Out Of The Bottle And Into The Building

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Hazelwood School by Alan Dunlop Architect Limited

Cork is a ubiquitous material used in products such as bulletin boards and wine bottle stoppers, but its history of use in architecture is limited to mainly sub-flooring and insulation. However, contemporary architects looking for environmentally friendly building alternatives have begun to implement cork in innovative, nontraditional applications.

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Treehouse by SHED by SHED

Typically, trees are cut down and milled in order to produce construction material such as lumber or plywood. The cork oak tree is different; the bark, which grows back, is harvested stead of the trunk, making cork one of the most sustainable material choices.

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Cork House by Arquitectos Anónimos

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