The Most Creative Way to Recycle an Old Boeing 747
Where do airplanes go when they die? Do they have airplane heaven to look forward to? While most airplanes are dismantled and the separate parts are dealt with accordingly (scrap metal shops, recycling, etc.), here’s one airplane that has been re-purposed and turned into a house. Definitely not the kind of house you see everyday.
The house uses parts of a decommissioned Boeing 747, with the guys of David Hertz Architects ((David Hertz Architects)) being the masterminds of the project. The house is located in Malibu, already one of the most strategic places in the area – strategic in terms of building to get some of the most stunning views. Of course, people who build in that area also have high standards to meet – that of having the most stunning house, the most unique house, or whatever “the most” you can think about. I guess that in the case of the “Wing House”, the owner has definitely reached those standards.
In building the main house, the fuselage, the wings, and the cockpit of the 707 were used. In true glam style, the “house” is not made of one single structure. There are also other structures which make use of the plane parts – guest quarters, a meditation pavilion, a barn, and an art studio.
The house is not all about style, though. It is also environment-friendly, utilizing solar power, natural ventilation, etc.
It’s a really cool house – there is no denying that, but here’s a question for you: Does this mean that the owner of this house doesn’t have to pay for an airplane ticket to become a member of the mile-high club?
For more beautiful photos, check out Inhabitat.