Carbon-negative building for 3D printed architecture.BioLab Studio is developing a 3D-printed “bioscaffold” for growing mycelium. Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine white filaments (hyphae). 3D-printed bio-scaffold made from a combination of wood and mycelium, and they use robots to help build it. The bio-scaffold is designed to support the growth of plants and other living organisms and has potential applications in various fields, including architecture, agriculture, and environmental remediation.
As mentioned in the article, the bio-scaffold is created using an ” additive manufacturing process,” in which layers of wood-based material are 3D-printed and then infused with mycelium. This fungus acts as a natural binder. The resulting material is strong, lightweight, and able to support the growth of living organisms.
This project’s creation of complex, intricate structures is still in its early stages. Further research and development will be needed to refine the technology and explore its potential applications. The Biolab Studio bio-scaffold project represents an innovative approach to combining technology and biology to create new materials and structures to support and enhance life.