Are Mushrooms Parametric?

Ozkan, Dilan, Morrow, Ruth, Zhang, Meng and Dade-Robertson, Martyn (2022) Are Mushrooms Parametric? Biomimetics, 7 (2). p. 60. ISSN 2313-7673

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Designing with biological materials as a burgeoning approach in the architecture field requires the development of new design strategies and fabrication methods. In this paper, we question if designers can use a parametric design approach while working with living materials. The research uses fungi as a biomaterial probe to experiment with the parametric behavior of living systems. Running design experiments using fungi helps to understand the extent to which biological systems can be considered parametric and, if so, what kind of parametric systems they are. Answering these questions provides a method to work with complex biological systems and may lead to new approaches of fabricating materials by tuning the environmental parameters of biological growth.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This research was supported by the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment funded by Expanding Excellence in England (E3), Research England.
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-linearity, fungal fruiting bodies, parametric design thinking, plasticity, linearity
Subjects: C100 Biology
C200 Botany
C900 Others in Biological Sciences
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 08:36
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 08:45

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