Young Architect Builds Office With Empty Beer Bottles

Young Architect Builds Office With Empty Beer Bottles|

Young Architect Builds Office With Empty Beer Bottles|

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA – A recent graduate who is an architect has tried something different instead of seeking for a job. To start his own business he spent four months turning a long-abandoned tile plant into an office made out of 8,500 empty beer bottles.

Li Rongjun spent four months and more than 70,000 yuan completing what he terms an office with the help of his father.

Sand, cement and cobblestones were the other materials used.

It was Li’s first project after finishing his construction degree at the Inner Mongolia University Of Science & Technology this year.

“I want to build an office which combines artistic beauty with pragmatism,” said Li Rongjun.

Young Architect Builds Office With Empty Beer Bottles|

The top level of the two-story structure is made of 8,500 beer bottles in 40 layers, while the bottom floor is built with mud and brick. Each of the 29 square meter structure’s stories is 2.8 meters high.

“The building is more beautiful in the evening as it is luminous under the lighting,” said a villager named Li Yan.

Li plans to improve and expand the office, which he hopes will showcase his skills in order to attract investors and partners to start his own business in construction design.

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