Miracle Materials

Episode 2: From wood to bamboo

Episode 2 is about renewable building materials. Skyscrapers made of wood are already being built today. Researchers are working on producing transparent wood. Bamboo, which belongs to the sweet grass family, grows many times faster than wood. Daring architects are showing what is possible with bamboo. And for the future, we should get used to the idea of living in houses made of mushrooms.

WRITER & DIRECTOR: Jakob Kneser     CO-DIRECTOR: Francesca D’Amicis     CAMERA: Torbjörn Karvang, Oliver Vogt, Frank Müller, Samir Saad     EDITOR: Rafal Bujoczek     SOUND: Marvin Zimmermann, Tom Claudon, Pachara Tanjariyanon, Stefan Fendrich, Schoman Djoumma     NARRATOR: Maya Bothe     MUSIC: Markus Lehmann-Horn     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Ann-Christin Hornberger (ZDF/ARTE)