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Biopaver by Joseph Hagerman
Ecologically sound pavers as alternative to impervious surfaces like asphalt and concrete are nothing new. What is novel about Biopaver, by Columbia graduate student Joseph Hagerman, is the addition of a biological core of phytoremediating plants that filters out pollutants from storm water runoff. It represents a synthesis of techonology, ecological process, and design.

Biopaver by Joseph Hagerman

Biopager by Joseph Hagerman

Biopaver by Joseph Hagerman
  • Anonymous
  • June 13, 2006 at 1:53:00 PM CDT
  • Sleekly designed with good intentions, though I doubt whether its inventor, Joseph Hagerman, has ever grown anything. Plants need root space, plants need water (it doesn't always rain in the city), the growing media (compost) is high in organic matter (goes to CO2) thus as it decays the rooting media becomes smaller.

  • Alexander Trevi
  • February 14, 2008 at 7:10:00 PM CST
  • I realize that this reply is over a year and half late and that this particularly Anonymous may never read this and may not even read Pruned anymore, but see my post on grasscrete.

  • Anonymous
  • October 2, 2008 at 8:05:00 PM CDT
  • I love the Ecologically sound pavers. I think they look great, they are unique, and beautiful!
    I would love these in my home!

    Great post.

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