Call for Sustainability: Shape of Victorian House Filled with Oil Barrels

Call for Sustainability: Shape of Victorian House Filled with Oil Barrels

We really appreciate those designers who struggle to create not just luxurious projects that would attract and sell, but create statements of major concern for people worldwide. We consider this idea to fit the profile above. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the oil amount that is being dropped daily in the Gulf of Mexico: 5,000 barrels. Hullet Jones of the San Francisco firm Jones | Haydu came up with a way to illustrate just how much this means. He did the Math and figured out that 10,000 barrels of oil (aka the spillage of oil in two days) could fill up a Victorian home in San Francisco. We will say no more and let you think about the implications. However, we would love to know where you stand regarding this project.-via Inhabitat

4 comments

  • Natalie Rose May 16, 2010 at 22:13 PMLogin to Reply →

    An interesting idea, but it has since been revealed that closer to 70,000 barrels (or 7 Victorian houses) is being spilled into the Gulf per day.

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  • Ize May 17, 2010 at 22:31 PMLogin to Reply →

    It’s a good idea as long isn’t used in a historic centre.
    It mingles well with modern designs, but would ruin the significance of a historical place.
    It’s great to make a stand as long that idea doesn’t ruin other things that are important to remain and keep stand on.
    There is a place for everything.

  • Sara September 6, 2010 at 19:41 PMLogin to Reply →

    If you look closely at the little man standing by the barrels, you’ll notice that he is the same little man in the video. This is merely a representation. It isn’t something actually done. Photoshop can still make a pretty powerful statement.