Recycled plastic blocks are being used to create LEGO-like architecture

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x30w08y8cs0dp6ba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x30w08y8cs0dp6ba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x30w08y8cs0dp6ba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x30w08y8cs0dp6ba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em>A company in Colombia is tackling plastic waste issues and affordable housing with a single ingenious solution: interlocking LEGO-like bricks that can be used to build houses for a few thousand dollars per structure. Walls are formed using a slim slotted brick then framed using a thicker module used for beams and columns, locking the smaller units into place and providing rigid vertical and lateral support.</p></em><br /><br /><p>What to do with the heaps and mounds of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/621387/plastic" rel="nofollow" >plastic</a> piling up all over our planet? Build <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2938/lego" rel="nofollow" >LEGO</a>'s. <a href="http://conceptosplasticos.com/" rel="nofollow" >Conceptos Pl&aacute;sticos</a>' technological innovations make their plastic block homes cost only $5,000. The company&nbsp;is also using this new method to build emergency shelters, community and educational buildings.&nbsp;


These upcycled blocks are designed to be used by anyone regardless of construction experience. Conceptos Plásticos boasts building blocks that are fire and earthquake resistant, cost effective, and durable lasting about 500 years.

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