Sunday, February 28, 2010
BBC has a video today on a company called Affresol and the houses they construct (or more precisely: will construct soon) that are made out of recycled materials, lighter and easier to construct but still stronger than concrete. Their home page is here, and some of the specifications on the material used can be seen here. Apparently it is also fire retardant, though there are no hard numbers there to show how it compares to traditional materials in that sense.
Here's the video:
You can also see it in Portuguese or in Russian if you like.