2019 shortlists

Cork House
by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

Shortlisted for rural house of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, Cork House by Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton comprises five silver-grey pyramids.

The dwelling, called Cork House, was designed by Howland, Milne and Wilton in response to the architecture industry's impact on biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on single-use materials. It is constructed almost entirely from sustainably-sourced cork blocks supported by timber components and built without cement, glue, plastic insulation, plaster or render.

Blending into its surroundings, the pyramids emerge from the plants, trees and streams. The structure is designed so that in the future it can be easily dismantled, reused or recycled.

Architects: Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton
Project: Cork House

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