03 Aug '11, 7pm

Extreme Recycling: The Bottle Houses of Prince Edward Island

Images credit The Bottle Houses Bottle buildings are what Bernard Rudolfsky called Architecture without Architects , where ordinary people build extraordinary things. At Cap-Egmont in Prince Edward Island, where he was a lighthouse-keeper, Edouard Arsenault started collecting bottles in 1979. According to his daughter Rejeanne on the Bottle Houses website: inside the tavern In the spring of 1980, at the age of 66, he began his construction, a mere hobby yet. As his six-gabled structure was taking form, visitors started coming in. Impressed by his work, they encouraged him to continue and to advertise it as a tourist attraction. And so, in 1981, the first Bottle House was open to the public. From 1980 to the spring of 1984, he cleverly cemented over 25,000 bottles of various shapes, sizes and colours, into three fantasy-like buildings. I suppose after tossing back a few in ...

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