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Nature-inclusive cities through innovative bio-design

For millions of years, moss has played a vital role in maintaining a healthy and balanced environment, acting as a pioneer in the development of life as we know it. Now, Respyre enables you to harvest nature’s power to create a sustainable and clean living space and utilize its strengths wherever you see fit.

Discover the great advantages of moss

Improved public health

Natural living spaces have proved to support mental well-being by reducing stress and anxiety. While cleaned air has a positive effect on one’s physical health.

Natural insulation

A moss wall is the perfect isolation material due to its ability to trap moisture and air, slowing the heat transfer through the walls.

Self - sustaining

Moss is a very resilient species, surviving long droughts and growing in a variety of environmental conditions, which reduces its levels of maintenance.

Happy planet

Moss reduces greenhouse gasses significantly and encourages other life to flourish, keeping the planet and it’s residents happy.

Bioreceptive facades as a sustainable solution

Bioreceptive wall facades are a sustainable form of wall decoration. The product is 90-95% circular, created out of granulate ruble and reactive cement, providing old landfills with new purposes. Moreover, over the lifetime of the facades, CO₂ will react with the calcium that is inside the granulate matter and be captured as calcium-carbonate, making it a CO₂-negative solution.

Bioreceptive facades as a sustainable solution

Bioreceptive wall facades are a sustainable form of wall decoration. The product is 90-95% circular, created out of granulate ruble and reactive cement, providing old landfills with new purposes. Moreover, over the lifetime of the facades, CO₂ will react with the calcium that is inside the granulate matter and be captured as calcium-carbonate, making it a CO₂-negative solution.

How it works

How it works

Rhizoids

Instead of roots, mosses have rhizoids; tiny hairs with which they anchor themselves to a surface.

Bioreceptive cladding

A sustainable concrete with enhanced porosity and a textured surface to create to optimal environment for mosses.

Moss layer

All of this will result in a beautiful layer of moss, creating a city that breathes.

Moss-coating

The bio-gel allows moss spores to attach to the surface while providing them with nutrients, water, and shelter.

Constructive element

The carrying, underlying structure to which the concrete layer can be applied.

Constructive element

The carrying, underlying structure to which the concrete layer can be applied.

Building cities with living structures

The advantages of moss stem from it being a living product. This means, that just like trees and other plants, moss changes color throughout the seasons, ranging from bright green to autumnal brown. Creating a beautiful color pallet.

Process of growing

01

Applying

First, the bioreceptive concrete is applied to the surface. Then, a bio-enhancing gel is added to facilitate the essential moss spores.

02

Watering

The beginning stage of the moss growth is substantiated with a temporary irrigation system, providing the essential water needs.

03

Growing

Moss growth starts with a green mat of protonema, which will then grow into a layer of moss. The aimed growth time is 12 weeks.

04

Self-sustaining

Once mosses are fully grown, they can survive through many harsh conditions without any maintenance.

Frequently

Asked Questions

What makes this concrete form sustainable?
Does moss die in drought?
Can the concrete break down because of the moss?
How does moss react in harsher environments?
Are the moss walls already available for purchase?
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How it works

Moss layer

All of this will result in a beautiful layer of moss, creating a city that breathes.

Rhizoids

Instead of roots, mosses have rhizoids; tiny hairs with which they anchor themselves to a surface.

Bio-enhancing gel

The bio-gel allows moss spores to attach to the surface while providing them with nutrients, water, and shelter.

Bioreceptive concrete

A sustainable concrete with enhanced porosity and a textured surface to create to optimal environment for mosses.

Constructive element

The carrying, underlying structure to which the concrete layer can be applied.