“Living alternative to concrete”

Interesting article about a “living alternative to concrete”.  Ignoring the fact that the final product is not actually living, this is a pretty cool idea.  This product uses bacteria to produce a concrete-like substance using much less energy than traditional methods.  A number of similar ideas are the in the works including mushroom-grown bricks.   Some of these new materials may offer new properties to architects, in addition to their eco-friendly production.


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David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter