Books

Building with Hemp
an inspiration for architects, builders, community activists, students and teachers around the world

Building with Hemp

Building with Hemp by Steve Allin has been an inspiration for architects, builders, community activists, students and teachers around the world and as this construction system is gaining in popularity this edition will be even more important in assisting the uptake of this technology internationally. In it’s second edition, a signed by the author copy of the book can be purchased exclusively from the Seedpress bookstore.

Steve Allin is an author, teacher and consultant on ecological building. He has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp in building in Ireland and internationally for many years and is the founding director of the International Hemp Building Association IHBA he continues to teach and lecture worldwide on the subject of hemp building.

Hemp Buildings: 50 International Case Studies
a comprehensive overview of projects that showcase the use of hemp-based materials

Hemp Buildings: 50 International Case Studies

Hemp Buildings: 50 International Case Studies is a comprehensive overview of projects that showcase the use of hemp-based materials utilised in architectural examples of every kind. In the last 35 years, this unique material and the systems that have developed with it provide vital solutions for energy use, carbon emissions and healthy environments providing innovative solutions for today.

In compiling this book, Steve Allin focuses on a wide diversity of projects from different backgrounds with the aim of explaining the approaches each client, designer and builder chose; including the use of hempcrete and hemp fibre insulation, how they were sourced and the stunning range of finishes achieved. Containing over three hundred and fifty colour photographs illustrating everything from medieval buildings to modern retail outlets, residential to industrial builds, educational resources to health centres, from the tropics to the cool temperate zones.

Steve Allin is an author, teacher and consultant on ecological building. He has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp in building in Ireland and internationally for many years and is the founding director of the International Hemp Building Association IHBA he continues to teach and lecture worldwide on the subject of hemp building.

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