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art that is today being revived: along the route, the traditional houses cannot go unnoticed, buried under enormous roofs of seaweed. In the cottage among the pine trees in one corner of the island, the wild appearance of the materials belies a contemporary spirit. The wooden structure leaves room for an orderly sequence of glass doors, while the roof covered in woven seaweed is interrupted by just three skylights. Behind the design, won by competition by architects Vandkunsten and built by the company Realdaniabyg, is the desire to deepen the knowledge of centuries- old construction techniques, to the benefit of sustainable architecture. The interior design follows the same wavelength. Splashes of grey, white and black define the sharp lines of the Scandinavian design furniture; wicker and rushes the softer lines of the 1950s conical armchair and the rocking chair. Two bedrooms close the ground floor layout, expanding their scope for accommodation in the two twin mezzanines. From here guests can enjoy a privileged view of the space.