Discover the innovative Chuzhi House, a subterranean home nestled respectfully into a challenging site in rural South India. Constructed using 4,000 recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed wood, the home’s intricate twisting roof and sustainable features make it a must-see.
The Chuzhi house, designed by Wallmakers, is a sustainable home built using around 4,000 recycled plastic bottles. The home is situated on a plot of land in rural South India that was considered unsuitable for building on.
Wallmakers designed the home to nestle low into the rocky outcrop, wrapping around trees and blending in with the surrounding landscape. The plastic bottles were filled with concrete and covered with soil to help form the home’s structure.
The interior uses reclaimed wood for flooring, and the walls are primarily made from the surrounding earth using a cob-style building technique. The centerpiece of the Chuzhi’s interior is the swirling roof, made up of intricate curved beams and glass, which maximizes light inside.
The home measures 2,122 sq ft and has a simple and open living area, a master bedroom, and a second bedroom. The decor is earthy and suits the rural area, with wooden furniture and hues. The Chuzhi is the latest in a line of homes incorporating plastic bottles into their structures, following the Beach House and the Plastic Bottle Village.
The Chuzhi is an excellent example of building in an area that was previously deemed unsuitable for construction, and it shows how sustainability can be a crucial part of a home’s design.
The plastic bottles were filled with concrete and covered with soil to help form the home’s structure.