Mycotree is one of memorable project using composite by MYCL in 2017 at Korea. Mycotree is made of load-bearing mycelium and bamboos with a spatial branching structure.
Shrüm is a truncated tetrahedral object that can be used as a humble stool. The modularity makes it applicable to a wide variety of furniture and spatial arrangement. It comes in warm natural beige colour with irregular wood chips texture. The “modular but organic” appearance comes from weight-to-strength and geometry optimization. An eco conscious stool for your sustainable future.
Name of the submitted project or idea (in English or both English and your language)
MYCL Composite Project
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Mycotech started out as mushroom gourmet producers in 2012. MYCL objectives are to grow material using mushroom mycelium as a natural adhesive.
Composite material development utilizing local agriculture waste bonded by mushroom mycelium which acts as natural adhesive.
The application could be various from small decorative items to structural pavilion. We want to collaborate with local industry to create a mushroom pavilion which has a local context, grown locally with the local community, and using their local agricultural waste. We are interested in working with Hida Kuma, which has an expertise in forestry industry and wood carpentry and design. We would love to integrate our material by using their forestry waste and create a pavilion which its design adapted to local context.
Composite, Sustainable Material, Collaboration, Mycelium, Mushroom, Biotechnology
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Special Prize Question 1: How does your project or idea make use of local resources, such as materials and knowledge, to tackle its challenge?
The main potential of this mushroom material is we can utilize local agriculture waste, grown locally in collaboration with local community, and improving local economy.
Special Prize Question 2: How does your project or idea sustain its activities through the involvement of the local community?
This is an initial project if we can utilize the local available waste. If it succeed, then we can continue the conversation to create a larger production scale.
Special Prize Question 3: How does your project or idea eliminate waste or pollution while regenerating natural resources?
As we mention, this material does not require a virgin resources, instead we will maximize the local abundance agriculture waste. It's production process also low complexity. So, it can easily adapt to new environment. However, we might need a several investment on clean room for several of its process.