Back in the 80’s, while in school for architecture in NYC, I always loved the history of how structures evolved. Science and technology changed and developed over time, but social and religious forces also influenced the built environment. Hemp has a very long history in architecture, yet it has been left out of the modern conversation while cob, hay bale and Earthships are almost common.
As we educate more and more people about hemp, we need to find ways to relate to the societal references that are around us today.
What if it were that easy? It is!
Here is a simple example:
Greek architecture was supported by columns, which were grand and many of them were needed to hold up a roof.
Then the Romans opened up the space in a room by supporting many other stones with a KEYSTONE.