These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more.
With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones
Use wide tape to span the many layers in a thick wall for an air- and water-tight seal
An energy-minded carpenter’s take on when it makes sense to use less wood in a wall—and when it doesn’t