Blood Bricks

Munro, a 2012 graduate of London’s University of Westminster, conducted tireless experiments with blood, collecting it from four cows, adding antibacterial agents, and mixing it with sand. He then baked the product and realized very quickly that the elements were bonding together. His work has yet to create a traditional, strong brick, but he has crafted a sticky glue and even a waterproof brick-like material. This characteristic is key for building in arid climates such as the Middle East and Northern Africa, where erosion tends to wreck havoc on traditional housing such as mud huts. More.

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