Bio based materials are still relatively unknown in the construction industry, this also applies to the material mycelium, tiny fungal threads that produce mushrooms and grows on waste. When it is made inactive, the material that remains is a compact network which is extremely light and very strong.
Bio based materials are still relatively unknown in the construction industry, this also applies to the material mycelium. Mycelium are tiny fungal threads that produce mushrooms. It can grow on waste materials such as sawdust, used coffee or beer sludge. When the fungi are made inactive, the material that remains is a compact network of mycelium mixed with the substrate, which is extremely light and at the same time very strong: a combination with many possibilities. We combine this with the technique of vacuuming the material which adds extra strength to it. In order to gain more knowledge about the ins and outs of this special material, this project will realize a pavilion of a limited scale in collaboration with various partners and displaying it at various large-scale events and festivals. We work together with the TU/e Faculty of Architecture, Double2 responsible for Summerlabb and the Aardwerk Popup Academie Cooperative i.o. The project is made financially possible by the foundation; stichting Cultuur Eindhoven.