Efficient wood burning heat plus high mass materials creates efficiency and comfort. This example shows a masonry heater, that burns at twice the temperature of a normal fire. The excess heat is absorbed into the sculpted & tile mass, and then released into the space slowly, long after the fire has gone out. Photo from www.danieltutorial.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/sobe-de-lut-facute-manual-superbe/
Mr. Heineken’s idea came after a visit to the Caribbean where he saw two problems: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of affordable building materials. The WOBO became his vision to solve both the recycling and housing challenges that he had witnessed on the islands. The final WOBO design came in two sizes – 350 and 500 mm versions that were meant to lay horizontally, interlock and layout in the same manner as ‘brick and mortar’ construction. One production run in 1963 yielded 100,000 ...