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

cibicworkshop: cultivating a 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.

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 builiding time. it ultimately allows the utilization of traditional materials in a new way obtaining a completely recyclable, solid and anti-seismic building.

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

cultivating a house: hemp wall and red concrete

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

cultivating a house: iron frame house interior

cultivating a house: iron frame house interior

cultivating a house: natural resin bathroom

cultivating a house: materials and energy solutions diagram

cultivating a house: energy performance in different climate regions

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  • i prefer the hemp in my spliff

    rastaman says:
  • Hemp house never needs an air freshener. Inhale…

    Jim C. says:
  • i like this.

    stuart c. b. says:
  • 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 says:

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