Pigeon Tower Andy Cartier, Arne Hendriks


Sept '20 – Pigeon Tower 03

The third tower was build inside the Clean Lab. Two previous attempts to build a sturdy, living tower had failed. Time to take a step back.

We did not know whether our principles were correct. Whether the material was suitable for building. And whether these blocks of waste mycelium would grow together. A simple quadrangular design allowed us to leave the mycelium alone so much. Afterwards we wrapped the tower in transparent foil and in the following weeks we were relieved to see that the mycelium blocks were growing together. Even now outside, where the circumstances cannot be fully controlled.


Cartier - Pigeon Tower 03 Ben Hopley

Period: 11 September 2020 (Removed 5 October 2020)
Mycelium: Grey Oyster Mushroom. Rectangular blocks. 50x30x30cm
Weather: - (indoor)
Supplier: John Verbruggen BV.
Type: Rectangular, 100 x 175 x 150 cm