David Hertz and the Studio of Environmental Architects recycled an entire 747 airplane to build several structures on a 55-acre piece of property in Malibu, California. The primary residence, named the 747 Wing House, is now complete. The main residence utilizes much of the old airplane wing as the roof. The home, located in a fairly remote area, also takes advantage of solar power, radiant heating, natural ventilation and high performance windows.
Parts of the airplane are used throughout the compound and almost all of it will end up being reused. Here, an old engine serves as a fire pit.
Via Inhabitat. (Images by Studio of Environmental Architects)