cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
 
cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
nov 01, 2012

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house

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.

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
cultivating a house: hemp house

 

 

the secondary conception is realized with a dry construction system in a metal frame formation, which juxtaposes a technical solution which merges constructive – energetic performance with a radically reduced building time. it ultimately allows the utilization of traditional materials in a new way obtaining a completely recyclable, solid and anti-seismic building.

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
left: hemp fields in front of a hemp house
right: iron frame house

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
cultivating a house: hemp wall and red concrete

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
cultivating a house: hemp fields in front of a hemp house

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
cultivating a house: iron frame house interior

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
cultivating a house: iron frame house interior

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
cultivating a house: natural resin bathroom

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
cultivating a house: materials and energy solutions diagram

cibicworkshop: cultivating a house
cultivating a house: energy performance in different climate regions

 

 

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  • This is something that people of this planet need to take more seriously and I appreciate the effort that. You all have made to make this a reality. Is it affordable or like most technology price out of scope for a normal person to obtain a better way of living if its not then you are obviously wasting your time because profit should not be your driving force. A healthy planet should be. At any rate good job:-)

    shane straub
  • i like this.

    stuart c. b.
  • Hemp house never needs an air freshener. Inhale…

    Jim C.
  • i prefer the hemp in my spliff

    rastaman

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