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Trash to treasure: Organic bio-bricks made from mushrooms make for cooling (and cool-looking) construction

By Jessica McMathis / August 28, 2014

A new bio-brick installation that marries form with function shows that carbon-friendly construction components can also be award-winning works of art.

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Disposed to disposable: Why homes don’t last in the Land of the Rising Sun

By Jessica McMathis / June 4, 2014

In Japan, where the typical home lasts just three decades and is worth nothing after 15 years, it’s common that homeowners have nothing to show for their 30 years of mortgage payments.

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