Aleksi grew these blocks in two weeks for Biohm’s exhibit at the UK Consctruction Week in October 2017. Almost a year later, in September 2018, BBC 4 filmed one of these samples while testing it for its fire-resistance. It was impossible to burn the piece because mycelium is self-extinguishing!
The pieces below were grown as prototypes for 1:1 mycelium insulation panels. The panels are to be used inside one of Biohm’s Triagomy construction system blocks. Learn more about Triagomy here.
The substrates for growing mycelium can be collected from agricultural waste streams.
Sometimes the by-product of the material is these alien-looking mycelium babies. However, edible mushrooms can also be grown and harvested before the material is dried and used functionally. The photos are taken by Biohm.
These acoustic wall panels are grown into the shape of Triagomy using a range of organic matter such as wood chip, straw and waste cardboard. The photos are taken by Biohm.