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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On September 21, 2005 @ 9:10 pm In Innovation,Sustainable Materials | 1 Comment
Lisbon based e-studio  has recently developed an organic concrete. The Beto Organico  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 
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