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Dezeen Debate newsletter features 10 new construction materials

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features 10 promising new construction materials.

Following news that hemp could be used as a low-cost, low-carbon way of reinforcing concrete, we have rounded up 10 promising new construction materials, including plastic that's stronger than steel and 3D-printed mushroom columns.

Commenters are amazed. One called the materials "marvellous".

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Oliver Leech Architects tops Surrey house extension with a stepped roof

Other stories in this week's newsletter include Oliver Leech Architects' design for the extension to a home in Epsom, Surrey, the "world's first ball-dildo" and plans for a 100,000-square-foot extension to the Colburn School campus designed by Frank Gehry.

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