Green-roofed Czech cabin is built with recyclable hempcrete

April 5, 2021 by  
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After living as a modern nomad for years, Ond?ej Koní?ek finally decided to settle down by realizing his dream cabin on a 20,000-square-meter wooded property in southeast Czech Republic. Fueled by his love for the nature, Koní?ek tapped Czech architecture firm Ateliér Lina Bellovi?ová to design House LO, an eco-friendly, green-roofed home that not only embraces landscape views but is also built with hempcrete — a bio-composite building material seldom used in the country. When architect Lina Koní?ek Bellovi?ová was asked by Koní?ek to build with hempcrete — a composite of hemp hurds and lime with insulating properties typically used to construct non-weight-bearing infill walls — she knew it would be a challenge. The architect had never seen it used as a building material in the Czech Republic. “First struggles evolved in a valuable experience and fascination with its features and its history,” said Bellovi?ova, who used hempcrete for House LO’s walls. “Building with hempcrete is easy and allows the builder to build their house on their own.”  Related: “Cannabis walls” add warmth to this eco-friendly home in Israel In addition to ease of construction, hempcrete also has carbon-sequestering and insulation benefits; it can be recycled and is resistant to pests, fire and mold. The architect topped the home with a green roof for additional insulation. Completed over the course of a year, the timber-framed cabin features a simple, modern design to blend in with the landscape. The single-story dwelling includes a concrete basement that houses technical equipment, storage, a lounge and a special chamber where the client develops his photographs. The ground floor above is a light-filled space centered on an open-plan living area, dining room and kitchen flanked by two bedrooms and a bathroom. A large terrace that is sheltered by deep roof overhangs wraps around the entire cabin and can be accessed by sliding glass doors that bookend the main living space. + Ateliér Lina Bellovi?ová Images by BoysPlayNice

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UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

September 4, 2012 by  
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One of UK’s biggest retailers Marks & Spencer just opened a store on the outskirts of London – and even though it is the chain’s largest retail location it has managed to attain a BREEAM “Excellent” rating. Designed by architect Aukett Fitzroy Robinson (AFR) , the 18,100 meter-square building sets a high standard of sustainable building in the retail sector. Read the rest of UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aukett Fitzroy Robinson , Cheshire Oaks , Chester , Daylighting , green architecture , green roof , hempcrete , Marks & Spencers , renewable materials , Retail Outlet , Sustainable Building , UK Architecture

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Nation’s First Hemp House Makes A Healthy Statement

September 23, 2010 by  
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Read the rest of Nation’s First Hemp House Makes A Healthy Statement http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anthony Brenner , CNN hemp , Green Building , hemcrete , hemp building , hemp design , hemp house , hemp walls , hempcrete , North Carolina green building , pure panel , Push Design , sustainable house

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Cardborigami Unfolds Into a Portable Housing Shelter

September 23, 2010 by  
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Read the rest of Cardborigami Unfolds Into a Portable Housing Shelter http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard , cardborigami , eco design , emergency shelter , green design , homeless shelter , humanitarian design , recycled cardboard , sustainable design , tina hovsepian

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