R001 Cooking New Materials
- Type: Research and exhibition
- Year: 2022
- Site: Skive, Denmark DK
- Client: -
- Collab: Aarhus School of Architecture
Research project on transforming the undervalued resource of seaweed and algae into building materials.
Gaining building materials from the environment has been one of the most natural architectural concepts from the beginning of humanity. Cooking New Materials explores material recipes that aim to present the possible applications of algae in contemporary, environmentally friendly, and affordable architecture. Properly used, algae can be an ultimate sustainable material, which is not only available in many areas of the world but also reproduces itself in the sea.
The project was a transformation of a rural train station in Skive, Denmark, which I developed during my 9th semester at Aarhus School of Architecture. It explored industrial processes for transforming the undervalued resource of seaweed and algae into building materials with a strong local identity and minimal environmental impact. The focus was not only on practicability but also on the aesthetics and nature of the environment-friendly.