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It’s been a long strange trip for Hyphae Design Laboratory, but we have reached an exciting and pivotal moment: we have been in business for 5 years!  Our lab was founded in 2008 and has been steadily growing to now include 7 employees and a number innovative projects under our belt. We celebrated in true Hyphae [...]

Join Hyphae Design Lab this Monday evening to show support for nutrient cycling on San Francisco sidewalks.

REFRESHED + RELIEVED: fundraiser showcasing
creative solutions for SF’s public spaces
October 8, 2012
5:30-9pm
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco (directions)
Find more on Hyphae’s PPlanter project here.
 
 

We are doing another round of edits before the masterplan goes to mass print, but we presented to the CBD Board and the plan was officially approved!
If you want a physical copy email toilet@hyphae.net and we’ll put you on the mailing list. We will be asking for a $25-100 donation for the publication, to go towards [...]

Check the Mayor’s press release here.
So we got the first $35k…now we just need to raise another $75K to build the first toilet!
Help us make it happen!
Please e-mail if you are interested in funding the project or have leads to funding sources.
 
 


Through close collaboration with the landscape architect, green roof consultant, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, and steel fabricator, this roof is an example of the thorough integration of architecture, landscape, systems, and program, and the ultimate integration of nature and technology.
“At [Bucknum's] urging, the design team began to look at the green roof playing a [...]

It’s time to raise a stink over public toilets
C.W. Nevius, Chronicle Columnist
Saturday, December 10, 2011
(P.S. We’re having another charrette next week. Let us know if you want to come: toilet@hyphae.net.)
 

Best of the East Bay

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December 11th, 2011

 
Best Hybrid Design Firm
Hyphae Design Lab
The East Bay is home to many a green-minded business, but perhaps none quite like West Oakland’s Hyphae Design Lab. The five-member firm’s tagline — “bridging the gap between architecture and biology” — is intriguing enough, but takes on added meaning when you see what these folks can do. Impeccable [...]

From a post by Lynette Evans about our Port of San Francisco proposal:
“Brent Bucknum of Oakland’s Hyphae Design Laboratory gave a rapid-fire account of the engineering firm’s answer to the challenge: “How can changes coming to Pier 27 for the 2013 America’s Cup improve the waterfront in a way that it becomes an asset for [...]

Mussel habitat dangling from the rope-laden belly of Pier 27, wetland remediation barges, and contaminated sediment dredge harvest missions were all part of our systemic proposal to rethink infrastructure being developed for the upcoming America’s Cup events. Stay posted for a more in-depth archiving of what went down, as well as coverage from the event [...]