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Organic Concrete

Magazine Tech | 01 Mar 2016

WHERE NATURE MEETS ARTIFICE

 

Developed by architects João Costa Ribeiro and João Ferrão from Extrastudio after submitting designs for a project in Ireland, in which the issue of the relationship between inhabitant movement areas and vegetation was brought to light, and thus the problem of differentiating between natural and artificial materials, organic concrete is a hybrid comprising concrete slabs and turf. Thanks to its composition, vegetation is able to germinate and grow without compromising the material’s mechanical resistance.(…)

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Text: Paula Monteiro
Photos: Extrastudio

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