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@bio_matt   Making architecture that is aligned with natural cycles of growth, decay and renewal: plant-based, embodied carbon-negative, designed for disassembly.

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Catherine Slessor has written a great piece on Cork House in today's Observer . . . "If Cork House were a book, it would be a manifesto or polemical tract that aimed to radically reframe the processes of architecture and construction through the prism of whole life sustainability, from design to demolition." . . #corkhouse #brandnewancients #keepitsimple #corbel #simplebuilding #stonebuilding #solidstone #designfordisassembly #drystone #prefabricated #digitalfabrication #robotics #digitaldesign #kuka #robotsinarchitecture #robotarm #robotmilling #offsiteconstruction #expandedcork #buildingwithcork #plantbased #biogenic #biorenewable #biodiversity #lowcarbon #climateemergency #architectsdeclare #riba #stirlingprize

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@Riba has today announced the shortlist for the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019. Delighted to say that Cork House is one of six shortlisted projects. _____________________ Speaking about the project, the @riba Stephen Lawrence Prize jury said: ‘form, function and footprint are all equally considered and respected. This is a truly well thought through, carefully researched project that has created a home that inspires those that are lucky enough to visit. A noble, momentous model to aspire to.’ #ribaawards #ribastephenlawrence 📷 David Grandorge

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‘Since the offcuts that Howland used were placed in pressure cookers and bonded together in their own resin, called suberin, no chemicals or glues were required. The result was a series of impeccably eco-friendly blocks.’ ‘...The house was carbon negative at completion and has been assessed to have the lowest amount of carbon emitted over its life span for any building’ (assessed by Sturgis Carbon Profiling) ~ Jonathan Morrison writes on Cork House today in The Times. _____________________ @thetimes #stirlingprize #sustainablearchitecture

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Cork House featured in this weekend’s Financial Times @ft_houseandhome ~ Edwin Heathcote writes: ‘Dark, tactile and beautifully textured, Cork House must be one the most sustainable houses built in the modern age...’ ‘...The result is a compelling combination of elemental and futuristic.’ . _____________________ The full article is available online @ft_houseandhome #stirlingprize

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