EPISODE 2: The cook, the fungi and his architecture
This second episode talks about harnessing the fungal mycelium for the purpose of growing architecture under the EU-funded FUNGAR project with Professor Phil Ayres – architect, researcher and associate professor at the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy.
As a principle investigator, Phil’s research in the context of two EU-funded Future and Emerging Technology (FET) projects focuses on the symbiotic relationships between robots and natural plants, and the development of fungal architectures - the topic of this podcast episode.
Phil Ayres joined the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen in 2009 after a decade of teaching and research at the Bartlett, UCL in the United Kingdom. His research primarily focuses on the design and production of novel bio-hybrid architectural systems and the development of complementary design environments.
Phil teaches at Masters and PhD level and is also the editor of the book ‘Persistent Modelling - Extending the Role of Architectural Representation’.
Find out more:
- Link to project on CORDIS
- Link to EU-funded project website: Fungal Architectures (FUNGAR)
- For more EU-funded research and innovation success stories
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