Bacterial Cellulose, Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Conference, Myco-fabrication, Sporosarcina Pasteurii, Thinking Soils

Biodesign projects presented at Designer Biology

5 Aug , 2019  

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Last week we saw a plethora of exciting projects from young and established scientists working in the field of bioengineering/synthetic biology at the Designer Biology conference. This was a joint conference organised by The European Federation of Biotechnology Polymer Biotechnology Section and the Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section, hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Group in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University […]

Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Myco-fabrication, Prize

Mycology Scholarship Winner

2 Aug , 2019  

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We are happy to announce that Dilan has received the Herbert M. Saylor Memorial Scholarship from the Sonoma County Mycological Association for her research in Demonstrating a Material Making Process Through the Cultivation of Mycelium Growth. ‘Going beyond the square brick by designing a circuit that deposits nutrient’ Experimenting with growth conditions   Dilan is currently conducting research to […]

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Myco-fabrication

Investigating the Properties of Mycelium to Develop Free Form Building Materials

12 Apr , 2019  

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Today, mycelium is used in many different ways: As packaging in industry; as acoustic panels; wall insulation, bricks in buildings, as textile or as a raw material in designed objects such as furniture. The purpose of this research is to explore the tectonic features and possibilities of pure mycelium as a living building material by […]

Myco-fabrication

Mycelium Construction

21 Mar , 2019  

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Architecture students from level 5 and 6 concluded their exploration into building with a living material with an exhibition at the Laing Gallery.  Their investigation was carried out in the Bio Design Lab at Newcastle University which allowed the students to interact and conduct experiments in a sterile and contained laboratory environment.     Microscopic view of the […]

Myco-fabrication

Architectural Technology Studio 2019: Building with Living Materials

4 Feb , 2019  

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Students from level 5 and 6 started their experimentation on a living material exploration today. The studio, 4th Order: Building with Living Materials led by Martyn Dade-Robertson, Thora H Arnardottir and Dilan Ozkan, focuses on exploring, not only, the material properties of mycelium-based materials, but the semiotics of the material. It aims to define the 4th classical […]