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Items made with Expanded Insulation Cork find use not only in construction but also in design. We present some evidence on the merits of the field of design and architecture. In the panorama of contemporary creativity, we challenge designers and architects to explore the infinite potentialities of cork and, through it, to dazzle the world.

Natural and ecological cork


Pedro de Azambuja Varela + Timothy Merritt, 2014

Aarhus, Denmark

The School of Architecture of Aarhus organized in year 2014 its second edition of HARD CO(u)R(s)E DIGITAL, a set of workshops focused in digital technologies in a pre-holiday format. The key factors in the CorkVault workshop were the use of ICB (Insulation Cork Board), a 5-axis waterjet cutter and Kangaroo along with Grasshopper, so that a full-scale pavillion could be built. Various prototypes were built during the two-week course. The final vault took three full days, from design to fabrication and assembly.

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