From the documentary, Ants: Nature’s Secret Power: A colossal ant hill (um… yes, my dear co-curator, let’s assume that they have all moved out already, shall we?) is pumped full of concrete, and then excavated to illuminate its subterranean structure — tunnels that were cleared of forty tons of dirt… by ants!
via Open Culture.
Built from thousands of plastic bottles, La casa ecológica de botellas was designed and constructed by Alfredo Santa Cruz and his family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. Lit with outside light, softened by the clear plastic, it is a surprisingly beautiful (and waterproof!) structure. There are more photos and some stats as to what it’s made of at Inhabitots.
The Ecological Bottle House exemplifies the concept of self sustainability and demonstrates how a bit of creative ingenuity can bring about positive change in the way humans interact with the environment. This project addresses four distinct yet interrelated aspects of the human environment relationship: the ecological, social, cultural and tourism.
This is exactly what the kid should see.