Our friends at Masonry Design Magazine ran seven beautiful pages on Watershed Materials' newest technology exploring the adaptive re-use of excavation waste to produce structural masonry right at the construction site. The story was originally published on our blog written in collaboration with Westlake Urban and Alpha Group but looks so much better in print on Masonry Design Magazine's pages.Read More
ArchDaily featured Watershed Materials in a great story on our mobile block production technology that turns excavation waste into building materials. ArchDaily ran this story following their initial feature on Watershed Block published shortly after the Stanford Lasuen project was completed.
"The pop-up plant itself works by applying ultra-high compression to loose excavation spoils, transforming it into a sustainable CMU. The pressure turns the mineral grains into a sort of sedimentary rock, mimicking the natural geological process of lithification."Read More
The letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Amanda Dameron, entitled In the Material World speaks to our mission in more ways than one : "This special issue celebrates the way that architects and residents alike have engaged bold material palettes as a vehicle for communicating their ideals ... It's inconceivable to conjure the work without the materials, not to mention the tireless minds that dared to recast the mundane."Read More
We're thrilled to see our latest zero-cement block formulation on the cover of SNAP Magazine, a publication covering architectural news and products published by Architectural Record.
They write, "Offering a compressive strength of 2,500 psi, these blocks can replace concrete ones in commercial and residential buildings. Made of lime, aluminosilicates, and blast-furnace slag, these blocks provide an environmentally friendly alternative to Portland cement."Read More
We're thrilled to hear that Watershed Block has been named a Green Builder Media Hot 50 product for 2016. Our sustainable low cement masonry block was awarded the honor amongst innovative green products from industry heavyweights including Tesla, Samsung, Whirlpool, Owens Corning, Enphase, Panasonic and Bosch.
Great company to be in!Read More
Remixing Modern Masonry With Watershed Block : Modern Masonry Technology Adapts to Contemporary Needs, While Maintaining a Heritage of Strength and Greatness.Read More
Many thanks to ArchDaily's editor Rory Scott who reached out after reading a fun thread on Reddit and followed up with a fantastic piece about our development of low / zero cement structural masonry.
ArchDaily writes, "Right now, the Watershed Block is most popular with designers in the company's local area of California, but the company is confident that their technology could have wider, more transformative applications: in developing parts of the world, where cement can be expensive, Watershed Materials hopes that these technologies can make construction cheaper by using locally-available materials in place of costly cement."Read More
Watershed Materials is thrilled to be featured in a five page story in Dwell Magazine's October issue. The story, called A Greener Building Block, highlights the materials side of sustainable construction, often overlooked in beautiful national design magazines.
Dwell writes, "In many ways, this essentially prefabricated structure echoes Frank Lloyd Wright’s idealized midcentury Usonian house, which he describes in his book The Natural House as being 'integral to its site, integral to its environment, integral to the life of the inhabitants.'"Read More
Many thanks to Masonry Design Magazine's editor Cory Sekine-Pettite for the product feature.Read More
Thanks to Hallie Busta and the crew at Architect Magazine for the feature.Read More
Take a look at an in-depth Q+A interview with Watershed Materials president and co-founder David Easton on EcoBuilding Pulse.Read More
Our thanks to Anna Hackman at Green Talk for a fantastic original feature on Watershed Block.Read More
Thanks for a great feature - well written article by Lloyd Alter at TreeHugger.Read More
Thanks to the team at Inhabitat for a great feature on Watershed Materials.Read More
We're excited to have designboom run a nice original feature about Watershed Materials and our journey to create durable, sustainable, beautiful and resilient building materials using less cement.Read More