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Posts Tagged ‘bottles’

Freddy Heineken’s Contribution To The World: Beer Bottle Masonry

Thursday, 3 January 2019

 

…The idea of turning waste into useful products came to life brilliantly in 1963 with the Heineken WOBO (world bottle). Envisioned by beer brewer Alfred Heineken and designed by Dutch architect John Habraken, the “brick that holds beer” was ahead of its ecodesign time, letting beer lovers and builders alike drink and design all in one sitting.

This is masonry. Each course is restrained by the male/female neck/punt connection, but the glass frogs (the bumps on the tops and bottom sides of the bottle) don’t provide a lot of friction, so some method of vertical reinforcement is required. Can’t tell how they anchored it to the foundation, or how they attached the roof framing.

I suppose it works in regions with few earthquakes, no serious windloads, and for people who really like green beer bottle natural lighting.

[Found here via here.]

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Saturday Matinee – Litter Bottle Beetles, Alvin Lee, Terry Bean, Keith Richards & James Cotton

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Australian Bottle Beetles [via].

That’s Ten Years After‘s version of the blues standard first recorded by Sonny Boy Williamson. RIP Alvin Lee.

Terry “Harmonica” Bean playing Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Bring It on Home” at the 2012 MS Blues Marathon Expo in Jackson, MS.

From the OMG Dept: Keith Richards and James Cotton performing “Little Red Rooster” during rehearsals for the Hubert Sumlin Benefit concert 2012.

And that’ll do it for another edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend.

The .Gif Friday Post No.241 – Dance Hard, Piano Cola, Foul Tip

Friday, 17 August 2012

[Found here, and here. The middle one’s mine based on this image.]


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