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Tom Veeger

Mycelium Paviljoen

Will we use Mycelium in our future buildings?

All week at Albert van Abbehuis | Downtown

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.

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Atelier Tom Veeger

Atelier Tom Veeger is a design studio working on projects in the field of architecture, art and design. Besides his architectural work in the last 20 years he always has been working also on projects outside of the architectural boundaries like light, art and design. Tom Veeger combines his design studio with tutoring at the Faculty of the Built Environment (chair of Architecture) at the University of Technology Eindhoven.