A hundred mushroom-shaped stools encircle an incubator for growing different fungi species as part of this bio-art installation in Buenos Aires.
The Fungi Kingdom – Urban Farm installation was created by architects Julio Oropel and Jose Luis Zacarias Otiñano inside the historic Tiro Federal Argentino, built in 1937.
Responding to the rationalist stone architecture of the building's Central Hall, particularly its circular ceiling feature, the designers laid out a fungi-themed display comprising multiple connected elements.
In the center, directly below the ceiling feature, a thick fluted column supports an elevated disk in which a variety of mushrooms grow. "Black Pearl species, pink and golden Gargoyles, Pioppino, and Ganoderma Lucidum grow inside the circular aerial structure in an environment governed by light and moisture," said the architects.
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