Gallery: Philip Ross Molds Fast-Growing Fungi Into Mushroom Building Br...

 
"I want to demonstrate how you can create this kind of fabrication using local agricultural waste," Ross told Food Republic regarding his Workshop Residence furniture.

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  1. Gail Anthony December 30, 2014 at 2:20 am

    This is wonderful. I would love to see it used on a larger scale.

  2. Mel Pi December 29, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Hu hom, this may seem like a nice idea, but
    how long will the mycelium hold, before it degrades?
    how do you stop it from growing new funghi when wet?
    how do you prevent it from falling apart when wet?
    howis the energy input output balance?
    seems to me at the moment like a very basic building material that needs a lot more study before it can be used commercially.

  3. Arrandenham November 27, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I like mushrooms,I like eat Mushroom sausages,Those will be very tasty.
    http://www.alpinevillagecenter.com/german-market/german-sausages/

  4. Bruno Casanova September 24, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I find this idea of building material out of funghi fascinating…here in Sweden there are lots of funghi, I mean the toxic ones, which may be used by the milions to build instead of letting them rott…fascinating…congratulations; may you give me some exact informations wheather they have to be dry – the funghi I mean – and how to mix them, e.g. saw dust etc….tks a lot….bruno martin casanova

  5. Jonathan Baruc July 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    What’s the cost for mycotecture materials compared to other typical building materials? Is it easy to source large amounts of it?

  6. User1 May 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    If it\\\’s light, it might also have insulative prperties.

  7. Ian Falcon Bentley December 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Nature provides … we only need to discover where to look! And increasingly it is substances that the ‘powers that be’ have tried to marginalise … and even criminalise … that offer some of mankind’s greatest opportunities. Between mushrooms, hemp, bamboo, and a few other organic alternatives … lies a totally efficient and sustainable alternative to the way we currently build our homes, and so much more. Truly exciting. How do we prevent the ‘authorities’ from pulling a dirty on this project? This is deeply disruptive, and a lot of vested interests are threatened …

  8. bthinker September 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I’m the only one weird enough to ask this, what’s the heat range for application and thermal expansion and degradation timeline.

  9. Nyrlha September 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Hi, I live in Spain and am a ceramicist.I love the green architecture and I would like to know more about the technique with fungi, although the difficulty of the language I hope share and acquire knowledge.Thank you

  10. James Comegys September 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Wonderful idea. When does Mr. Toss receive visitors?

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