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Mushroom bricks might replace concrete?

Mushroom bricks are much more than just an alternative building material which has a “greener” carbon footprint. Mushroom bricks are similar to bricks made using hemp and straw. These might not sound like the tough building material that we know as concrete, but they can be used to make houses.

Mushroom brick houses have stated coming up in UK and they are not only challenging the norm when it comes to building materials but also taking on conventional designs. And before you think that mushroom bricks are just mushrooms pressed together into the form of a brick using traditional brick-making technique, think again! These are bio-engineered bricks made from mushrooms using a hybrid structure.

Currently, art installations are also being made using mushroom bricks in New York to bring focus on the availability of the technology and for funding to get the research going to allow better and sturdier structures to be possible in the future.


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