InterWoven - Plantrootweaving
In the project Interwoven, the natural network of the root system turns into a textile -like material.
Using templates as moulds, the roots are channelled, forming the new material. During the growth process the roots conform to the patterns and the root material weaves or braids itself. The material is biologically manufactured and degradable. It is created from a subterranean living biomass, which continues to produce itself as long as there are enough nutrients, light and warmth. CO2 storage in living biomass is seen as one of the ways to reduce the CO2 concentration. Plants absorb CO2 and fix the carbon in organic compounds.
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Bank Giro Lotterijfonds
Accessible to visitors of the Future Materials Lab