material of the month: Bacteria/algae/mycellium

2nd February 2015

For those who have been following my blog for a while will know that I am an avid fan of bacteria, Algae, fungi and mycelium in design so for my material of the month I will showcase some of the best, old and new projects in this area.

The opportunities these organisms/materials offer in a future materials palette are endless and fascinating as shown by projects such as the Algaemy project and Fungi Mutarium Incubator.

One of the most interesting projects in this arena and one that has been in research for over 5 years is Officina Corpuscoli .

An on-going, long-term research-project it is looking at the possibilities of mycelium as an ingredient for sustainable design and materiality is exploring how fungal organisms can be used to produce alternatives to plastics.

Looking to 3D print with bacteria, to making sustainable 'grown' fabrics the breadth of this project offers an alternative materials future.

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