Pigeon Tower Dominik Einfalt, Mily Bogaarts, Arne Hendriks


Nov '20 – Pigeon Tower 05

Dominik’s tower was an evolutionary leap forward. It combined all learnings from earlier experiments with a touch of design genius by Dominik Einfalt.

We wanted to compress the bricks for this tower to avoid tilting so Josef Zappe created a press with two car jacks. We made a delicious syrup with the juice that flowed from the mycelium during pressing. Dominik Einfalt created a robust octagonal design for the tower. we decided to cut the pressed mycelium bricks at a 45 degree angle allowing an octagonal shape. The different treatments of the bricks slowed down the proces but added much needed control. We covered up the tower to prevent dehydration and because mycelium grows better in the dark. Two weeks later, the inside looks like a kaleidoscope of mushrooms.



Dom - Pigeon Tower 05 Ben Hopley

Period: 5, 6 & 11 November 2020
Mycelium: Yellow Oyster Mushroom
Weather: Mostly clouded between 8 and 15 degrees, no rain.
Supplier: John Verbruggen B.V.
Type: Octagonal, 220cm high.