Gallery: Dazzling Recycled Tomato Tin House Found Deep in Patagonia’s F...

One inserted to the other forming a wavy surface
 

Bariloche-based designer Manuel Rapoport has built himself a stunning studio house clad in used tomato can tiles in the midst of Patagonia’s dense wilderness. The shiny house was built with tins leftover from local bars and restaurants, which are preserved with a protective coat of varnish every 6 years. “Manu”, the designer-maker, has always been interested in recycling and the use of readily available resources – he says “I don’t need to use titanium to have my very own Guggenheim, I can use tomato tins.”

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