So what is the deal? The real breakthrough is made. Recycled agricultural by-products can now be upcycled into valuable building components. No need to use wood materials such as plywood and OSB. Waste turns now into resources. By-products from the agricultural industry -such as tomato stem, soy bean, weat straw, hemp fiber or corn starch- can now be processed into high value building components. In detail the construction is made of a straw board construction, while the roof holds a plant based rubber membrane and the facade a bio based impregnated wood. Energy is gained by solar cells and salt water battery storages.
In fact, this project offers a future solution to emerging problems such as the inherent climate challenge due to waste combustion which provokes Co2 emission and global housing crisis.A full functional home solution for the 21 st century modern family needs. Affordable, healthy and sustainable. The 145m2 sized house can be seen as part of the BioTope Ecopark in Middelfart, Denmark, which is an exhibition park and resource centre that’s designed to showcase the latest in sustainable construction technologies.