MYCELL is a bionic device that simulates and utilizes the forms of mushrooms and mycelium to attach to growing plants, allowing people to feel the atmosphere of the surrounding forest and the quiet experience of plants in the busy urban life.

The concept is dedicated to sustainable development, using future building materials, such as biodegradable or renewable materials, to reduce the negative impact on the environment and promote the development of the construction industry in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable direction.


Mycelium can be used to produce biological materials, such as bioplastics, biological bricks, etc. These materials are generally more environmentally friendly than traditional synthetic materials because they degrade and the production process has less environmental impact.

Mycelium can be mixed with other materials to make building materials with better properties. These materials may have better insulation properties, higher strength, better fire resistance, etc.

Mycelium can be used to produce biodegradable building materials, which has positive implications for reducing the amount of construction waste and reducing the impact on the environment.

Mycelium has certain insulating properties and can be used to make insulation materials, thereby reducing the energy consumption of buildings.

Mycelium can also be used in indoor and outdoor landscape design, such as planting mycelium on walls to create an aesthetically pleasing pattern or landscape.


“urban reef”

Dutch designer duo Pierre Oskam and Max Latour use natural materials to create structural ecosystems that can incorporate existing environmental elements, such as fountains, to make cities more bio-diverse.

The Myco-Knit CompoSITe “grows” chairs with fungi by using 3D knitting and a special substrate. Mycelium growth binds organic filling materials together to form a hard, self-supporting object capable of carrying light loads when dried.

This novel approach broadens the possibility of using mycele-based materials to create more complex objects in the future.

Myco-Knit CompoSITe

by Hub for Biotechnology and the Built Environment

Site Analysis

1. Facing the water body, the water vapor blown from the Hudson river can be stored as an inevitable factor for plant growth.

2. The placement on the grass can be conducive to the entry of microorganisms on the grass and help the growth of plants.

3. The site is a large open grassland without tall buildings or trees, which is conducive to the sunlight and accelerate the growth of plants.



Design Solution



Materials and Technology


Finished plan

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