Insulate Yourself with Art
Building materials seldom get a lot of love outside of trade rags. For example, the LifeEdited apartment’s insulation allowed us to go from four to one radiators, providing huge energy savings. But we’ve never posted about it because pictures of cellulose batt and air barriers are about as sexy as a head of lettuce.
So when there’s sexy building materials, we get quite aroused (probably carrying this metaphor a bit far). Swedish firm Baux has invented one ingenious, super hot wall panel that adds three things that are often-missing from our homes. Their Träullit panels add acoustic and thermal insulation as well as gorgeous looks, all in an easy-to-install, eco-friendly package. Additional benefits include fire resistance and moisture retention.
The panels are made of a recyclable material composed of wood wool, cement and water. They come in six shapes and 20 different colors. Along with a downloadable design tool, you (or your architect) can make the panels into a custom wall hanging. We think they look great.
Compact living can be a bit wanting in the auditory isolation department. We imagine these panels would help muffle unwanted sounds from nearby family, roommates, neighbors, etc. The fact you can achieve all of this without tearing up the walls and adding acoustic batt or sound board is a huge plus, especially for renters who might not want to invest in their space. Lastly, they look good enough to be wall art–not a common charge for acoustic and thermal insulation.
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Via Design Milk