Green Building

Recycled airplane parts used to build Malibu house

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:42

A house that was made from a recycled airplane was recently completed on a 55-acre site in Malibu, California. The house features the latest technology and green materials, according to the publication A Place in the Sun.

Architect David Hertz designed the futuristic residence, as the home features modern looks like the floating roof that is made exclusively from the wings of a decommissioned Boeing 747, the magazine reported.

The team of builders is planning to use more parts from decommissioned airplanes to add more structures to the property, including guest quarters, a meditation pavilion, a barn and an art studio, the publication reported.

Along with the recycled airplane parts, the re-named Wing House uses the latest in solar power, using panels on the roof that not only provide the residence with energy, but are used to help warm the radiant heating system that is in the floor throughout the home, according to the news source.

Radiant heating can be used as a way to provide uniform comfort throughout an entire residence, as the technology is able to heat the home in an efficient manner that allows for only two to three degrees difference in temperature between the floor and the ceiling.