Bay Area based artist-inventor developed a method to make bricks out of mushrooms and one source described them as stronger than concrete.
The designer uses fast-growing reishi mycelium, which is incredibly durable, waterproof, non-toxic, fire-resistant, and biodegradable. He grew the mycelium in bags of sawdust before drying them out and cutting them with extremely heavy-duty steel blades.
The bricks have the feel of a composite material with a core of spongy cross-grained pulp that becomes progressively denser towards its outer skin. The skin itself is incredibly hard, shatter-resistant, and can handle enormous amounts of compression.
The next plan is to build an entire house for 12-20 people out of the mycelium bricks.
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