Grow Buildings: Underwater Building Through Mineral Accretion

In the 1970s, architect Wolf Hilbertz began experimenting with mineral accretion as a method of underwater building.

062 grow buildings - two panels
LEFT: Artist's conception of the mineral accretion process used near shore to create beach houses. RIGHT: Hilbertz inspects an arch created underwater.
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