Compostable tower made of fungi & agricultural waste to rise in NYC

New York City-based design studio The Living will be building a tower made out of cornstalks and mushrooms for the annual summer festivities hosted by the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 Gallery, located in Queens.

By Kimberley Mok - Source: http://www.treehugger.com/
Photo © The Living

Photo © The Living

We’ve seen the amazing versatility of biologically-based bricks, or “bio-bricks” — be they made from bacteria, sand, mushrooms or even urine and wool. Now New York City-based design studio The Living will be building a tower made out of cornstalks and mushrooms for the annual summer festivities hosted by the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 Gallery, located in Queens.

Photo © The Living

Photo © The Living

Hy-Fi, The Living’s winning competition entry for MoMA’s Young Architects Program (YAP) will involve a temporary structure constructed out of cultivated bio-bricks and other recycled materials. The materials — consisting of agricultural byproducts and fungal mycelium as a kind of bio-adhesive — will be made in collaboration with sustainable building company Ecovative, says Dezeen.

Photo © The Living

Photo © The Living

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