"So as to lessen the increasing lack in natural resources for
construction, FabBRICK suggests using our waste. Annually and on a
global level, waste represents 4 000 billion tons. This potential new
resource includes interesting construction materials. For example,
cotton could provide good sound and thermal insulation, and is present
in most of our clothing. In France 400 000 cotton t-shirts are thrown
away yearly, but they could now be re-used in construction.
By working together with a textile-sorting centre, FabBRICK proposes to
create bricks made from t-shirts. These used-cotton t-shirts, bound with
a natural binder and then compressed in a made-to-measure mould become
an innovative, ecological material. These insulating, structural,
auto-blocking bricks can then be used to partition our homes."
Via David "not B" A.
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics