and steel bars. The site was donated by the local government of San Pablo.

“It’s very empowering because what used to be a problem is now a solution,” said Mr. Diaz about the inspiring project. Congratz to MyShelter Foundation for completing their very first Bottle School and stay tuned because word on the street is that there are many more schools like this one in the works.

Photos © Kristel Marie Fuentes Gonzales [8]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/12/bottle-school-6.jpg

[2] family homes: http://inhabitat.com/la-casa-de-botellas-argentinian-home-made-out-of-recycled-plastic-bottles/

[3] entire temples: http://inhabitat.com/temple-of-a-million-bottles/

[4] bottle: http://inhabitat.com/polli-bricks-by-miniwiz/

[5] MyShelter Foundation : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2094300&id=1117133287&page=5

[6] Bottle School: http://www.bottleschoolproject.org/my-shelter.html

[7] bottles: http://inhabitat.com/trash-temple-made-from-100-tons-of-recycled-plastic-bottles/

[8] Kristel Marie Fuentes Gonzales: http://www.facebook.com/kriscrossingtwistedskylines

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