Revolutionary Bricks

Revolutionary Bricks
Design
Lourenço Bustani
  • 10 november 2008

While most modern houses in the Northern Hemisphere are built of wood, those in the Southern Hemisphere are mostly constructed with cement and bricks made of clay, a material that has a major impact on the environment. In an attempt to minimize this, researchers from the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) have developed a method of producing bricks from the residues of fruit trees.

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