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The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms

You’ll want to check out the work of mycologist and designer Phil Ross, who’s been turning mushrooms into beautiful structures for over twenty years.

A self-styled “craft mycologist,” Ross has discovered that, given the proper substrate and growth conditions, fungal mycelia can be assembled into nearly any shape and density under the sun.

For Ross, building with mushrooms started as an artistic hobby. He grew easy chairs, stools, tables and baskets, all by filling a mold with sawdust and inoculating it with mycelia. But it wasn’t until he started growing interlocking bricks and building entire structures from mushroom mycelia that Ross realized he’d stumbled onto something big.”

Read the full article on Gizmodo.com