26 Jun '14, 5pm

World’s First Tower Made from Mushrooms Rises at PS1 in Queens, NY

“For a few years, we have been exploring the intersection of biology, design, and computing,” Benjamin told Inhabitat. “And we have also been interested in buildings as complex ecosystems of ideas, materials, environments, technologies, and cultures. We have experimented with a variety of ways in which living biological systems can be used as bio computers or bio factories. Materials made from mycelium are a great, immediate example of all of these things —including the use of an organism to manufacture building materials, and the capacity of these building materials to engage the earth’s carbon cycle in a healthy way.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/worlds-first-tower-made-from-mus...

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