Fungal Architectures

Edited by
April 2023
296 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-7347-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-7346-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Fungal Architectures that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Physical Sciences

This reprint presents groundbreaking discoveries, practical techniques, and rigorous analyses related to the cultivation, preparation, and exploitation of mycelium composites. The papers cover a wide range of topics, including functional modifications of mycelium with inorganic particles, modifying and assessing the mechanical properties of mycelium composites, strategies for improving the flexural behaviour of composites, beehives from fungal materials, bio-welding and reinforcement of composites, bioreactors for fungal production, co-production of composites by fungi and bacteria, growing large-scale mycelium structures, sound absorption by composites, and the geometrical parameterisation of fungi. This informative compendium of techniques, methods, and insights on growing fungal material appeals to readers from all walks of life, from high school pupils to university professors, from mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers to chemists, from craft practitioners to industrial producers of fungal materials, and from biologists to architects and artists.

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mycelium-based composites; additive manufacturing; bio-based materials; circular construction; digital fabrication; mycelium; bio-composites; bio-fabrication; digital fabrication; additive manufacturing; ultrasonic welding; wood printing; circular construction; robotic fabrication; reinforced composites; bio-based materials; mycelium; mycelium-based composites; natural fiber reinforced polymers; NFRP; growing materials; rattan; lightweight structure; mycelium; architecture; structural design; computational design; digital fabrication; additive manufacturing; subtractive manufacturing; circular economy; mycelium-based composites; compressive structures; compressive strength; digital image correlation; masonry; mycelium; growth; bio-composites; mechanical properties; architecture; materials science; mycelium-based composite; biomaterials; natural composites; mycelium; bacterial cellulose; biocompatibility; knitted fabric; material tinkering; mycelium-based composites; lignocellulosic fibers; natural fiber reinforcement; mechanical characteristics; manufacturing variables; nanoclay; fungal fruiting bodies; parametric design thinking; plasticity; linearity; non-linearity; biohybrid architecture; bio fabrication; living architecture; beehive; 3D printing; mycelium materials; symbiosis; multispecies architecture; healthy materials; binding capacity; bio-adhesives; bio-composites; biomaterials; building biomaterials; fungal mycelium; mechanical performance; mycelium; acoustic materials; bio-fabrication; sound absorption; mycelium; fungal architecture; myceliated material; living material; sustainability; biotechnology; compression; bending; waste upcycling; mycoremediation; mycelium; myco-materials; myco-fabrication; sustainable buildings; sustainable structures; architectural design; structural design; material ethics; modular chain bioreactor; solid-state fermentation; mycelium production; Ganoderma lucidum

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