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Ukendt Beach

Instant Herlev Institute, Denmark 2009

Ukendt Beach is an inclined roof tile deck that descends into a rainwater “ocean” in the front yard of a home in suburban Copenhagen. The fabricated synthetic beach uses the roof construction materials and technologies of Denmark. The result is an undulating surface of ceramic tiles gliding into a gently lapping “sea”. We created our sea by flooding the grounds outside of the residence at the instantHERLEV2 site with rainwater caught off the roof.