All I Need is a Little Kelp

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Sustainable, non-flammable, insulating

When it comes to sustainable materials for building cheap housing, seaweed is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But when Argentinian-born product designer Alejandra Olivera started investigating kelp’s unique properties, she discovered that it could be made into panels with a variety of great properties: good tensile strength, non-flammable, good insulator… and numerous others

Here is where design and sustainability intersect for the benefit of real people.