We have come across many creative work made from plastic bottles. But, the bottles being transformed into a castle is a one-of-a-kind work that is truly appreciable and inspiring. La Casa de Botellas is a Palace designed of plastic bottle that is confined by Santa Cruz Family.
The house designed by the Alfredo Santa Cruz family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina sets an example to utilize the plastic bottles that could possibly have been trashed into bins. Almost every item of the house is made of thousands of PET plastic bottles, which is simple, accessible and creative at the same time.
The walls, columns, beds, couches, coffee tables and even an outdoor garden palapa are made from discarded drink bottles. A small playhouse for his younger daughter is again made up of the plastic bottles. Self-invented casting technology keeps these thousands of bottles fused together without obstructing the visual symmetry. The list of the bottles use in various parts of the home is as follows:
• 1200 PET plastic bottles in its walls
• 1300 milk and wine Tetra Pack containers in its roof
• 140 compact disk boxes in its doors and windows
• 120 PET plastic bottles in the couches
• 200 PET plastic bottles in the bed
The house receives visitors almost every day in Puerto Iguazu. It reopened back for visitors in 2022.
We have some articles that I would like to recommend to the readers.
Foundation Repair And Maintenance
We have described here the type of foundations, what is a foundation inspection and what should be included in a good foundation inspection checklist. We can discover problems in the foundation to make us ask ourselves if it is safe to live in a house with foundation problems.
To repair a foundation, the service provider requires an underpinning system using piers: push piers vs helical piers where helical piers are preferable for residential real estate objects.
We have water in the crawlspace: I explain what to do when the crawlspace is flooded, if it is normal to have water in the crawlspace after a heavy rain, and the importance to perform a crawlspace waterproofing thereafter, normally by installing a vapor barrier. I describe how to improve the air quality in the crawlspace and to accomplish this, I am reluctant to use lime powder in this article, where I explain the pros and con, as I would be using lime powder only to avoid the dangers of raw sewage under house. However, you will need a certified specialist to deal with a risky sewage backup in the basement.
We discuss the sill plate replacement cost and how to avoid the outdoor sump pump freezing, because it happened to me once.
There are always new methods for repairing foundations. One of them that we investigate here is the Powerbrace foundation repair method.
Animals can be a problem when they live near the foundation: In the following articles we describe how to remove them and how to prevent them from digging and burrowing. The articles are about animals digging holes around the foundation or burrowing below concrete.
In regards to basements, I describe how to solve the hydrostatic pressure in the basement.
There are some interesting articles here, in this Framing category. I refer to sistering floor joists, as a methodology to reinforce existing floor joists with some emphasis on sistering 2x6 floor joists or sistering with 2x8 instead, and about the building code for sistering joists.
About water heaters, we have a complete guide about water heater types and I also explain in detail the difference between a mobile home water heater and the standard water heater of a normal house. I also describe in detail how to remove the heating element without an element wrench using just a socket.
After the lifecycle of the water heater is over, I reveal to you different options to proceed with its disposal.