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Mr. Heineken’s notion came after a pay a visit to to the Caribbean where he saw two difficulties: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of reasonably priced developing components. The WOBO became his vision to solve both the recycling and housing challenges that he had witnessed on the islands.

Mr. Heineken’s concept came immediately after a pay a visit to to the Caribbean exactly where he saw two issues: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of cost-effective building supplies. The WOBO became his vision to solve both the recycling and housing challenges that he had witnessed on the islands.

The final WOBO design came in two sizes – 350 and 500 mm versions that were meant to lay horizontally, interlock and layout in the identical manner as ‘brick and mortar’ construction. A single production run in 1963 yielded 100,000 bottles some of which had been employed to create a modest shed on Mr. Heineken’s estate in Noordwijk, Netherlands. One of the construction challenges “was to find a way in which corners and openings could be made without cutting bottles,” said Mr. Habraken.

A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick [Inhabitat]

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