MycoTree at The 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

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01 Oct 2017
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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)

Team/Authors
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.

Production Partner
Mycotech, PT Miko Bahtera Nusantara

Sponsors
ETH Global; ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture; Karlsruhe, Institute of Technology (KIT); Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Singapore - ETH Centre



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