Mycological Building Materials

My Interdisciplinary project is based on the development of a fungal building material, which would be produced from natural renewable resources and building site waste. The main body of the study can be viewed here: http://issuu.com/tsvetomiladuncheva/docs/tsvetomila_ar521-interdisciplinary-

This material is made from woodchips, placed in a mold, left for mycelium to grow from until full colonisation and then dehydrated. I have studied  patents and production methods by Ecovative (Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre) and Mycotecture (Phil Ross). In addition I have conducted various experiments to determine a possible manufacturing process. The future of this project are a series of tests and experiments with one aim: to propose a new material with a low environemntal footprint and multiple structural applications. Please share your thoughts on this subject at design@tsvetomila.com.

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