Building an Eco-Friendly Mushroom Tower at MoMA PS1

David Benjamin, principal of the architectural firm The Living, tells us about his project, Hy-Fi, a cylindrical tower built our of bricks made from cornstalks and the root-like structures of mushrooms, called mycelium. Hy–Fi is this year’s winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, and it’s in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 through September 6.

Installation view of The Living’s Hy-Fi, the winning project of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 2014 Young Architects Program. June 27-September 7, 2014.
Installation view of The Living’s Hy-Fi, the winning project of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 2014 Young Architects Program. June 27-September 7, 2014.