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Can bacteria be your architect?
A 6,000-kilometer-long inhabitable wall in the Sahara Desert isn`t built – it is grown, with the help of a bacteria that turns sand into sandstone. This is the concept behind Dune, a naturally generated sand structure that relies on a biological reaction: The sandstone is grown with the help of Bacillus pasteurii, a bacterial microorganism found in marshes and wetlands. Once introduced, the bacteria might be able to create a structurally sound and livable structure in less than a week, opening new possibilities for rapidly deployable refugee housing in the desert.
Dune (Concept). Sahara Desert, North Africa. Project by Magnus Larsson
The desert is a living place