Design integration of mycelium biocomposites production using organic waste in informal settlements

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Ridwana, Iffat
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Tsamis, Alexandros
Lokko, Mae-ling Jovenes
Crembil, Gustavo
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2019-08
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Architecture
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MS
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Abstract
As a result of population growth, constant rural to urban migration, lack of affordable housing and economic vulnerability, the growth of informal settlements is rapidly increasing, particularly in developing countries along the hot humid climate zone. Concurrently, the amount of solid waste generated, inefficient waste management and lack of necessary waste transformation in this region are affecting the people and the environment adversely. This thesis proposes the informal settlements as potential urban centers to develop a waste-to-resource based production system through the integration of emerging bio-based mycelium technologies that leverages widely available organic waste as a raw material for production in a case study area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The research evaluates the available resource of organic waste and proposes an alternative paradigm of low-energy, low-tech and decentralized manufacturing process of mycelium biocomposites integrated into informal settlements.
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August 2019
School of Architecture
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School of Architecture
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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