Olson Kundig Architects' Mushroom Farm Features Coffee Compost

 - Feb 29, 2012
References: olsonkundigarchitects & psfk
It is appropriate that the Mushroom Farm is located in Seattle, Washington, since it is the birthplace of one of the most popular and recognizable coffee brands in the world: Starbucks. The Mushroom Farm repurposes coffee grounds from nearby cafes to create nutrient-rich compost for growing oyster mushrooms. Hence the correlation.

Developed by Olson Kundig Architects in collaboration with CityLab7, an organization that explores issues related to climate change around the subject of food, the Mushroom Farm was placed in the storefront of a retail space. It is comprised of a cocoon-like tent structure made out of reclaimed plywood and heat-sensitive plastic sheeting. The Mushroom Farm contains 215 rustic mushroom growing bags, which visitors can peruse until Friday, March 23, 2012.