버섯으로 벽돌을? [VIDEO] Creating a Brick out of Mushrooms

[VIDEO] Creating a Brick out of Mushrooms

February 4, 2021 Shane Hedmond


Cement and concrete have been under the microscope for a number of years due to the amount of carbon created in the manufacturing process. There are many scientists throughout the world that are looking to crack the code on a new form of concrete-like material that has all of the benefits that concrete possesses.  It’s a tall task, that’s why concrete has been used for hundreds of years. The latest example of scientific innovation comes from mushrooms.



   시멘트와 콘크리트는 제조 과정에서 발생하는 탄소의 양 때문에 수년간 현미경으로 관찰돼 왔다. 전 세계에는 콘크리트가 가지고 있는 모든 이점을 가진 새로운 형태의 콘크리트 재료에 대한 코드를 깨려는 과학자들이 많다. 이것은 매우 중요한 작업이다. 그래서 콘크리트가 수백 년 동안 사용되어 왔습니다. 과학적 혁신의 최신 예는 버섯에서 유래한다.




더 버지의 영상과 기사 덕분에 버섯으로 만든 벽돌을 만들기 위해 개발된 과정을 들여다볼 수 있었다. 


이 갈라진 모자 폴리포어 중 하나를 발견한 후, 연구팀은 작은 표본을 잘라내고 더 작은 표본을 별도의 페트리 접시에 담고 균사체가 자라기를 기다렸다. 균사체는 버섯의 뿌리 시스템과 비슷한데, 버섯은 힘을 내는데 도움을 주는 작은 교합 섬유이다. 


벽돌 한 개를 만드는 데 4주가 넘게 걸렸고 버섯 벽돌의 상용화 아직 걸음마 단계이지만 자연과 건축 재료가 어떻게 혼합될 수 있는지를 보여주는 흥미로운 실험이다


아래는 벽돌을 만들고 테스트하는 모든 과정을 보여주는 더 버지의 영상입이다.


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Thanks to a video and an article from The Verge, we have an inside look at the process that was developed to make a brick made of mushrooms.  By taking a small sample of a cracked cap polypore, a mushroom that you may know better by its Latin name – say it with me – Phellinus robiniae. The fungi grows on a black locust tree and is a hard mushroom, a property which would lead them to better success in the lab.



After finding one of these cracked cap polypores, the team cut off a small sample, placed even smaller samples into separate petri dishes, and waited for it to grow mycelium.  Mycelium is kind of like the mushroom’s root system, which are small interwoven fibers that help with strength.  Growing those fibers are the researcher’s path to creating the final brick.


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Once the mycelium grown and become viable, it’s cut out of the petri dish and placed in a small jar of grains to grow for a week.  After that, the mixture is moved into a larger container full of sawdust pellets and soybean hulls for another week. That final mixture is then placed in a brick mold to continue to strengthen for one more week. Lastly, the brick is baked for a few hours on low heat to stop the mushrooms from growing. 




The total process to make one brick took over 4 weeks and the commercial viability of mushroom bricks is still in its infancy, but it is an interesting experiment to show how nature and building materials could eventually become intertwined…………like the mycelium – hold your applause.


Below is the video from The Verge, which shows the whole process of making and testing the brick.  It also features one of my new favorite humans, William Padilla-Brown, who loves funghi more than you’ve ever loved anything. If you do nothing else in this world, find someone that looks at you the way William looks at a mushroom. 

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This mushroom brick could replace concrete

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