Materials of Tomorrow is a half day symposium exploring the potential of new sustainable materials within the design & architecture industries.
The event will feature voices from experts and practices that in various ways deal with and relate to circularity and regeneration through the lens of materials.
Partnership: 3 Days of Design Material Matters Office Kim Lenchow SPACE10
Organizers: SPACE10 3 Days of Design
Curator: Office Kim Lenchow
Exhibitor: Natural Materials Studio by Bonnie Hvillum
Hosts: Grant Gibson, Co-founder, Material Matters Helen Job, Head of Research, SPACE10
Speaker shortlist: Caroline Till – FranklinTill, UK Bonnie Hvillum – Natural Material Studies, Denmark Kim Lenchow – Office Kim Lenchow, Denmark Phil Ayres – Chair for Biohybrid Architecture, CITA / FUNGAR / FUNGATERIA Ineke Hans, Studio Ineke Hans, Germany/Holland Fernando Laposse – Designer, Mexico Akanksha Deo Sharma – Designer, IKEA, Sweden Flocus – Material start up, Italy, China and Netherlands
The FUNGAR consortium is delighted to announce the publication of the Fungal Architectures open access book which assembles the sixteen accepted papers for the MDPI Special Issue of the journal Biomimetics.
The print edition of this Special Issue is available here.
When we build today, we extract materials from finite resources and leave behind a landscape of emptied quarries, gravel pits and mines. In a future of sustainable construction, materials are bio-based and part of biological cycles in planetary balance. But must the biological materials necessarily be harvested? Or can we simply build living houses, where the materials are alive and contribute to CO2 storage, natural networks and biocycles? In the debate, we will examine opportunities and challenges for this across research and practice.
Moderator: Natalie Mossin, Head of Department, The Royal Academy – Architecture, Design and Conservation.
Professor Jan Wurm Regenerative Design and Biofabrication in Architecture, KU Leuven
Professor Phil Ayres The Royal Academy – Architecture, Design and Conservation
Natalie Mossin Head of Department, The Royal Academy – Architecture, Design and Conservation
As part of our goal to develop new construction approaches to mycelium-based composites, we’re exploring the topology of kagome weaves. These complex weaves can act as in-place moulds and structural reinforcements for the mycelium. Furthermore, a kagome scaffold allows us to explore more intricate architectural forms that support a desired computational goal. Here, we showcase some recent advancements in the automatic generation of principled kagome topology given an arbitrary target morphology.
Automating the generation of kagome scaffolds enables us to insert it into an iterative process where the environmental, computational, spatial, and fungal objectives for the architecture loop back into the design definition and morph it to a multidimensional optimum.
We are delighted to have been selected to exhibit at the ‘70% Less CO2 – conversion to a viable age’ exhibition, held at the Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen. Our exhibit is organised around four thematics related to on-going research enquiries within the project. These are: 1) Constituents 2) Composites 3) Computation 4) Constructions
The exhibition is open from 07.10.2021 – 14.01.2022, every week day from 1000-1700. Admission is free. For more details, see here.