Located in Nova Scotia, Canada, the island build communes with nature as a means of demonstrating the two entitiesâ€™ â€œphilosophy of hedonistic sustainability.â€ Vollebakâ€™s core revolves around promoting environmentally equitable garments, so the new collaboration serves as a perfect blend of the Vollebakâ€™s and Bjarke Ingels Groupâ€™s values.
â€œIn other words, the fashion equivalent of BIGâ€™s architectural philosophy of hedonistic sustainability,â€ said Ingels. â€œFor Vollebak Island, we have imagined the rooms as a manmade mount of individual volumes rising out of the ground and a separate outpost at the edge of the breaking waves.â€
The focal point of the build is Earth House, which takes form through nine interconnected buildings in a central courtyard. Incorporating the elements of nature, the living block will be crafted from thatch and the four bedrooms will be crafted from fire-retardant hempcrete. Additionally, the boathouse will feature seaweed insulation alongside a star-gazing room crafted from polished concrete.
Elsewhere is a greenhouse made from glass brick, a Japanese-style bathhouse with tubs cut from the islandâ€™s bedrock and a triangular guesthouse names Wood House. Powering the houses will be a combination of geothermal, solar and offshore wind power.
The island and designs from Bjarke Ingels are set to be auctioned next week by Sothebyâ€™s Concierge Auctions.
Take a look at Vollebak Island in the gallery above.