Walls that withstand strong typhoons and powerful earthquakes should be made of steel shouldn’t they? Not necessarily. Taipei’s EcoARk exhibition pavillion is made of 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles claimed from the waste system. The creation of honeycomb-like interlocking plastic building bricks, polli-bricks, holds seven world records in green construction.
“EcoARK is the world's lightest, movable, breathable environmental miracle” said Douglas Hsu, chairman of the Far Eastern Group, who commissioned the building. It can be taken apart and reassembled at another site after the Taipei International 2010 Exposition. Plastic never looked so sleek, modern and almost translucent. Plastic, the new glass.
Have an infinitely modern day!