The facades of ceramics and fungi will protect the building from heat and fire

After last year’s massive fires Australian authorities are ready to impose a ban on the use of the main types of facing materials for buildings, as they were all too vulnerable to fire. Only stops the absence of an acceptable alternative, but the scientists from the Institute of smart cities Swinburne is already interesting proposal. We are talking about a hollow ceramic honeycombs that can block the transmission of heat, sound and vibrations in both directions.

Leading developer of the technology is Dr. Latifi Acharnes Krashen who calls their development, not otherwise than “skin for buildings.” As a protective covering animals, they should block a maximum of negative factors, but it does not burden the bearer. The latest version is called “Fireless Skin” (fire skin) and is a combination of ceramic cells-cells and a core of mycelium.

Dr. Latifi does not accept the design of buildings from glass and metal, as they concentrated the sun’s rays and burn the environment – both inside and outside of buildings. Instead, it offers oblitsevat wall tiles, which can be formed into an arbitrary shape. Inside you can leave them blank to reduce the weight or filled with mycelium. It will absorb all the moisture and the growth will fill the voids, forming an additional insulating layer.

The default is a passive system, but not too difficult to combine it with tubular cells to form ducts inside the material. And then we can move on them hot air, benefiting from the heat of the walls in the sun outside or working complex machinery inside. The result is an active, “living” system – the same “skin for buildings”, which wants Dr. Latifi.

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