Self-Assembling Fungus Tower

Alessia Andreotti
February 12th 2014

A breakthrough in living architecture. Self-assembling, industrial and compostable, these are the main characteristics of Hy-Fi, a tower built from a combination of corn husks and fungus.

Designed by architect David Benjamin, the structure will open its door in late June at New York’s Museum of Modern Art PS1.

The construction will be made of two organic materials, with no energy and no waste.
The bricks will be created packing into molds a mixture of chopped-up corn waste with mycelium, a mushroom root material. Over a few days the material will self-assemble, grow and solidify into rectangular solid shapes.
Could this material change the way we build?

Source: The Verge

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