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Giant Glowing Sculpture Made From Crushed PET Bottles Rises at the Venice Architecture Bienniale
Posted By Ana Lisa On January 24, 2013 @ 10:53 am In Art,Design,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Urban design | No Comments
A freestanding sculpture made from thousands of salvaged PET bottles popped up at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Created by Rodrigo Garcia and Maciej Siuda, this repurposed public art installation titled Devebere represents the massive amounts of waste we create.
Garcia  and Siuda created Devebere after winning the Gau:di student competition  for sustainable architecture. The temporary sculpture provided a free space for recreation and relaxation—and created some cool shadows—during the city’s Biennale .
The sculpture was made by first cleaning the outside of the bottles, then taking the label and top off, and sucking the air out of them, which makes them much stronger. A polietilene tube was filled with containers, before being vacuum-packed into bridge formations. Created with the help of many volunteers, Devebere offered creative interaction during the day and it also glowed during the night.
+ Devebere 
Photo © Devebere
Via Experimenta 
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URLs in this post:
 http://www.vimeo.com/49590279: http://www.vimeo.com/49590279
 Garcia: http://ideactionary.eu/
 Gau:di student competition: http://studentcompetition.citechaillot.fr/index.html
 Biennale: http://www.labiennale.org/en/Home.html?back=true
 + Devebere: http://cargocollective.com/devebere
 Via Experimenta: http://www.experimenta.es/noticias/arquitectura/devebere-residuos-proyecto-de-rodrigo-garcia-y-maciej-siuda-37
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