Architecture studio Vandkunsten and non-profit organisation Realdania Byg decided to bring back to life an old method of using seaweed in housing, characteristic of the local architecture of this Danish island Læsø.
‘In contrast to the historic houses, on which the seaweed is stacked high on the roof in a tall, swelling, mushroom-like fashion, the Modern Seaweed House is more contemporary and tight 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’.
Words: Vandkunsten, Thisispaper
Photos: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen /Realdania Byg