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Eco Hemp-Based Houses

The Solar-Powered 'Flat House' Offers Well-Appointed Living Spaces

— January 20, 2020 — Eco
The solar-powered 'Flat House' is the design work of London-based Practice Architecture and highlights the capabilities of eco-friendly architecture to set new standards in the industry. Located on the Margent Farm in rural Cambridgeshire, the house is crafted with prefabricated panels that have been infilled with hemp that's grown on the farm itself to further enhance the eco nature of the building. The hemp tiles are bound together using a sugar-based resin sourced from agricultural waste, while the building as a whole was erected in just two days.

The solar-powered 'Flat House' boasts an off-grid profile with power and heating coming from a biomass boiler as well as the aforementioned solar panels that are installed across the roof.


Image Credit: Oskar Proctor/Practice Architecture
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop sustainable building materials and methods to create more eco-friendly structures.
2. Prefabricated Construction - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore efficient and cost-effective ways to construct buildings using prefabricated panels.
3. Renewable Energy Integration - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine solar panels with biomass boilers to create off-grid and sustainable energy solutions for buildings.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate hemp-based materials and sustainable construction practices into architectural designs.
2. Construction - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced prefabrication techniques and materials for faster and more sustainable building construction.
3. Renewable Energy - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore innovative ways to integrate solar power and biomass boilers for off-grid and eco-friendly energy solutions.
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