Cultivating a (Hemp) House

‘cultivating a house’ by cibicworkshop
hemp and iron frame houses

Presented at MADE expo 2012, the full-scale installation by milano-based cibicworkshop consists of two houses built with innovative solutions: the technology of hemp and the dry construction system supported by metal frames.
With the reflection on construction materials with a low carbon footprint being the main aspect of the company’s experimental research, the first home made from hemp represents the exploration of contemporary architectural construction with the use of natural materials. Originally a key element in Italian agricultural history, the plant provided new economies within the region with the latest environmental and energy-performing requirements.

 

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