Animal & Plants & Mineral
Built Environment & Products
Renewable Feedstock & By-Products
Non-Industrial / Artisanal Scale & Easily Replicable
Biodegradable & Industrial Composting
Merdacotta is a building material made from cow dung, clay, and straw. The material resembles Terracotta but weights less and resists cold weather better.
In the fabrication process, methane and urea are extracted, making the product odorless. The methane is used for energy production, and the urea goes into the production of plastics. Tableware is glazed with lead-free glazing, which is hardened through baking. During the baking, the straw contained in the product burns, giving the products a unique outlook.
Tiles, vases, flower pots, benches, mugs, and dishes.
2. Efficient use of materials, water and energy
3. Build with abundant, accessible, and renewable resources
4. Build with abundant, accessible, and renewable resources
5. Manage connectivity