From a team at the Universitat Politècnica in Barcelona comes a building innovation to help save our planet: concrete with sustainable organic life right on its surface. Says the Science Daily, the facade “offers environmental, thermal and aesthetic advantages over other similar construction solutions. The material improves thermal comfort in buildings and helps to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels.”
Arch Daily adds: “Sustainability has evolved far beyond being a trend and has become an indelible part of this design process… We have seen renditions of the vertical garden and vegetated facades, but what sets the biological concrete apart from these other systems is that it is an integral part of the structure.”
Photos courtesy of the Science Daily and Arch Daily.