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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On September 21, 2005 @ 9:10 pm In Innovation,Sustainable Materials | 1 Comment

organic-concrete [1]

Lisbon based e-studio [2] has recently developed an organic concrete. The Beto Organico [2] has a permeable surface which allows plants to grow out of it. This new material exploits concrete?s capacity to trap water and retain humidity, so the substance can nourish plants even during a dry spell. The organic concrete makes it possible to create permeable living surfaces, allowing architects and urban designers to incorporate a bit of greenery directly into their designs.

Via We-make-money-not-art [3]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/09/21/organic-concrete/organic-concrete/

[2] e-studio: http://www.extrastudio.pt/main/main.html

[3] We-make-money-not-art: http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/006998.php

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