Organic concrete

BETÃO ORGÂNICO, by Lisbon-based architects and designers e-studio, is an organic concrete developed to conciliate the vegetable and the inorganic in a single element.

Exploiting concrete’s capacity to retain humidity, the material functions as a battery in which the water is released during dry periods. Applied as a surface, organic concrete makes it possible to obtain permeable living surfaces, offering a natural component for public urban spaces.

The work will be shown at experimenta design, Lisbon, Sep 16 – Oct 30.
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