Miracle Materials

Episode 3: Of living bridges and fiber buildings

Episode 3 shows new ways of building, in which nature not only provides building material, but becomes a designer itself – or even part of architecture. The film shows how building with fibres enables constructions that make do with a minimum of resources. Living trees as load-bearing components of buildings: such hybrid constructions could provide vital cooling in the increasingly hot metropolises of the future.

WRITER & DIRECTOR: Jakob Kneser     CO-DIRECTOR: Surabhi Tandon     CAMERA: Surabhi Tandon, Torbjörn Karvang, Samir Saad     EDITOR: Rafal Bujoczek     SOUND: Karan Jeet, Marvin Zimmermann, Marcel Schmidt, Schoman Djoumma, Maris Humpert     NARRATOR: Maya Bothe     MUSIC: Markus Lehmann-Horn     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Ann-Christin Hornberger (ZDF/ARTE)