Mycotree is one of our inventions made of load-bearing mycelium and bamboos with a spatial branching structure. It had a geometry structure designed using 3D graphic statics, utilising compression to make the components perform structurally.
At the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, during the fall of that year, we displayed our first Mycotree as a collaboration result with ETH Zurich and Future Cities Lab. This event was a life-changing experience for our team; it gave us the courage to move further to continue the journey of developing new sustainable materials as an alternative for a better future. Even though the first Mycotree still imperfect, we believe it is already market validated through a lot of exposure and appreciation from the visitors and partners. We have learned from the mistake and keen to evolve the better Mycotree in the forthcoming years. Mycotree is now being displayed permanently in the Futurium - Berlin (https://futurium.de/de/blog/schoener-wohnen-im-mush-room)
Sustainable Construction, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT Karlsruhe: Karsten Schlesier, Felix Heisel, Dirk Hebel; Block Research Group, ETH Zurich: Juney Lee, Matthias Rippmann, Tomas Mendez Echenagucia, Andrew Liew, Noelle Paulson, Tom Van Mele, Philippe Block; Alternative Construction Materials, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH Centre: Nazanin Saeidi, Alireza Javadian, Adi Reza Nugroho, Robbi Zidna Ilman, Erlembang Adjidarma, Ronaldiaz Hartantyo, Hokie Christian, Orion Tan, Sheng Yu, Kelly Cooper.
Mycotech, PT Miko Bahtera Nusantara
ETH Global; ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture; Karlsruhe, Institute of Technology (KIT); Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Singapore - ETH Centre
A new exhibition on future materials has been opened at Fabcafe Kyoto at the end of 2020. The exhibition on mushroom materials focuses on leather-like material made from mycelium called MYLEA™ by MYCL-Mycotech Lab, a biomaterials startup from Indonesia.
Stop thinking that the future is still far ahead because it is already here! And yes, these sneaker is made from a mushroom. After long years of iteration, MYCL (Mycotech Lab), a biotech startup from Indonesia who develops sustainable materials from Mushroom Technology, finally make their Mycelium leather, MYLEA™ available to the market in the form of fashion products by collaborating with brands.