Gallery: FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed...

 
Earlier this month we got wind that the 747 Wing House in Malibu was nearing completion, and David Hertz Architects just sent us the first photos of the finished recycled airplane home! Built from a decommissioned Boeing 747, the floating roof made out of the plane's wings result in a curvilinear home with large floor to ceiling windows to take in the sights of the Malibu mountains and Pacific Ocean below.

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  1. trainlover July 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Totally sustainable. I think if more Americans lived in 55 acre properties there would be less homeless people, less crime, more endangered species, all good things. Where is the banner that reads ‘mission accomplished’?

  2. gregb June 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Words matter. The four “R”s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Re-purpose) are a great, simple guide to going green. But often these words are used inappropriately, and we miss chances to education the public.

    For example, in this article:

    http://inhabitat.com/photo-update-completed-747-house-made-of-an-old-plane-soars-to-new-heights/

    The plane wings are claimed to be “recycled”, but actually they are “Re-purposed” as a roof. A Recycled wing would either be used a wing on another plane, or melted into new aluminum.

    Not a small issue- if everytime we look at “trash” and see all of the Four R’s, much of that trash would become treasure.

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