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The Modern Seaweed House Brings Old and New Together

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This beautiful house located on Danish island Læsø is 100 square meters and is suitable for two families. Architecture studio Vandkunsten decided to bring back to life old method of using seaweed in housing, characteristic for the local architecture of island. The effective insulation – seaweed! – makes it possible to live in the house year-round.

In contrast to the historic houses, the Modern Seaweed House is more contemporary in its expression. The visible seaweed has been stuffed into bolsters made of net knitted in strong wool. The bolsters are attached to the roof in overlapping runs and, in smaller scale, mounted on the façades using the same method.

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

I have bathed in seaweed and would never have guessed it could be used in house building!! Love this house!

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