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FUNGAR: Functional and User-centric Next Generation Architecture

FUNGAR Architecture, aka Functional and User-centric Next Generation Architecture, is exploring the relationship between biological organisms and computational techniques to create beautiful and adaptable architectural projects.



These eco-friendly structures integrate various disciplines, including design and human-computer interaction. Scientists at UWE Bristol have worked with European mycologists, architects, and biophysicists to create FUNGAR, which puts an emphasis on flexibility, creating designs that use fungal mycelium that adapt to the given environment by performing computational functions to adjust to changes in light, pollutants, and temperature.



Project coordinator Professor Andrew Adamatzky discovered that fungi can be used as a functional computer. Through the combination of fungi with nanoparticles and polymers, a mycelium-based electronic system will be integrated within the building.



In addition to this successful computer integration, the building will also be lightweight, waterproof, and recyclable, limiting its environmental impact. By embracing a holistic approach that combines aesthetics, functionality, and technology, FUNGAR architecture aims to create engaging and enjoyable spaces that promote community interaction.



This $2.5m ‘living architecture’ project has just completed after 3 years of research.


Check them out:


⌭ www.fungar.eu


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