In Colombia, semi-hollow brick design will keep buildings cool

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Most countries are actively searching for alternatives to environmentally unsustainable materials such as clay fired bricks. We have already seen the Eco BLAC brick from India and a carbon negative building block from the UK. Now, from Colombia, architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro have created the Bloque Termodisipador BT — a re-engineered clay brick that will naturally regulate a building's temperature. The Bloque Termodisipador BT is a reworking of one of Colombia's most popular building materials. The design is a combination of triangular and rectangular forms with a semi-hollow core. One side of each brick uses a stark angle…

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