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Performance Plastics helped build an elegant colonial home on Monday, of which 21-
In the century, the technology of dream house is hidden behind its facade.
"We are very excited to share with you our feelings about the future of home ownership," said Uwe Wascher, vice president of plastic marketing at GE, at the opening of the living environment concept house at the department's headquarters.
GE officials quickly pointed out that the engineering plastic used in the House has nothing in common with the toy's things or the space of a high future --
The Age type of plastic case that has been tried in the past 40 years. About one-
The third of light
The beige house is plastic.
The total cost is estimated at $10 million, but includes research and model development.
The engineering plastic used usually has a high melting point, the smoke generated when burning is very small, and the sound is also very good
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But this home is so airtight that it requires a powerful ventilation system.
There are curved bay windows, spacious decks and huge atrium windows in front and back of the house.
It is clear that it belongs to the dream house category and has dual shower facilities that can be converted to steam rooms, electric windows and movable walls.
The tour guide shows some features such as 50-
In the case of drought, there is a gallon of reservoir in the basement, liquid quartz technology makes the bare windows opaque, and the refrigeration system is installed on the walls of the kitchen.
The section of the whole house shows the plastic molded into walls and floors, and in a bathroom the bathtub is cut into two pieces, all the way to a rubber duck that is split equally.
GE officials say the House will be a laboratory for exploring the use of engineering polymers in the construction market, but it also contains some practical concepts that are already in use.
High roof tile panel
Performance plastics are on the market, and some window units are on the market, which have snap-in moldings.
"You are used to it.
"You don't paint it, you just replace it," said tour guide Rob Gillette . ". The 3,000-square-foot, two-
The story of the house, there is a separate
Basement on the first floor, built for a family of four, has a luxurious large master bedroom with Jacuzzi, window seating and state-of-the-
Japanese toilet with built-in art
In exhaust fan and automatic bidet.
Company officials acknowledge that all innovations in the concept house will be commonplace and will take some time.
"We don't think we can change the industry overnight," Dickens said . ".
Plastics used in buildings are now two to ten times more expensive than traditional building materials, but GE expects plastics to become competitive as builders seek to assemble prefabricated and components to reduce costs.
In the end, the plastic building will provide a more efficient way of building, which may feature prefabricated wall panels with insulation and wall panels attached together, company officials said.
More than 45,000 pounds of plastic is used in areas such as roofs, windows, siding, pipes, foundations, and electrical and mechanical systems.
But most of the visible materials in the House are traditional materials that are undisguised, such as maple flooring, which company officials say is intentional.
"We never intended to replace all the wood, glass, stone and steel," Wascher said . ".