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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Howland, Milne y Wilton, Cork House in Berkshire (England)

Beside the River Thames stands this house built by Matthew Barnett Howland in collaboration with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton. Shortlisted for the 2019 Stirling Prize, the winner of which will be announced on 8 Ocrober, it presents five volumes topped by pyramid-like skylights. 1,268 blocks of cork – which is a renewable, resistant, and insulating material – are held up by timber components. The house is designed in such a way that it can in future be easily dismantled and reused or recycled. The sustainable construction system uses blocks made of cork granules heated to form solid a solid building material, which is then cut in modules. Inside, no treatment or finish has been applied to the visible cork pieces.
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