Plant fiber-based architecture today

The use of fast-growing plant-based materials is a huge opportunity to store a large amount of carbon now, and thus combat climate change. Housing, equipment or activity buildings, the 50 bio-based buildings described in this book were chosen from among the 226 candidates for the FIBRA Award, the world’s first prize for contemporary plant fibre architecture. Made of bamboo, thatch, straw, palm leaves, bark, North Sea or Andean herbs, or even mushroom bricks, these inspiring examples from 45 countries encourage the rediscovery of abundant and cheap materials, whose transformation requires little energy.

A major contribution to the ecological and societal transition!

Autor: Dominique Gauzin-Muller
Publishing: Edition MUSEO
Co-production: amàco

Illustrated construction techniques

Created for the FIBRA exhibition, these comic strip boards explain the stages of implementation and the tools used in six constructive techniques based on vegetable fibres: carrier straw, straw in boxes, hemp, wicker and rattan, reed and bamboo.

Licence : Creative Commons BY-NC-ND
Illustrations : Pauline Sémon
Texts : Aurélie Vissac and Dominique Gauzin-Müller
Production : amàco, initiator and organizer of the FIBRA Award