Modern design has explored using fungi in furniture, chairs created from artichokes and walnut shells moulded into counter tops.

Now, Brooklyn-based design firm The Living is taking biological design to new heights by utilising agricultural waste to build a tower. The ambitious project, entitled Hy-Fi, will explore a new approach in bio-architecture as part of an exhibition for the Museum of Modern Art’s (MOMA) PS1 Gallery in Queens, New…