Mycotecture

2009

6′ x 6′ x 6′, Fungus, chopsticks.

This structure was grown from the fungus Ganoderma lucidum (also known as Reishi or Ling-chi) at the Far West Fungi mushroom farm in Monterey, California. This was exhibited at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf as part of the Eat Art exhibit.

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Mycotectural Alpha is a test structure that is part of a larger project in which I will be growing an entire building out of fungal material. My goal is to create a space that can shelter 12-20 people at a time. Over the next few years I will continue experiments to determine the fungi’s material qualities as well as figuring out how to propagate more complex forms.


Blog

Road to Yamanaka

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The Workshop Residence

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The Future Is Fungal: Interview

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New Fungal Order

Projects > image essays

Mycotecture Drawings+Models

Projects

Growing Mycotecture