Cork oak trees can be found in Europe and northwestern Africa, including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The use of cork is slowly gaining popularity in the architecture industry and could revolutionize the construction industry. A house built with cork by architects in Eton, UK has been shortlisted for the 2019 British RIBA Sterling Prize. The wallsContinue reading “Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa”
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Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future
AI SpaceFactory’s TERA designs were originally meant for Mars, but they’ve realized that its benefits can also be applied to Earth as well. It’s built with 3D printing technology. It’s renewable and sustainable and uses compostable materials biopolymer basalt composite, which is derived from from crops like corn and sugar cane. It has a gorgeousContinue reading “Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future”
Blog #6: Can Bamboo Encourage Development in Africa?
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Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)
Historically, bamboo has been a basic construction material in tropical regions of the world, often used for shacks, stalls, fences, scaffolding and sunscreens. However, it doesn’t have to remain that way. Today, bamboo can serve as an invaluable building material for permanent buildings and structures, especially in developing countries, in place of steel or reinforcedContinue reading “Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)”