BioFraming build houses using a highly energy-eﬃcient modular construction system that is composed of wooden panels ﬁlled with wheat straw.
The construction industry consumes a considerable percentage of energy all around the world. It not only produces mass CO2 emissions, but it also contributes to air pollution and the generation of solid waste. Due to the pressure on construction companies to produce more homes rapidly, their quality has dropped which results in unhealthy and environmentally inefficient homes.
The team of BioFraming wants to change the current standards of construction processes by building homes composed of wooden panels ﬁlled with mechanically pressed wheat straw, which are bio-based materials that capture CO2 from the atmosphere during the photosynthesis process. In both, manufacturing and construction processes, there is almost no waste of materials. And after the end of the useful life of the house (estimated to be more than one hundred years), these are almost entirely recycled. The assembly process is very agile. It takes 4 people during 3 days to have all the walls and partitions of a house of 100 m2 solved and in around three months the house is ﬁnished.
In their own words, BioFraming proposes “a construction system based on respect for nature and the conservation of natural, economic and human resources for future generations”.