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Source: Een Til Een

This 'Biological House' Is Built From Eco-Waste That Would Otherwise Be Burned

By Aimee Lutkin

Architecture firm Een Til Een has just opened the first "biological house" in Denmark. What exactly does this mean? This house was built almost entirely from upcycled materials that are generally considered waste produced by the agricultural industry—things like grass, straw, and seaweed. Interestingly, these materials would normally be burned for energy.

World Architecture reports that these materials were instead specially compressed into raw materials to construct the house. Kim Christofte, CEO of Een til Een, stated that experimenting with finding the correct balance of materials was an intense but worthwhile process.

“It’s been a long project, and we have all certainly learnt a great deal over the course of planning and construction. It has been a pleasure to watch the team find so many clever solutions to the problems encountered along the way and we are delighted to finally open the doors to share this unique house with the public.”