These bricks are made of fungus, rice and glass 

Fungus is seen growing on trees in Europe's last ancient forest, the Bialowieza Primeval Forest July 23, 2009. The 150,000-hectare (380,000-acre) forest, home to Europe's largest herd of bison, faces an uncertain future because of climate change, but residents worry that tougher conservation efforts will damage the local economy. To match feature POLAND-FOREST/   REUTERS/Peter Andrews (POLAND ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS ANIMALS)

The building bricks of better housing? Image: REUTERS/Peter Andrews

Tien Huynh
Senior Lecturer in the School of Sciences, RMIT University
Mitchell Jones
PhD Student, RMIT University
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Fungal brick prototypes made from rice hulls and glass fines waste. Image: Tien Huynh, Author provided
Rice hulls, glass fines and the mixture of rice, glass and fungus, before baking. Image: Wikipedia/Tien Huynh, Author provided
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