How to design a house to last 1000 years…

Brief update: I’m pleased to announce that I’ve received an Emergent Ventures grant to continue my work on Construction Physics! This will help some work on some new projects that I’ll be able to say more about in the coming months. In the US, our buildings tend to last somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 to 100 years, depending on the type of building (residential buildings tend to last longer than commercial buildings). This means every year, something like 1 to 2% of our buildings get torn down or demolished.

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