Bottle House of Ganja is an unusual private residence in Ganja, Azerbaijan built from glass bottles. Two-story bottle house was built by Ibrahim Jafarov, a resident of Ganja in 1966-67 from glass bottles of different shapes and sizes, and colorful stones brought from Sochi. 48000 bottles were used in construction. The house was dedicated to the memory of Ibrahim Jafarov’s brother who went missing during World War II.
During the construction of the Bottle House of Ganja 48000 bottles were used
The construction year of the house was written on the wall of the front porch. A big portrait of missing brother Yusif Jafarov was drawn underneath the protrusion of the roof at the front. Additionally, the walls of the house were decorated with notes about the Olympic Games held in the USSR in the 1980s, and the name and portrait of the owner.
The house was dedicated to the memory of Ibrahim Jafarov’s brother who went missing during World War II
Mottled with shimmering colors, translucent in the summer sun, the Bottle House reflects and refracts light that passes through its walls like a prism in a window. The thousands of bottles that cover its walls are delicately placed to create works of art – mosaics that form portraits, words, and designs on every square inch of the building.