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Cork House / Arquitectos Anonimos + Paulo Teodósio

  • 01:00 - 16 August, 2009
Cork House / Arquitectos Anonimos + Paulo Teodósio
Cork House / Arquitectos Anonimos + Paulo Teodósio, © Ivo Canelas
© Ivo Canelas

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  • Architects

  • Location

    4740-226 Esposende, Portugal
  • Architects

     Arquitectos Anónimo and Paulo Teodósio
  • Structural Consultant

    Ricardo Fonseca, Luís Fernandes and Luís Gonçalves
  • Client

    Maria Helena Ramos
  • Start Of Planning

  • Start Of Construction

  • Site area

    8,900 sqm
  • Built-up area

    288 sqm
  • Area

    157.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. An unusual and inverted process. The client convinced us to accept the responsibility to build with such a low cost. The shaped carcass, stoutly wrapped with cork bricks, deals a few radical ruptures, claiming a friendly distance to the neighborhood. Inside, the expectable "ready to inhabit" combines a straight preview to the changeable future and conditions, as direct as possible-translated in interior design. Some found nicknames: "the pavillion", "the hut", "the cork"...

© Ivo Canelas
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Santi Maggio Savasta · May 01, 2011

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up_today_arch · May 14, 2010

I think cork is not main idea of this project, it may be concrete or plaster... The idea is volme, windows...

pedroalmeida · August 22, 2009

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DesignApplause · August 21, 2009

RT @IngeniousForm: House made using cork @archdaily #architecture

JuanLuisBurke · August 18, 2009

They provided two exterior shots and a section. How are we supposed to form an opinion of this work?

StructureHub Blog · August 17, 2009

I didn't realize cork was an appropriate exterior cladding material - even in a Meditearranean climate...

kimbo · August 18, 2009 07:15 PM

we wouldn t debate corks effectiveness as an overcoat for its Quercus suber, which has been a sustainable and renewable resource in Portugal for an ancient amount of time, so why would it be different for a building s envelope?

eric · August 17, 2009

The cork "bricks" look very much like OSB (oriented strand board) used in the US for sheathing under exterior siding. This visual association makes it hard for me to see this as anything else but incomplete. I would have described how this inexpensive cladding will keep the building from leaking.

Yoav Ickowicz · August 17, 2009

Cork House / Arquitectos Anonimos:

josep · August 17, 2009

I think is simple, like the scale of the project, like the reference to old rustic architecture, like the double glazing facade, as an architect I'd love to inhabit this house! Not the right choice for some clients but to me is perfect!

Andrew Russin AIA · August 17, 2009 09:36 PM

Lets face it, this house is so bad it should never be published. The architect says it was "unusual".."with such a low cost". OK fine, make a minimal shelter but please don't show it to us! Clearly, not all minimalism is good.

jw · August 17, 2009

materiality certainly gives this place a unique character.

any interior shots?

Filipe (colombia) · August 17, 2009

este trabalho é um exemplo vivo de estudo e identidade com relação ao trabalho de atelier


john avlakiotis · August 17, 2009

Great work!!!

Shame the pictures are so few with no interiors

christine · August 17, 2009

simple is not bad. but somehow something is missing from this house. it's decent, it's correct, and yet ... it tells me nothing.

Tee · August 17, 2009

I like this minimalistic house,
but a couple of inside pics would be nice!

Juan Mellado · August 17, 2009

RT @archdaily: Cork House / Arquitectos Anonimos <--- notable


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