Baltimore Treasures

photo by: alyssa

A couple of years ago, I worked for a Poster Restoration Company and walked passed this impressive fence design every day. I knew nothing of its creator, but could tell that the posts are made from chunks of salvaged concrete. Natural builders have coined the name "urbanite" for this repurposed concrete material. (Yes — that’s "urbanite" — same name as our beloved local magazine !) I was particularly impressed with the detailed wood cuts that form so nicely around the posts.

Read on to see other uses for urbanite.

photo by: alyssa
This is from a project I worked on in Colorado. We used urbanite in the foundation of a cob bench. I stripped a good layer of skin off a finger while trying to put those heavy things into place. Be careful! Wear gloves. . . .and find out more about where I did this project and other natural building techniques here .

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