Magnus Larsson

Turning dunes into architecture

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Architecture student Magnus Larsson details his bold plan to transform the harsh Sahara desert using bacteria and a surprising construction material: the sand itself.

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Magnus Larsson · Dune architect

Magnus Larsson hopes to build new structures in the desert — by using bacteria to turn shifting sand into a solid mass.

Magnus Larsson hopes to build new structures in the desert — by using bacteria to turn shifting sand into a solid mass.