11 Building Materials That Will Make You Forget About Concrete!

Categories: Green, DIY, Homes / Dwellings



Bamboo might seem trendy, but it has actually been a locally-sourced building material in some regions of the world for millennia. What makes bamboo such a promising building material for modern buildings is its combination of tensile strength, light weight, and fast-growing renewable nature.

Source: Pascal Smeets

Recycled Plastic

Instead of mining, extracting, and milling new components, researchers are creating concrete that includes ground up recycled plastics and trash, which not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions, but reduces weight and provides a new use for landfill-clogging plastic waste.

Source: New China TV


Plain old wood still retains many advantages over more industrial building materials like concrete or steel. 

Source: John Neeman Tools


Mycelium is a crazy futuristic building material that’s actually totally natural – it comprises the root structure of fungi and mushrooms.

Source: CNNMoney

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