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Time to shine a spotlight on the exciting work being undertaken for the last few years by BiotA Lab, University College London’s multi-disciplinary research platform, set up to look at the interactions between the natural worlds, biology and human activity. In particular we draw attention to their latest experiments on a particular form of concrete whose chemical and structural make-up has been specifically designed to enhance the growth in situ of vegetal micro-organisms such as algae, mosses and lichens which:
· bio-colonise the facades of buildings
· produce oxygen
· absorb CO2
· clean buildings of pollution and even improve their insulating capacity.
This work is not only re-defining the concept of the building but, also, of our whole built environment. In other words, there’s more to come….
To discover more about BiotA Lab click here