1O Halkidonos st,14671,Athens, Greece
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"Hansels & Gretels "
London, U.K
The prototypes investigate the application of biodegradable plastics into the fields of Architecture and Construction. A series of experiments with starch (a bio-polymer extracted from corn) were carried out, where the end products were subjected to mechanical tests in order to come up with the right material which adequately responds to tensile, compression forces, wind movements and loads. The end product was waterproofed and then tested to be able to control its pace to degrade. The possibility to add preservatives, proteins and flavors to create an edible facade was also investigated.