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POLLI Bricks: Build a House with Recycled Bottles

Posted By Daniel Flahiff On January 15, 2009 @ 11:00 am In Green Materials,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building,Sustainable Materials | 7 Comments

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The creative minds at miniWIZ [2] recently debuted the POLLI-Brick [2], a recycled polymer bottle that can be interlocked to build an incredible array of structures. Made from recycled PET bottles [3], the lightweight bricks offer excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and can build anything from fences and roofs to pots for plants, skylights and beautiful walls of light [4].


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Anyone who has taken a trip to the United States’ southwest desert has likely seen early examples of recycled-bottle architecture [5]. From miner’s shacks to elaborate residences, these practical and ingenious structures helped early frontiersmen and women settle The West. Now miniWIZ, the creative team that brought us the HYmini [6], miniNOTE [2] and SOLARBULB [4], have taken the idea and transformed it into a fantastic new technology.

POLLI-Bricks possess incredible thermal and sound insulating characteristics in addition to an awesome strength to weight ratio, which should make them a hit with architects and builders alike. While you can’t yet get these at your local building supply mega-store, the economy, versatility and structural potential of the POLLI-Brick [2] may just be what a struggling building market needs.

We love the simple beauty of the POLLI-Brick [2] and are happy to report that it has been chosen for inclusion in the Far Eastern Group Fashion Pavillion in the Taipei International Exposition in 2010 [7]. The Fashion Pavillion will showcase the ingenious POLLI-Brick curtain wall system [2], an interlocking honeycomb wall that lights up with a brilliant display of solar-powered LED’s.

+ miniWIZ [2]

Lead Image via Notcot [8]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/15/polli-bricks-by-miniwiz/

[2] miniWIZ: http://www.miniwiz.com/

[3] recycled PET bottles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/28/recycled-water-bottle-cascade-chandelier/

[4] walls of light: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/08/solarbulb-outdoor-led-lamp-by-miniwiz/

[5] recycled-bottle architecture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/27/temple-of-a-million-bottles/

[6] HYmini: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/20/hymini-video-from-treehugger/

[7] Taipei International Exposition in 2010: http://www.2010taipeiexpo.tw/mp.asp?mp=4

[8] Notcot: http://www.notcot.com/archives/2009/01/solarbulb.php

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