August 30, 2013 6:15 pm

Ridwan Kamil and his house of bottles

The self-designed home of the Indonesian architect and mayor-elect of Bandung

Ridwan Kamil has designed offices, mosques and townships across Asia and the Middle East. But Indonesia’s best-known architect has made a very personal statement with his home in the city of Bandung. Every element has been designed to maximise space, while the distinctive façade is made from 30,000 empty bottles of Red Bull. The brown glass gives the house a warm glow, while the gaps between the bottles allow a gentle breeze to pass through. It also makes a point by Kamil about the need for more recycling in a nation of 250m.

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