Mycelium-based composites (MBC) are biomaterials that present regenerative and compostable alternatives for masonry material. Mycelium is the vegetative root of fungi. The ceasing of the mycelium growth process results in a foam-like and lightweight material called MBC. This material behaves like lightweight foam with limited mechanical strength in compression and little tensile strength.
As part of broader research on converting MBC material to the architectural context, this project intends to design and fabricate a spatial structure with MBC. For this goal, we evaluated the feasibility, affordances, and limitations of using MBC in spatial structures and developing the circular framework of the study, design, and fabrication.
|Design and fabrication of spatial structures with Mycelium-based composites
|CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
|September 23, 2021
|February 18, 2022