timber construction AREA
Biobuilding in architecture:
sustainable healthy buildings
During the trade fair we built a house in wood following sustainability principles to showcase the techniques and practices required to build sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes.
Construmat realises that building in a sustainable way is an urgent need for the industry.
We know that the best way to learn about innovation is seeing it in real life
This live project provided an opportunity to work with real materials at full size, touch and see the project at the fair and discover the true potential of this sector.
Our wooden house was mainly built from three materials: wood, cork and straw, which are innovative, sustainable, natural, organic, low-tech, reusable materials that do not contain any chemicals harmful to human health.
Cork is a renewable material and a thermal insulator that protects against radioactivity and keeps out water.
Straw provides much greater indoor comfort than other commonly used materials like concrete and plastic.
The roofs, facades and interior will be covered with plants and vegetation.
This local material, harvested in the Pyrenees and the Basque Country, provides thermal insulation for homes.