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June 23, 2022

Announcing HML's Designing with Hemp + Lime: Open Source Detailing for Architects and Designers

Until recently, most knowledge of building with hemplime has been in the hands of builders, artisans, and contractors.

What happens when designers and architects think with this material? We researched and collected a handful of engaging projects at a variety of scales, construction methods, and building uses.

At HML, we believe that the future of building can be carbon neutral, biodegradable, energy-efficient, and healthy if plant-based building products become the norm. HempLime is one of these materials that has excellent potential to be scaled and used widely– we are at the beginning of the learning curve.

As a companion to our Hemp + Lime guide released in 2020, the goal for this publication is to create a catalog of precedents to motivate other architects to use hemplime in future projects. With their permission, we redrew their design details to compare the various design and construction methods.

The following projects are featured for their masterful use of hemplime as a promising building material:

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