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The Mushroom Project: A Zero Waste Initiative

Food is a pillar of our society and integral to our daily lives, yet many people don’t have enough to sustain themselves while one third of total food produced is thrown away each year. People have lost their connection to food which is causing them to overlook its importance.
When we respect food there is enough for everyone to eat well, and little is wasted. Waste is repurposed back into the loop to produce more food. This complete loop theme runs through my project, creating a sense of wholeness in every aspect of design and function.

Supermarkets throw out a significant amount of food each day that is still edible. I collect this and sell it discounted in the shop unit and use it in the restaurant to make affordable, healthy meals. The community kitchen provides space for locals to come together and share meals and the labs produce mycelium packaging to sell and hosts food and science related workshops.

Student name
Noah Boswell
Course
BArch Architecture
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The Mushroom Project: A Zero Waste Initiative

Food is a pillar of society and integral to our lives, yet many don’t have enough while 1/3 of total food produced is thrown away. People have lost their connection to food, causing them to overlook its importance. When we respect food there is enough for everyone to eat well, and little is wasted. Waste is repurposed back into the loop to produce more food. This complete loop theme runs through my project, creating a sense of wholeness in every aspect of design and function. My project will address the serious issue of food waste through a multitude of community focused approaches. The shop and restaurant collect edible food thrown out of supermarkets and sell it cheaply or as meals. The community kitchen provides space for people to cook together. The labs hold both science and food related workshops, research into sustainable food, and produce sustainable mycelium packaging to sell.

BArch Architecture

The BArch (Hons) in Architecture course is focused on the creative and practical development of architectural design, investigated in a studio environment through a series of carefully considered practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social, cultural and topographical situations.

The purpose of the course is to align architectural concepts, thinking, techniques and values with current architectural thought and practice. It involves strategic thinking and creative imagination; problem-solving and research tasks; attention to detail and tectonic resolution; traditional and digital forms of representation; and public presentations and reviews. This course addresses the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures and develops Part 1 graduates with creative vision, practical skills and an ethical position in respect of the role of the architect in a globalised world.

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