Natural materials are minimally processed, plentiful, renewable, locally-sourced and non-toxic resources that are either biodegradable or recyclable. Here are some of the materials we are using in upcoming projects.
The bark of the cork oak (Quercus suber) is minimally-processed into panels that serve as durable, pest-resistant exterior siding, which doubles as insulation to make the house more energy efficient.
Rammed earth block
Watershed Materials produces a CMU replacement that uses zero Portland Cement, the leading contributor to carbon emissions in the construction industry.