Gallery: Energy-Generating Mushrooms Provide Power, Water, and Shelter ...

 
Tobias Revell's faux documentary shows how the mushrooms grow quickly and begin to harvest the sun, creating energy that provides heat and lighting, like an organic solar panel.

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  1. Scott Ciaglaski December 21, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Cool concept but the glaring mistake is Artist Conk thriving on concrete. This mushrooms, to make a plant biology analogy; These are not perrenials, they are self-seeding annuals. To accomplish something like this, well, I must say it would look very different; You would need a tree farm ( aka a FOREST) that has inoculated living trees and hoist them on to a building. The more and more that I revel in the naivite of this design the more and more I cannot accept that it will ever work. Lets just re-grow our forests and live more harmoniously within nature rather than photoshopping it onto a building and calling it a TED talk.

    P.s. Artist conk will never grow to this size. Please google search “prototaxons” and keep thinking…

  2. Cees Timmerman December 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Don’t mushrooms barely need any light at all, though, thus often being white?

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