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After Architecture Believes Natural Waste Is The Future of Construction

Homegrown by After Architecture, installed at the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee last fall. Photography courtesy After Architecture.
Homegrown by After Architecture, installed at the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee last fall. Photography courtesy After Architecture.

At the Knoxville Museum of Art this past fall, a tangle of plant fibers formed the walls of an open-air structure. To Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann, this is the future of architecture. The design duo heads After Architecture, a Charlottesville, Virginia-based practice dedicated to explorations of alternative building materials, grown or harvested. Homegrown, as the installation was called, put their latest bio-experiment on display.

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