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!

4 thoughts on “Biologically CONSTRUCTED Architecture: Welcome to Sandstone

  1. 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.

  2. […] previously posted on Magnus Larsson‘s work on the sane dunes in Africa in our post entitled: Biologically Constructed Architecture. Check out video, amazing […]

  3. […] We have published many projects from students of this program, Maria Mingallon, Pavlos Schivas and Magnus Larrson just to name a few. Having just skimmed the book we realized there is also an extensive coverage of […]

  4. […] In a very direct way its similar to projects by AA Student Magnus Larson we featured here. […]

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