Patagonia House Covered in Tins and Bottles

Patagonia House Covered in Tins and Bottles

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Rachael Grad
Apr 24, 2009

Adding shimmer to the surrounding snow, Argentine industrial designer Manuel Rapoport covered his Bariloche, Patagonia house with tin cans from dry milk and tomato sauce. Rapoport found the leftover milk tins that his twin babies consumed too beautiful to discard. So Rapoport turned the tins, also with 800 more tomato tins from local restaurants, into house sheeting. Rapoport also repurposed whisky and cognac bottles into skylights and windows. The effect is stunning. More photos and info below the jump...

Covering the house took Manuel Rapoport only two weeks to finish. Despite some rust, the covering has worked well for years acting as a "perfect shield from water and wind."
Read more about this great house by reading Treehugger's article "Designer Covers Mountain House with Recycled Tin Cans in Patagonia."

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