Nominee: Tiny House grown with Ecovative's Mushroom® Insulation
Tiny House grown with Ecovative's Mushroom® Insulation
Taking the idea of a sustainable house to a deeper level, Mushroom Insulation is a housing material that is grown from corn stalks and mycelium (mushroom "roots"). It performs similarly to polystyrene insulation, but uses no plastic or environmentally harmful chemicals. The walls of this Tiny House were grown with the Mushroom Insulation in order to provide a strong, tight, well-insulated envelope.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
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