Paris studio Lemoal Lemoal has used hempcrete blocks to build the Pierre Chevet sports centre in France, which the studio believes is the country's first public building built from the biomaterial. More
Hemp can capture atmospheric carbon twice as effectively as forests while providing carbon-negative biomaterials for architects and designers, according to Cambridge University researcher Darshil Shah. More
Fashion designer Stella McCartney has unveiled a two-piece outfit made using a leather alternative grown from mycelium, making her among the first luxury fashion designers to turn the biomaterial into wearable clothing. More
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