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Cultivated Building Materials

Industrialized Natural Resources for Architecture and Construction



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Cultivated Building Materials by Dirk E. Hebel
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NEXT GENERATION BUILDING MATERIALS The 21st century faces a radical change in how we produce construction materials - a shift towards cultivating, breeding, raising, farming, or growing future resources. This book presents innovative industrialized production methods for cultivated building materials, like cement grown by bacteria, bricks made of mushroom mycelium, or bamboo fibers as reinforcement for concrete. Spanning from scientific research to product development and architectural application, this book builds a bridge between the academic and the professional world of architecture. The book describes the challenges, strategies, and goals in the first part, followed by a second part on bamboo, A cultivated building material and a number of examples in the third part which form the bridge from cultivated materials to building products.

Author Biography

Prof. Dirk E. Hebel; Felix Heisel, Professorship Sustainable Construction, KIT Karlsruhe, Germany
Release date NZ
June 12th, 2017
Country of Publication
40 Illustrations, black and white; 180 Illustrations, color
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