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
As of November 2019, Mycotech is one of the 3 Indonesian corporations/businesses that achieved and passed the B Company Certification and is now a certified B Corporation. Mycotech has put in high effort to fulfill the high-level certification in order to make sure that the company is able to become the change that is sought in the world.
The Covid-19 Pandemic that has affected our daily lives is about survival; personally, and economically. The fashion industry is one of the businesses that experience the impact of consumer’s consumption habits shift as consumers prioritize necessary over discretionary products. On the other side, we can also witness a direct positive impact on the planet earth.