Gallery: Spanish Researchers Develop Biological Concrete that Easily Bu...

 

Vertical gardens and green walls are beautiful and environmentally friendly means of adding a little life to architecture – but until now, most required structural foundations to help attach the plants and soil to the building. Now, a group of researchers led by Antonio Aguado, Ignacio Segura, and Sandra Manso at the Structural Technology Group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has developed a new multilayer concrete that is able to support plant life. Both a medium for growth and a construction material, the system allows for thermal regulation and CO2 sequestration.

Read the rest of this entry »

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below



1 Comment

  1. namir asmaro September 16, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Hi There,
    I am interested in getting more information on the Biological Concrete research.
    Thanks
    Namir Asmaro
    Australia

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home