Readers, brace yourselves! A new architectural structure will soon be up in New York City very soon and the bricks are going to grow by themselves.
The new tower, which is called Hy-Fi, is going to be an art installation designed by architect David Benjamin, who is the principal of The Living. This tower, which is a part of MoMA’s Yong Architects program, showcases a unique biotechnology. The bricks which were at the bottom of the structure were grown from cornhusks and mycelium (stringy part of a fungus which grows quickly). Well, you can see how amazing the results are!
They use a technique pioneered by design company Evocative to make the bricks. They put the husks and he fungus in a brick mold till the fungus turns into a solid building rock.
It is said that the building will be taken down with a tiny bit of waste as the bricks are biodegradable. The exhibit runs through September 7 and you have until then to take a walk around the eco friendly structure.