UK firm makes biodegradable building blocks from mycelium

The future is fungal! πŸ„

UK firm makes biodegradable building blocks from mycelium
PLP Labs, the in-house research group of PLP Architecture, have created renewable, biodegradable building blocks using fungus mycelium - PLP Labs

Did you know that 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings? 🀯

Here's a UK architecture firm that's hoping to help change that – by creating mycelium building blocks that are biodegradable and carbon free and have minimal impact on the environment.

The team produce their building blocks by using 3D-printed wood forms that they pack with a substrate injected with mycelium spores. As the mycelium colonizes the substrate, it develops into dense, moldable blocks that can be put together to create a range of different forms for use in construction.

If this means people will be living in cute little mushroom houses a few decades from now, count me in! πŸ„

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