Turning fungi into ‘bricks’ for buildings


Spore rooms: A 2014 installation in New York, with the structure made up of 10,000 mushroom bricks designed by architectural firm The Living. — The Straits Times/ANN

A HOUSE or building made of mushrooms may sound far-fetched and fragile, but do not underestimate the strength of the mycelium, a hardy component of the fungi.

Researchers in Singapore and Switzerland are now studying the use of mycelium as a sustainable building construction material.

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