Gallery: Gernot Riether’s Cocoon-Like Sugarcane Buildings Win AIA Compe...

A series of glowing cocoon-like enclosures will soon light up New Orleans' historic district. Selected in AIA's annual design competition, the proposal by Gernot Riether shows off an interesting building material that could save carbon emissions. Made
 
A series of glowing cocoon-like enclosures will soon light up New Orleans' historic district. Selected in AIA's annual design competition, the proposal by Gernot Riether shows off an interesting building material that could save carbon emissions. Made from glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) comprised of either recycled plastic or sugar cane (which has been grown in the region for 200 years), the amorphous pavilion is currently open to the Public in New Orleans historic French Quarter.

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  1. Inhabitat’s Week ... May 30, 2011 at 6:37 am

    […] this week, from a restaurant made from a recycled Soviet airplane in Zurich to an innovative cocoon-like building made from sugarcane that recently won an AIA competition. We also showed how Plantlab is making vertical urban farms a […]

  2. Inhabitat’s Week ... May 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    […] this week, from a restaurant made from a recycled Soviet airplane in Zurich to an innovative cocoon-like building made from sugarcane that recently won an AIA competition. We also showed how Plantlab is making vertical urban farms a […]

  3. RicciAngel News »... May 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    […] this week, from a restaurant made from a recycled Soviet airplane in Zurich to an innovative cocoon-like building made from sugarcane that recently won an AIA competition. We also showed how Plantlab is making vertical urban farms a […]

  4. arcilook May 27, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Looks like some kind of an alien nest. Interesting idea.

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