While researching Slow Design, I have still been looking for natural alternatives to harmful materials. The image below shows how 100% natural materials can be used, and even grown into the forms that we require. If we can do this to create something as architecturally complicated as a bridge, then just think what smaller, simpler uses we could find for natural materials. Instead of mining, harvesting, chopping, melting and creating materials, why not try to grow something into the necessary form?
Natural Slow Design