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The Mycelim Connection
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Humans used to be a part of nature, now we have become a force of nature. Our culture is based on infinite growth on a planet with finite resources. Its obvious that we need to change our lifestyle, in a radical way.Its not enough to drive a prius, buying organic food, or as an architect draw buildings with green roofs.We need a radical change of our lifestyle because we are facing radical change of our climate.Our impact is so great, occurs with such a speed and on a global scale that we have set of a mass extinction.

My project consists of two parts.1: To apply a system, based on the unique properties of fungi, today.I want a site that is dead and polluted. 2: A site that will work as a testing ground, preparing us for a very harsh future.

Alberta, CanadaOil sand mines the size of United Kingdom. Where a brutal mining process leaves a destroyed landscape behind. I see this landscape as a good preview of the future of our planet.I have formed a system that uses this extreme condition as an asset. The system will not only heal the landscape, it will also produce essential products such as food, fuel and material. All from fungi.The system is a network of fungi farms, growing through the land in patterns inspired by how fungi grows.

Abstract [sv]

Människor brukade vara en del av naturen, nu har vi blivit en naturkatastrof.

Vår kultur är baserad på evig tillväxt på en planet med begränsade tillgångar.

Det är uppenbart att vi behöver ändra vår livsstil på ett radikalt sätt.

För vi kommer snart att möta radikala ändringar av vårat klimat.

 

Svamp är en fascinerande livsform. Den var den första organismen att bosätta sig på jordens landmassor för 1.5 miljarder år sedan.

Svamp kan leva utan ljus, kan leva i extremt förorenade miljöer och är en perfekt partner för att möta radikal klimat.

Mitt projekt består av två delar.

Att applicera ett system på oljesand gruvorna i Alberta, Kanada. Detta för att förbereda oss på en global ekologisk kollaps.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Mycelium, fungi, environment, architecture, mass extinction
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-169057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-169057DiVA: diva2:819530
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Architecture
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2016-02-26 Created: 2015-06-10 Last updated: 2016-02-26Bibliographically approved

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