Boeing 747 is mankind greatest engineering achievement and abandoning it in a remote desert to gather dust makes a statement on the transient nature of our technology. In an extreme example of sustainable reuse and appropriation architect David Hertz gave life to a discarded 747 by building a home out of its various parts for his client Francie Rehwald. The green house is built atop a hill in Malibu. The plane’s wings make the home’s roof, the fuselage serves as the guest house, and the cockpit windows form skylights in the house. Rehwald had to secure permission from 17 different government agencies. Interestingly a new plane would cost a whooping US$200 million, the plane scrap came relatively cheap at USD$35,000, with all of its getting used.
Via: My Fox DC