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(Archive) Lessons from the Past

Vernacular Architecture and Biobased Design

This project was part of DDW 2020
The Seaweed Pavilion — © Kel Hudson

Throughout her studies and career, Kathryn Larsen has been exploring traditional architecture and its modern sustainable potential. Join her in a visual journey to Japan, The Netherlands, and Denmark, before exploring the designer's research and work with seaweed design.

After coming across the Seaweed Houses of Læsø in 2016, Kathryn Larsen has been tracing the history of eelgrass and its uses in construction. For her thesis at the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, she reimagined seaweed thatching by creating pr

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Acoustic Eelgrass Thatch Panel — © Christopher Paul

Kombu Leather Lampshade — © Kathryn Larsen

Eelgrass Dye Tests — © Kel Hudson

The Seaweed Pavilion