Soft Futures

Soft Futures

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Soft Futures

By Joseph Dahmen

Three recent projects fabricated from living mushroom bricks that create a visceral experience of mycelium biocomposites are described as a natural example of a “soft system.” The move toward soft, regenerative systems has important implications for the way we approach the production of architectural materials and environments in the Anthropocene. Collectively, the projects suggest a future in which dynamic materials that contribute to local ecosystems are grown rather than manufactured and engage with temporality in new and productive ways. Read the full article at Taylor & Francis.
 

Three recent projects fabricated from living mushroom bricks that create a visceral experience of mycelium biocomposites are described as a natural example of a “soft system.” The move toward soft, regenerative systems has important implications for the way we approach the production of architectural materials and environments in the Anthropocene. Collectively, the projects suggest a future in which dynamic materials that contribute to local ecosystems are grown rather than manufactured and engage with temporality in new and productive ways. Read the full article at Taylor & Francis.
 

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