Pavilion grown from mycelium acts as pop-up performance space at Dutch Design Week

The Growing Pavilion is a temporary events space at Dutch Design Week constructed with panels grown from mushroom mycelium supported on a timber frame. Designed by set designer and artist Pascal Leboucq in collaboration with Erik Klarenbeek‘s studio Krown Design, the temporary pavilion is made entirely from bio-based materials. The outer panels were grown from […]

Jamie Pybus designs Fungi Factory kit for growing mushrooms in coffee grounds

Northumbia university graduate Jamie Pybus has devised a household system for cultivating edible mushrooms using leftover coffee grounds as a growing medium. Called Fungi Factory, the kit provides a use for the increasing number of coffee grounds that are currently discarded by UK households. Fungi Factory comprises four elements, including a storage container for coffee […]

Carlo Ratti grows Gaudi-inspired structures from a kilometre of mushroom mycelium

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has grown a series of arched architectural structures from mushroom mycelium, which will be returned to the soil after serving their purpose at Milan design week in a fully circular fashion. The Circular Garden installation is composed of a series of 60 four-metre-tall arches that end-to-end measure a kilometre – a […]

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