Living buildings

“‘Living buildings’ could use bacteria for heat, electricity and repairs”, online, 01 November 2016, by Helen Massy-Beresford

Horizon, The EU Research & Innovation Magazine

“Inserting bacteria into bricks and concrete could help generate heat, circulate air and repair cracks, according to researchers who are designing innovative construction materials to transform bricks and mortar into living buildings with a reduced environmental footprint. … “

‘What we’re trying to do is create a hardware that takes the metabolism of living things and figures out what we can do with that in a built environment.’
project coordinator, Prof. Rachel Armstrong, Newcastle University, UK


photo: Venetian bricks, credit: Living Architecture project team, 2016