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Magnus Larsson Plans to Re-Landscape the Sahara

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: holcimfoundation.org & bldgblog.blogspot
Magnus Larsson has an ambitious plan to re-landscape the Sahara Desert--and do so sustainably. The images in the gallery above depict Larsson's vision of a 6,000-km green wall made of sandstone, which would provide shelter and protection--as well as hedge against the spread of the desert.

What's fascinating about Magnus Larsson's idea is that it is completely sustainable. All the Sahara architecture needs is bacillus pasteurii, a microorganism that solidifies loose sand into sandstone.

Magnus Larsson's idea won first prize at the Holcim Foundation's Awards for Sustainable Construction. Check out more photos from the project here. Stats for Sustainable Dunescapes Trending: Older & Mild
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