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The hospitality sector in Las Vegas particularly could do a better job at leading by example through more sustainable renovations and experiences. Today's travelers, restaurant patrons, hotel bookers and shoppers care about sustainability and sustainable practices make hospitality organizations stand out. In the ongoing climate crisis, research is being conducted assessing the viability of biomimetric materials which are responsibly sources, do not release harmful man-made toxins, and decompose through natural means. One of these organic materials further being researched as a likely future replacement of plastics is mycelium. The design method will follow growing various mycelium fixtures and furnishings following different existing hotel room archetypes (in this case the using Excalibur as the site) to examine the likely acceptance of an organic material in the hospitality industry. The goal of the establishment of a local mycelium garden-lab as a direct appendage and renovation material supplier is a sustainable change to the business of remodling hotel rooms in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
Hotel Renovations;Remodles;Renovation Waste;Renovation Materials;New Renovation Material;Organic Material;Mycelium
Architecture | Environmental Design
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Denig, Dillon, "Mycological Renovations: How Saprophytic Fungi-Composite Materials Can Remodle FF&E" (2022). Hospitality Design Graduate Capstones. 50.
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