Cultivating a house

October 12, 2012  |  Natural Architecture, News

Experimental hemp and Iron frame houses in Milano.
Green House Design, Architecture of sustainable materials
MADE Expo 2012

The reflection on construction materials with a low carbon footprint has been the main aspect of the experimental research regarding construction techniques conducted by the Cibicworkshop in the recent years.

Cibicworkshop presents at MADE Expo 2012, at the Green Home Design a full-scale installation consisting of two houses built with innovative solutions: the technology of hemp and the dry construction system supported by metal frames.

Cultivating a house

The house made out of hemp represents the way of building contemporarily with the use of natural materials. Hemp, which nowadays almost disappeared in Italy was actually a key element in Italian agricultural history.
Building today with this material means combining new economies of the region with the latest environmental and energy-performing requirements.

Cultivating a house

The house which is realized with the dry construction system in metal frame represents a technical solution which merges constructive – energetic performance with a radically reduced builiding time.
This innovative construction system allows the utilization of traditional materials in a new way obtaining a completely recyclable, solid and anti-seismic building.

Cultivating a house is part of a series of 1:1 scale research installation on new sustainable housing designed and built by Cibicworkshop in the last years:
2004 – A simple life
2005 – A perfect weekend
2007 – View with a room
2008 – Orto Town
2009 – More with less
2012 – Cultivating a house

See photos from Cibicworkshop Flickr channel:


They talk about us: admnetwork, Alsolitopost, Ambiente Ambienti, AmbienteBio, ATCasa, Il Corriere della Sera, Designboom, Designspiration, Ecologia e Design, Ecoo, Europa Concorsi, Il sole 24ORE, Inhabitat, Leonardo, Lifegate, Moodroom, Professione Architetto, Racconti di marketing, HSDesign, La Stampa “A Milano la casa biocompatibile”, La Stampa “La casa del futuro”, La Stampa “Made Expo”, Radio24, This is My Forest, Wired.

Aldo Cibic, Tommaso Corà and Chuck Felton with Michele Cecchetto

Exhibit and conferences at Made Expo 2012
organized by Carlo Matthey_ My Ehibitions

Equilibrium, Innova,Oikos, Listone Giordano, Oltremateria, Arrital cucine, Altamarea, Glass Idromassaggio, Vitra, Carretta, New Form, Magis, Environment Furniture,Euromobil, Il giardino di legno, Star Energia, Luceplan, Glip, Vitrium, Relco Group, Sailmaker, E-tropolis.

Photos by: Francesco De Luca

For further informations:
Green Home Design

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