PET bottles for a stunning multicolored ceiling0

Designer Garth Britzman had a great idea to reuse those PET bottles that accumulate in our landfills. He uses them to mount this multicolored ceiling. The bottles are tied, suspended and filled with liquid of different colors and perfectly fulfill its mission of protection against the sun’s rays. Great idea for endless places.

PET bottles for a stunning multicolored ceiling

Here is a time-lapse of the construction and assembly:

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The cover is easy to carry. The structure was built in collaboration with a group of volunteers in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1,581 recycled PET bottles were used for this purpose; This proposal aims to stimulate creative alternatives to the reuse of materials.

Each bottle is filled with a small amount of water of different colors, each color corresponds to the elevation of the bottle from the ground plane.

Wood assembled with screws was used in the pillars. Diagonal braces and metal brackets were added at the corners to increase its structural stability. You can see the complete project with all construction data in this link. Do you dare to create your own?

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The author explains in this video the process, the inspiration and the many curiosities of this phenomenal design:

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