Architecture Graduate Builds Own Office With 8,500 Beer Bottles


A Chinese graduate has built himself an incredible office using thousands of used beer bottles. Aspiring architect Li Rongjun has built a two-storey building using 8,500 bottles in Chongqing in south western China. The top half of the 300 square feet office consists of 40 layers of bottles, while the lower half is made of brick, Scoop has more:

Li Rongjun and his father spent four months building the 18-feet high building, which cost more than 70,000 yuan (£7,175). Pictures show how the bottles are stacked in rows with the bottoms facing inwards, while stones and cement were used to fill in the gaps between the bottles.  Li, who graduated from the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology this year, now hopes to open his own design studio and use his office to attract clients.  He said: ‘I wanted to build an artistic and usable office.This building is also my calling card for my future business plans.

‘It will allow investors to see my products in real life and see my talent.”  He says that he will not draw the designs himself, but instead wants to sell his inventive ideas. He has interned at a number of construction companies but said that a career there does not appeal to him.  He said: ‘There is no creativity and it’s a waste of life to be there. No matter if I succeed or not I want to give my dream a try.’

His father said that the building showed Li’s determination to succeed: ‘He has been very independent from a young age. We could see that he has a strong determination to create his own business.’ ‘When he proposed to build the glass house, although we are a family of limited means I immediately told him he would have my complete support.’  Neighbour Li Yan said: ‘At night it looks even better. The lights are on and the building glows. Some of the green light shines over to the nearby road.’


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