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Jumbo Jet Converted To Malibu Home  
User currently offlineronmaciah From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9697 times:

Interesting article on a Tower 747 that was taken apart and used for a home in Malibu, California. Unlike other jets that have been used mostly intact for a home environment, this 747's parts have been converted to provide a main house and six smaller structures, including an art studio, a barn and a meditation pavilion that uses the cockpit window as a skylight.

A good way to recycle an old bird that is not longer able to fly.

http://realestate.msn.com/slideshow....A%20Ultimate%20reuse%20in%20Malibu


hey, lets be careful out there
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User currently onlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3658 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9649 times:

I would love to covert one into a restaurant!


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User currently offlineMSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7623 times:

Interesting, but the wings for the roof? I do not think an airfoil is a wise shape for the roof of any structure IMO.

MD


User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7593 times:

Quoting MSYPI7185 (Reply 2):
I do not think an airfoil is a wise shape for the roof of any structure IMO



Depending on how its oriented, it could be the most unwise shape conceivable for a roof with perhaps the exception of a perforated bit of sheet metal. Jetliner airfoils are generally asymmetric so that they generate lift only if oriented with the correct side up. I can't tell from the cross-section in the picture (where it looks almost symmetric!) if this is the case or not.

[Edited 2010-06-13 20:52:54]

User currently offline102IAHexpress From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7543 times:

History Channel: Boneyard (by 102IAHexpress Jul 18 2007 in Civil Aviation)

http://www.history.com/shows/boneyar...f-a-747-jet#afterlife-of-a-747-jet


User currently offlineMrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7506 times:

I'd read about this about a dozen times over the past 5-6 years, and grew tired of it.. a revolutionary idea, but one worn a bit to the bone around these parts. I saw the wings when they were in storage at KCMA many times and wondered if it was ever going to be built. A wee bit extravagant for my tastes.. unless she'd have preserved the hull somehow.  


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User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7371 times:

Ehhhhh... I like it when airplanes are re-used basically whole, but this is kind of "green" recycling for the sake of it. I would actually wager that more of the aircraft would have been recycled breaking it up the old fashioned way, even though you don't get to make a structure out of it so you can attract the media to show them how forward-thinking and ecological you are. I mean what do people think, that all that scrap metal just gets dumped in the ocean? That's valuable stuff.


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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6955 times:

My idea was with an L-1011. Using the S duct for a slide to the pool!   


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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6611 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 7):
My idea was with an L-1011. Using the S duct for a slide to the pool!

spot on! that would undoubtedly be the best slide, if kept intact.



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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3388 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6479 times:
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anybody seen pictures of the finished home? all the links above are years old and it should be finished by now.

User currently offlinerichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6363 times:

Does anybody know the tail number of the 747? I couldn't tell from the pictures....
Thx.



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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6138 times:

The aluminum roof would be great against the Malibu wild fire!!

But I don't know if I want to live under a roof with all the chromate primer on it.

bikerthai.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19410 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5906 times:

A "meditation room"?

Gotta love Malibu and yippie-spiritual people with more money than brains.


User currently offlineDavidByrne From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 1633 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5791 times:

I think some of the earlier posters could be a bit less precious and just celebrate the fact that architecture and aviation have merged in an innovative project which is both architecturally interesting and shows appropriate respect to the Queen of the Skies. Of course the design won't be to everyone's tastes, and no, the fuselage was not incorporated into the design. But why not celebrtate it for what it is, rather than criticise it for what it is not?


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User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5604 times:
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Quoting kanban (Reply 9):
anybody seen pictures of the finished home? all the links above are years old and it should be finished by now.

It is not done yet. I saw a story about this last night and there are about 3 more months to go until it is completed.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/mornings/...boeing-747-jumbo-jet-scraps-061410

http://www.studioea.com/projects/residential/wing_house/index.php#0


User currently offlineMrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5445 times:

Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 13):
I think some of the earlier posters could be a bit less precious and just celebrate the fact that architecture and aviation have merged in an innovative project which is both architecturally interesting and shows appropriate respect to the Queen of the Skies.

Why? As a local, this story has been crammed down our throats from the get-go out here, and like a good song that's been played too many times, it's getting old. The lady who's performing the project has little interest in the respect for the "queen of the skies", she just liked dictating a new design that hadn't been done before (which this hillside is covered in.. castles, spheres, stick homes, etc. etc.)

She's a wealthy lady who's invested in her home with the wings of a 747.. good for her. But I don't buy in to the "green recycling" behind it, as it's hardly an efficient re-use of these materials. She loves the spotlight, and takes every chance she can to get a little more attention to her home. It's my opinion that she just buttons it up. Maybe in 30-40 years someone with enough real appreciation for the aircraft will come to ownership of the property, but I'm not holding my breath.



"The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee." -- Gunter's 2nd Law of Air
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19410 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5147 times:

Quoting MrSkyGuy (Reply 15):

She's a wealthy lady who's invested in her home with the wings of a 747.. good for her. But I don't buy in to the "green recycling" behind it, as it's hardly an efficient re-use of these materials.

Yeah. I think that having to use skycranes to haul in your roof turns your "green" pretty "gray"


User currently offlineDavidByrne From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 1633 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

Quoting MrSkyGuy (Reply 15):
Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 13):
I think some of the earlier posters could be a bit less precious and just celebrate the fact that architecture and aviation have merged in an innovative project which is both architecturally interesting and shows appropriate respect to the Queen of the Skies.

Why? As a local, this story has been crammed down our throats from the get-go out here, and like a good song that's been played too many times, it's getting old. The lady who's performing the project has little interest in the respect for the "queen of the skies", she just liked dictating a new design that hadn't been done before (which this hillside is covered in.. castles, spheres, stick homes, etc. etc.)

She's a wealthy lady who's invested in her home with the wings of a 747.. good for her. But I don't buy in to the "green recycling" behind it, as it's hardly an efficient re-use of these materials. She loves the spotlight, and takes every chance she can to get a little more attention to her home. It's my opinion that she just buttons it up. Maybe in 30-40 years someone with enough real appreciation for the aircraft will come to ownership of the property, but I'm not holding my breath.

I still think some of you could lighten up a bit! It's a house, for God's sake!



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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 17):
It's a house, for God's sake!

And Frank Loyd Wight just build houses. As Boeing and Airbus incorporate architecture and art in the design of their airplane, why couldn't someone incorporate an airplane in their architecture and art.

Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 17):

I still think some of you could lighten up a bit!

These are the same people who would criticize a oil tycoon for buying an A380 or a software mogul for buying a Rembrandt, for wasting money. Or would they?   

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
A "meditation room"?

Add an LED Back lit 3-D flat screen TV and you get a "media room" . I bet she already have the room set up with in-wall speakers to play her meditation music.

[Edited 2010-06-15 07:16:49]


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User currently offlineMrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 16):
Yeah. I think that having to use skycranes to haul in your roof turns your "green" pretty "gray"

Bingo. The teardown, the storage, the logistics.. pretty sure they zero'ed out any marginal benefit that originally existed.

Quoting DavidByrne (Reply 17):
I still think some of you could lighten up a bit! It's a house, for God's sake!

You're missing the point. It's a broken record around here. I live very close to where this house is being constructed, and this story has been told so many times that it's lost any original interest it may have had. Add to that the misreporting (led by the owner in this case, not the media) and the owner's enjoyment of the spotlight and it gets downright annoying.



"The strength of the turbulence is directly proportional to the temperature of your coffee." -- Gunter's 2nd Law of Air
User currently offlinejeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 598 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

I wonder if she's already got the NDT inspections lined up for this thing. One thing those of us that work on planes knows is that they corrode. Eventually this thing will collapse in on itself. Without proper treatment you would be amazed at how fast one of these suckers can corrode. Talk about corrosion corner!

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