To celebrate Hong Kong's Lantern Wonderland 2013 festival, which wrapped up last month, Hong Kong-based firm Daydreamers Design constructed this massive Rising Moon dome, made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and LED lights. The 65-foot-diameter installation certainly isn't the only formerly drinkable masterpiece out there, but it's definitely in running for the loveliest. The structure was meant to resemble the inside of a paper lantern, and was comprised of 4,800 five-gallon water bottles fitted with LED lights and arranged in triangular modules.
Inside the dome were 2,300 more bottles— this batch hanging from the ceiling like an eco-friendly chandelier. These—combined with the moonlight that filters in—created a glowing effect designed reflect the moon across the pond on which the structure floats. The festival has ended so this ultra-green piece of art has likely already been recycled, of course; for posterity's sake head, though, head to Design Boom to check out more photos and a video documenting the project's 10-day construction.
· Rising moon: lantern pavilion made from recycled water bottles [Designboom]
· This 'fortress of glass' is made of six million glass bottles [Curbed National]
· Here's a house made entirely out of heineken bottles [Curbed National]