Changing how we build

Using natural materials in building design.

Sidney Fellow in Architecture Michael Ramage is leading a £1.75 million Leverhulme Trust funded five-year project to research and develop the use of natural materials in building design. 

The project - which also features collaborators in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Plant Sciences - has been profiled on the University's Research News website.  As Michael explains, by better understanding the properties of a range of natural materials, the research aims to "transform the way we build".

You can read more by visiting the University of Cambridge's Research News website.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2014.

For further information please contact the Fellow Communications Officer, Dr Tom Lambert (FellowCommunicationsOfficer@sid.cam.ac.uk)

News item posted Sunday, 3rd May 2015