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NYCRAN presents: The Mycelium Project – Exploring the potential of fungi for the decarbonization of residential building components

  • 1.  NYCRAN presents: The Mycelium Project – Exploring the potential of fungi for the decarbonization of residential building components

    Posted 01-30-2021 04:06 PM
    This upcoming AIANY CRAN CEU event is an introduction to the subject of using fungi in the building industry. Don't miss it! https://lnkd.in/gjh-BNY

    ResArch Lab: The Mycelium Project – Exploring the potential of fungi for the decarbonization of residential building components – Sponsored by NYCRAN Feb. 10, 6 PM Eastern.

    The discoveries being made by the scientists and designers who study "Living Systems" have the potential to significantly improve the built environment.

    Practical applications of this science are taking place in building design, offsite fabrication, air purification, the consumption of plastic (with no negative impact on the environment), and so much more. For example, building insulation created with fungi is naturally resistant to fire and can provide 2-3 times the insulation value of many of today's commonly available insulation materials. This 1-min video will give you an idea of the potential impact the use of fungi can have on the construction industry: https://lnkd.in/gQ3z6TG.

    Speakers:

    Jonathan Dessi-Olive, Assistant Professor of Architecture in Design and Structures, Kansas State University

    Nat Oppenheimer, PE, LEED AP, Executive Vice President, Senior Principal, Silman

    Rebecca Buntrock, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Silman

    Omid Oliyan, PhD, Senior Computational Designer, Silman

     

    About the speakers:

    Jonathan Dessi-Olive is a researcher, designer, and educator. His work takes a critical approach to technology while integrating the history and theory of architecture, contemporary construction, and computational design. Presently he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Kansas State University, where he teaches architecture studios, seminars, and structural design.





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