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December 13, 2017

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Eco-friendly Artist’s house clad in Kebony

Kebony

Danish architectural firm Cubo has recently completed an artist’s residence that offers free accommodation to artists for two weeks at a time, while also functioning as an open-door workshop and exhibition space for the artists who are staying to show off their work.

Covered in sustainable Kebony wood, this unique ‘Artist’s House’ overlooks the attractive port of Tyskerhavn in the Danish town of Hvide Sande.

The house, which is owned and run by the local tourist board, Holmsland Klit Turistforening, seems to be becoming a huge success with artists and the local community, with bookings already filled up every week until December. The house is open to guests from Easter right up until the end of October.

Guests get to stay at the peaceful house for free, and in exchange are asked to open the doors to visitors from 12pm through to 4pm on the Sunday to Thursday. This gives visitors the opportunity to see how much work each artist puts into each creation. This is something artists are usually reluctant to allow so each artist staying is open to this concept and is comfortable with sharing the experience with the general public and art enthusiasts.

To ensure that visitors get the most out of their trip, a small group has been set-up to review the work of each artist to decide who should stay as an ‘artist in residence’ over the year. This is to maintain a consistently high quality to the paintings and sketches that are put on display. The work must be of a high and also be high in versatility, which allows visitors to see a range of styles.

The property itself was designed to maximise space inside the house, with a bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen all fitting into 50 square metres. The whole exterior of the house was built using the environmentally friendly Kebony wood.

Not only is it sustainable and environmentally friendly, Kebony wood is also very aesthetically pleasing, this allows the house to blend in with the natural surroundings. As the Kebony wood weathers over time, the tone of the wood will change to a delicate silver-grey patina, reminiscent of driftwood, which will further allow it to integrate into the beautiful Danish countryside.

The patented Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly process, which modifies sustainably sourced softwoods by heating the wood with furfuryl alcohol – an agricultural by-product. By polymerising the wood’s cell wall, the softwoods permanently take on the attributes of tropical hardwood including high durability, hardness and dimensional stability, without the need for tropical deforestation, resulting in a high performing, beautiful wood product.

Henning Davidsen, Project Leader at Feriepartner commented: “It is really exciting to have completed this project and to see the first artists moving into the new house. The community has responded incredibly well, welcoming the artists and taking a great interest in their work. The house looks fantastic and the eco-friendly Kebony wood weathers so naturally, it really looks like an established part of this community complementing this beautiful landscape.”

Mona Gøtske, Sales Manager at Kebony Denmark added: “This is a really interesting project, and it has been great to see how a truly creative idea can be used in conjunction with very efficient design to create a space that is perfectly suited to its function. The team at Cubo have done a tremendous job and we at Kebony can’t wait to see what their next project will be.”

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