Biomanufactured brick needs no firing, may be big deal | Make:
Then again, if Calla lilies replaced each new brick on the planet, it would reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by at least 800 million tons a year. But we'd also be living in a world without useful new bricks to build stuff with. It is probably reasonable to expect that Dosier's "Bacteria Bricks" will fare better as a construction material than Calla lilies, but whether they are truly comparable to conventional masonry in mechanical properties, durability, and weather resistance still remains to be proved. Also, her bricks take weeks to harden, compared to traditionally-fired bricks which can be manufactured in two days.