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Ecomat’s LEGO-Like Building Bricks Let You Create Your Own Castle

Posted By Mike Chino On April 19, 2010 @ 4:00 am In Disaster-proof design,Green Materials,Green Products,humanitarian design,Milan Furniture Fair | 4 Comments

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What if building your own house was as easy as snapping together a bunch of LEGO bricks [1]? Brace yourself: just such a set of industrial-sized building blocks exist, and they’re made from 100% recycled materials [2] to boot! Designed by Ecomat [3], these colorful interlocking bricks are light weight, earthquake resistant, and can be used to build practically any structure you can think up.

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Designed for both permanent and temporary constructions, Ecomat [3] building blocks can be used to create sturdy structures in a snap. The 100% recycled plastic blocks provide good thermal and acoustic insulation, don’t require a specialized building team to install, and can be mounted without the use of mortar, which significantly speeds up construction times. Their versatility makes them a great building material for developing nations [4] or emergency housing [5] applications, and their light weight offers significant shipping emissions savings over heavier materials.

Constructing an entire Ecomat building is easy thanks to the blocks’ interlocking design. As for the roof, you’re on your own for now — there’s no snappy shingle-shaped blocks as of yet. The brilliant building blocks are currently on display at Milan Design Week [6] in the “Sparkling: Ecologically Correct [7]” show in Zona Tortona.

+ Ecomat [3]

+ Milan Design Week [6]

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URLs in this post:

[1] LEGO bricks: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/11/16/james-mays-lego-home-demolished/

[2] recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/

[3] Ecomat: http://www.ecomatresearch.com/

[4] developing nations: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/30/shipping-container-health-clinics-for-developing-countires/

[5] emergency housing: http://inhabitat.com/2010/01/19/shipping-containers-could-provide-disaster-relief-for-haiti/

[6] Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

[7] Sparkling: Ecologically Correct: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/19/milan-2010-fuori-salone-goes-green-during-milan-design-week/

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