This unusual vacation home was built using seaweed pillows. Architecture studio Vandkunsten teamed up with a non-profit organization called Realdania Byg for the construction of this phenomenal cottage-style Dutch dwelling.
At first glance it may be hard to tell, but the outside of this fantastic vacation home is covered in seaweed pillows. When one looks closer, it becomes clear that this is not your average cottage getaway. These designers were faced with the task of building a modern vacation-style home using natural materials, so they chose seaweed, which washes ashore constantly and reproduces in the sea.
Seaweed is definitely a strange building material but it adds an interesting element to this cottage. It creates an interesting look outside of the cottage, which looks completely sleek and modern on the inside.
This Vacation Home was Made with Seaweed Pillows
1. Seaweed-based Architecture - Exploring the potential of seaweed as a building material in the architecture industry.
2. Sustainable Vacation Homes - Increasing demand for vacation homes that are designed and built with eco-friendly materials.
3. Natural-fiber Textiles - Growing interest in textile production using eco-friendly materials such as seaweed fibers.
1. Architecture - Opportunities for architects, builders, and designers to experiment with sustainable building materials.
2. Hospitality - Potential for hotels and vacation home rental companies to market and offer eco-friendly accommodations.
3. Fashion - Potential for fashion industry to explore and incorporate natural materials such as seaweed fibers in textiles and clothing.