The idea of formal and functional integration between architecture and surrounding environment is exceeded to the achievement of material biodynamic integration. Technological innovation carry out a real revolution in building-environment relations. The contribution illustrates the results of an experimental research to produce grown bio-based thermal insulation, carried out in collaboration with industrial partners. The research takes conceptual inspiration from the study of a grown material, Ecovative, a biomaterial made with hemp or tremulous poplar straw and mycelia. The DADI research group is experimenting alternative use of different straws. The results of the experimentation have registered a highly adaptive response of the final material, fully in line with the Regenerative Design and Eco-social Design approaches, which emphasize the recovered dialectic connection between nature/environment/wellbeing and human beings.
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