The Lego-style Plastic Brick Houses That You Can Build Yourself

Houses with recycled plastic bricks

The purpose of this project is to  transform plastic and rubber garbage into an alternative construction system for temporary and permanent homes, and other buildings. An inexpensive and accessible raw material anywhere in the world. A construction system 30% cheaper than traditional systems in rural areas.

Plastic Concepts is a project by the Colombian architect Oscar Andrés Méndez.

Oscar Andrés Mendez

The plastic is melted and injected into a mold to produce plastic blocks that are assembled like Lego pieces, a simple assembly system that facilitates the construction of houses.

Plastic concepts

Additives are added to make them fire resistant. In addition, the plastic structure makes it resistant to earthquakes.

House with plastic bricks

Their mission is to provide the materials and give the necessary training to build their houses using their system. A house for a family can be built by four people, without experience, in just five days.

This system, on the one hand, reduces the plastic that reaches landfills, which reduces the consumption of water and energy, as well as the reduction of CO2 emissions through the use of these recycled materials.

Low-cost technology that transforms recycled plastic into building bricks

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