Mycelium

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Biodegradable 232 Circular 217 Recyclable 119 Regenerative 49 Cotton 15 Mycelium 24 Paper 14 Sawdust 8 Woodchip 4

Mycelium

Photos: Dennis Konoi

Mycelium Sausages

Mycelium sausages is a technique in which live mycelium is mixed with a substrate, pushed into a cotton bandage and freely woven into a shape. Over 2-3 weeks the material will grow and dry into a robust structure. The process can be thought of as something between traditional rattan weaving and manual 3D printing, as it allows one to form a diverse range of shapes using a long tube of mycelium. The technique was developed to explore new ways of fabricating mycelium objects without the need for moulds.

This ongoing exploration was first exhibited at the London Festival of Architecture in June 2017.

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Ingredients

Mycelium, recycled paper, sawdust, wood chip, cotton bandage