Thursday, November 23, 2006

Smog Free Architecture

Italians are well known for their sense of design. What is less known is their knack for breakthrough engineering. In order to enable Getty architect Richard Meier's plans for the Dives in Misericordia church in Rome, Italcementi created a straordinario new compound that not only cleans itself, but also "eats surrounding smog" -- thus generating a welcome, eco-material trend in architecture and urban design in Europe and in Japan. More in the IHT.
Related: local eco-chic in the Malibu Times.
photo Dives in Misericordia church: Taipei Lioao/IHT

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