Monday, November 30, 2009

Buildings in the Desert: Sand and Bacteria

Image taken from the Holcim Foundation website.
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Architect Magnus Larsson presented his novel project idea in a Ted talk recently, in which he proposed to halt the expansion of the Saharan desert by using the sand itself. His construction idea involves the use of a bacteria (bacillus pasteurii) which can be used to turn ordinary sand into sandstone.

Read more about the science behind this new bio material:

Read more about the architect's projects and ideas on his website:


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