Heineken WOBO: The beer bottle brick 24 Oct 2007
In 1963, beer brewer Alfred Heineken and architect John Habraken created the Heineken WOBO (WOrld BOttle) - the "brick that holds beer". Heineken came up with the idea during a visit to the Caribbean where he observed two significant problems: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of affordable building materials. The WOBO was his solution to these challenges. Unfortunately, this environmentally-friendly design failed to take off and was subsequently shelved. We wonder if it would fare better in today's more eco-sensitive climate...?
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