“Globally, the only substance people use more of than concrete, in total volume, is water.”
Concrete has been used for a very long time and has in many ways proven to be one of our most useful and durable building materials. The problem is that concrete requires a lot of energy to produce, resulting in a so called “high embodied energy”. By replacing concrete with local, natural materials where possible, we can both lower our ecological footprint and create a closer connection between building and site.
“Concrete isn’t evil; it’s just abused”