New Museum of Mycelium

Projection on New Museum for the The Festival of Ideas for the New City and Mycoform structure grown from strains of fugi into a specific 3D fabricated geometry.
The main objective of Mycoform is to establish a smart, self-sufficient, perpetual-motion construction technology. By combining fungal mycelia with varying types of organic substrates and carefully controlling their expansion within prefabricated molds, we will create the literal growth of structural materials. The Mycoform is grown from biological materials. The process is pollution free, and has the potential to contain a low embodied energy as part of a local ecosystem. The polypore fugal species Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), possesses enzymes that readily digest a wide variety of cellulose based organic byproducts. The rapid growth of branching mycelia results in a dense matrix capable of structural support. The New Museum model was grown in a period of 10 days in incubator starting with a mixture of oak pellet fuel, wheat bran, gypsum, and hydrogen peroxide resulting in a dense mycelium structure.
Dr. Joachim & Maria Aiolova will show this project and more at;
The Festival of Ideas for the New City with the New Museum, NYC. Planetary ONE + Terreform ONE at the following events; 1. Flash:Light 2. Workshop Session 2: World CafĂ©: Built Environment 3. Storefront for Art and Architecture, DRAW-THINK-TANK 4. NYC Future Metropolis Vol III Project credits; Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Oliver Medvedik, Dylan Butman, Greg Mulholland.