Biologically CONSTRUCTED Architecture: Welcome to Sandstone

AA student Magnus Larsson won the Holcim Foundation’s Awards for Sustainable Construction for his proposal to stop the sprawl of the Sahara desert by stabilizing it with the introduction of bacterium that could potentially convert large parts of the desert into limestone structures literally built by nature. Amazing project, Building Blog did a full treatment here, plenty more images below.

——- UPDATE! ——-

click here to see our new post about Magnus’ lecture at TED!


  1. The Stock Market Hacker /Reply

    This is really interesting. However, I wonder if the expansion of the desert is necessary to balance the ecosystem. I do not know if the proposers reflected on the potential consequences of engaging nature at such massive scale.

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