Document 5 | Project 3
Developed by biomaterials company, Evocative Design, MycoBond is a product which is grown using a fungus called mycelium to turn crop waste into a heat resistant, fire resistant, biodegradable, low-energy material.
As an environmentally friendly alternative to packing materials such as EPS, MycoBond has also been developed to create a fungus-based brick. The 2014 pavilion at the Museum of Modern Art, The Hy-Fi, showcases the material in an organic, open-roofed, 12m tall cylindrical folly. Although still quite primitive in its development, the material has considerable potential in the construction industry as a low-cost, low embodied energy material that can essentially be grown on site with very little input.