Making buildings, cars and planes from materials based on plant fibres
9 comments·July 1, 2022
"Naturepunk" sounds fine. On the other hand "fiberpunk" would sound like oldsters made cranky by digestive problems.
No. From the first paragraph of the article: “USING carrots to create concrete, turning wood into plastic, or even compressing it into a “super wood” that is as light and strong as titanium might sound like a series of almost Frankensteinish experiments. Yet all three are among the latest examples of employing natural fibres from plants as eco-friendly additives or alternatives to man-made materials”
There's been some life in the engineered timber space recently.
Hopefully some exciting (and sustainable) new architectural possibilities lie around the corner.