Cork House is designed by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton as a “thought-provoking response to pressing questions about the materials we build with”. The house showcases a simple construction system almost made entirely from cork – a renewable, and insulating material that is harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree.
The expanded cork blocks stack up like “lego” with interlocking joints which negates the need for mortar and glue. Comprised of 1,268 cork blocks, the house was carbon-negative at its completion as it absorbed more carbon dioxide than it emitted during the entire construction process.
Location – UK
Photo Credit – Matthew Barnett Howland