PLP Architecture debuted an interpretive, artistic mycelium installation that encouraged the public to envision and engage with fungi architecture. The installation was made of mycelium blocks with a 3D printed timber shell. The design is modular and open to changing formations. The blocks, which were similar in size to watermelon, were arranged to create abstract seating, towers, and interesting spatial formations.
The next era in human history is the Symbiocene (Greek; companionship) in which humans and nature not just exist in harmony, but actively collaborate to build a better world. PLP Architecture believe architects and urban designers have a definitive role in designing the infrastructure and day to day experience of the Symbiocene. However, this future is not imminent and requires deliberate creation. Therefore, they are working (i.e. growing) towards this future by exploring the building properties of mycelium.