The Tav Group recently designed a 250 square meter home in the Haifa District in Israel for social activists. The house was created with all natural and environmentally friendly materials, the most interesting and talked about feature of the home is the walls which are made from cannabis.

The group aimed to use no concrete and their substitute was hampcrete which is made from hemp hurds and hydraulic lime. The casting process is similar to the way concrete is casted, and provides solid insulation as well, which is very necessary when living in a country like Israel. These heavy materials decrease overheating in extreme conditions. An earth based plaster is then put over the cannabis walls to secure a sturdier exterior.

This is the first time hempcrete has been used in Israel, and is quickly becoming a new alternative to concrete walls because of how natural and sustainable it is. The home also has  solar panels and a system put in place to ecologically source heat, water, and ventilation.

The Tav Group is really paving a way for future and current architects by raising the bar and influencing what's next in the business, by making homes in a more natural manner.

For more amazing architecture be sure to check out this modern Californian home that features glass walls and steel roof panels

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Debunking Fragrance in Skincare Myths With Dr. Z

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Unpacking The Ordinary's “Skinification of Hair”

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Therabody's TheraFace Is a Mini Massage Gun for Better Skin

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Bored Ape NFTs Have Entered the Beauty Chat

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Bobbi Brown & Jones Road Made an Expletive-Inducing Foundation

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Would You Buy Used Makeup?

    Culture
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.