The body of work that I have on display is around existing material and construction practices and rationales in the industry particularly pertaining to internal walls. Over the semester we have examined and critiqued these practices and formulated our own responses through systemized modular and prefabricated resolutions. The focus of my and my group’s work is that of new and innovative biomaterials that can offset manufacturing emissions as well as end of life waste while achieving impressive performance through the use of mycelium, hemp and mass timber products.

A View Between Clusters

The bio-wall system that was developed was employed by our group across a series of urban, peri-urban and rural contexts in order to test its versatility. The above image depicts a view from a development of cluster housing in a “green wedge” locale.

An Overall View of the Cluster

The clusters have been integrated into a miniature “agro-forest”, a growing system that employs mimicry of natural ecologies to achieve a balanced and sustainable life cycle. This acts as a self-sustaining garden requiring little maintenance as well as hosting a series of indigenous productive plants.

A View Inside the Dwelling

The wall panels themselves are designed to reduce offcuts and onsite waste. Window modules have also been designed for the system to assist in this. When installing a window, one cuts the panel down to size and can reimplement the offcut into another section of the wall. The dimensions ensure that this offcut can be reintegrated rather than becoming waste product.
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