01 Aug '13, 1pm

Old is new again as modern Danish house is clad and insulated with seaweed

Old is new again as modern Danish house is clad and insulated with seaweed

Before there were Home Depots, people used what was around them, and builders got very creative with indigenous materials. On the island of Læsø in Denmark, they had a lot of seaweed. It appears to work well and last a long time; one dates back to 1865. Now Realdania , a Danish architectural preservation society and trust, has built a new seaweed home. This is unusual for such an organization, but their mandate includes construction of buildings with "significant experimental character with respect to architecture, technology, or location." © Helene Høyer Mikkelsen and Realdania Byg. The house is designed by Vandkunsten architects to accommodate two families in about 100 square meters (1076 square feet). Realdania Byg's Jørgen Søndermark tells Dezeen: Seaweed is at the same time very old and very 'just-in-time', because it is in many ways the ultimate sustainable material....

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