14 Jan '12, 7pm

Architect Builds House Using 4.5 Million Boeing 747 Parts How amazing is this? #design

Architect Builds House Using 4.5 Million Boeing 747 Parts How amazing is this? #design

Architect David Hertz is building Francie Rehwald the home of her dreams: an eco-friendly house on 55 acres in the remote hills of Malibu, California. Called the Wing House, the structure is being built using a commercial Boeing 747-200. We first reported the plans for the house back in 2005. But the structure requires FAA approval as to not be mistaken for a crash site. Boeing 747's are enormous pieces of modern transportation. Measuring 230 feet in length and 63 feet tall, the aircraft has over 17,000 cubic feet of cargo room. That's a lot of house! Which is why the "house"-- using almost all of the 395,000 pound plane--is spread over seven different structures. The main residence dawns the plane's wings while the cockpit has become the Meditation Pavilion. The first class cabin deck is now the Guest House but the oddest transformation is the Animal Barn. Made from the l...

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