Dang! We Could Have Built Homes from Bottles of Heineken!

It’s amazing what a little inspiration and a want to make the world a better place can result in.

Beer brewing magnate Alfred Heineken was visiting one of his companies in Curaçao in1960 when he noticed the location’s lack of affordable building materials and poor quality housing, and the beaches littered with his brewery’s beer bottles.  Mr. Heineken would experience a spark of genius when he figured that he could kill two birds with one stone (just a saying….maybe) and, with help from Dutch architect N. John Habraken, created a concept to design an emerald-green glass beer bottle for sale, that could later be reused as a structural building material.   Continue reading “Dang! We Could Have Built Homes from Bottles of Heineken!”