Gallery: Igloo Made From 300 Refrigerators Springs Up in Germany


Berlin-based artist Ralf Schmerberg has constructed an awe-inspiring igloo made almost entirely of old refrigerators in the center of Hamburg, Germany. What appears as a Dada-esque construction filled with absurd little vignettes is actually a statement on the insane amount energy we consume — to prove it, there is a giant electrical meter hooked up to the igloo which displays its waste of energy.

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  1. ArcSyn November 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

    It’s great that newer refrigerators are more efficient, but what is the consumer to do about it? Go out and spend money they don’t have on a new fridge that will eventually save its cost over the next 10 years?

    I don’t have the money to just up and buy a new fridge, and I know I’m not alone in this. So unless the people funding these crazy stunts would rather take that money and put out rebates for new fridge purchases, stop trying to guilt us into spending money we don’t have. If I had unlimited funds I’d have super efficient fridges, dishwasher, clothes washer, dryer, electric car, etc. Unfortunately the world doesn’t work that way, so until then I’m stuck with what I’ve got.

  2. martian_mandi November 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm


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