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Air Pollution-Fighting Road Treatment Breaks Down Auto Emissions

Air Pollution-Fighting Road Treatment Breaks Down Auto Emissions

Here at Inhabitat we've covered many designs for greener roadways - from solar streets and kinetic-energy generating roads to that machines lay out fully-assembled streets. However a U.S. company called

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Genetically Modified Bacteria Can Fix Cracked Concrete

Genetically Modified Bacteria Can Fix Cracked Concrete

Researchers at the U.K's University of Newcastle have created a new type of bacteria that generates glue to hold together cracks in concrete structures -- that means everything from concrete sidewalks to

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Giant Shell Shaped Conch House Made from Local Materials

Giant Shell Shaped Conch House Made from Local Materials

The bizarre home, which sits right on the beach, has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a swimming pool. Even the interior of the house follows the rounded shaped of the outside, and many of the curvaceous

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Villa Bio: House With a Cantilevered Living Roof is a Feat of Engineering

Villa Bio: House With a Cantilevered Living Roof is a Feat of Engineering

One first notices this striking home because of its lush living roof, modern facade and floor-to-ceiling window that cap the end. Upon further study, the home is completely composed of concrete in what

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Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste

Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste

Recent RPI Masters of Architecture graduate Henry Miller has devised a way to reuse waste plastic as an aggregate in cement, circumventing the energy-intensive process of plastic recycling. By grinding up

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Hemcrete®: Carbon Negative Hemp Walls

Hemcrete®: Carbon Negative Hemp Walls

Buildings account for thirty-eight percent of the CO2 emissions in the U.S., according to the U.S. Green Building Council, and demand for carbon neutral and/or zero footprint buildings is at an all-time

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Indonesian D-Minution House Built for Under $20K

Indonesian D-Minution House Built for Under $20K

This simple, yet striking residence in Indonesia was built with a surprisingly small budget - $17,500. Looking at it, one would never guess such a low build-out cost, but there it is. The 3-bedroom 

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MIT Discovery Means Next-Gen Concrete Could Last for 16,000 Years

MIT Discovery Means Next-Gen Concrete Could Last for 16,000 Years

Civil engineers at MIT are currently exploring ways to create concrete with reduced creep that will be able to last for 16,000 years. Concrete is one of the most frequently used and widely produced

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Using CO2 to Make Concrete

Using CO2 to Make Concrete

Carbon sequestration has been a hot topic lately, with various methods being proposed to help cut down on the amount of greenhouse gases spewed into our skies. Many past solutions have focused on

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Pasadena EcoHouse: First LEED Certified Concrete Home

Pasadena EcoHouse: First LEED Certified Concrete Home

Adding to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in southern California including Project7Ten House and the Living Homes design by Ray Kappe, the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA is cited to

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BITUBLOCK: Building blocks made from compressed rubbish!

BITUBLOCK: Building blocks made from compressed rubbish!

If we told you there was a sustainable substitute for concrete you’d probably say rubbish!… and you would be right. The dream of a resource-saving, emissions-reducing replacement for concrete is

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INFLATABLE CONCRETE CANVAS

INFLATABLE CONCRETE CANVAS

Take the Concrete Canvas, add air and water, wait twelve hours, and you have a portable building that offers more structural stability than a tent at half the cost of existing portable buildings.

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