Cork, definition of
Cork isn’t just for wine bottles anymore. Probably the most popular use
of cork now is flooring because it provides natural thermal insulation,
thus helping to lower energy consumption, and it also has the natural
ability to absorb sound and shock. It is a type of flooring that suits
most allergy sufferers and is very durable despite its rubbery feel.
Did you know there is actually a Cork Oak tree? Well, there is and it’s
a pretty cool tree that is responsible for all those wine corks and
cork flooring. Cork is harvested by peeling away the bark from the
trunk and branches every 9-12 years and does not necessitate the
felling of the tree. And, Cork Oak trees do not die when their bark is
removed like most trees.
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- SAOLA offers sustainable sneakers sourced from algae and recycled plastic
Although admittedly late to the game, fashion is working towards cleaning up their act when it comes to corporate responsibility and sustainable sourcing of materials and manufacturing of products...
- This backpack is made from locally sourced cork and recycled materials
The world’s landfills are piling up. While we hear a lot about how the fashion industry contributes to this problem, the topic is less focused on accessories. Yet purses, bags and backpacks also contribute to the fast fashion environment with quickly...
- Solar-powered cork house pursues healthy, sustainable living
Berlin-based architecture office rundzwei Architekten recently completed a light-filled home that showcases the many material benefits of cork. Named the Cork Screw House, the sustainably minded abode boasts a facade and roof clad in natural cork, a material...
- The all-natural 'Wellness Kitchen' includes a beautiful living herb wall
Kitchens are often the heart of any home, and now an innovative company is giving our beloved cooking space a healthy and sustainable makeover. Interior design company Finch London recently unveiled its beautiful bespoke rose-colored "Wellness Kitchen"...
- Light-filled Indianapolis home is a base for Airstream adventurers
Architecture studio Haus completed a modern energy-efficient home with its very own Airstream port. Commissioned by clients with a love of traveling, the Copperwood House in Zionsville, Indianapolis boasts passive and active green-building strategies...
- Elegant cork-clad artists studio slots into a bijou London garden
A lovely little space has popped up in a north London garden as a shared workspace for a musician and seamstress couple. Cork Study—named after its sustainable cork cladding—is the work of design studio Surman Weston, also known for another charming...
- 100% solar-powered winery keeps naturally cool with cork-insulated roofs
An off-grid Spanish winery is harnessing the full power of the sun to ripen grapes and turn the fruit into wine. Local studio Munarq Arquitectes designed Son Juliana’s winery that’s entirely powered by renewable energy on the Spanish island of Majorca....
- Cork-clad Ecocubo tiny home pops up almost anywhere with minimal impact
Looking to reconnect with nature without roughing it on a campsite? Ecocubo, a tiny portable home made of wood and cork could be the answer you’re looking for...
- A tiny beach shack in Essex wrapped in "magic" cork panels
The artist couple who commissioned the design, which replaces a "dilapidated timber framed 1920s beach house", wanted a weekend home that would "surpass planning requirements in terms of flood risk mitigation, building control requirements in terms of...
- Old shipping container is converted into a chic coffee shop in Johannesburg
Non-profit Architecture for a Change transformed a former shipping container into a chic coffee shop in Johannesburg, South Africa. Operated by Roast Re:public, the converted container coffee shop is lined with cork tiles made from recycled bottle cork...
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