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Form follows Life-Cycle with Matthew Barnett Howland & Dido Milne

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Rook Lane Chapel

Bath St

Frome

BA11 1DN

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‘Form Follows Life-cycle’ presents the concepts, research and development behind Cork House, the first building of its kind.

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With a focus on what is solid, simple and sustainable, Cork House is an attempt to make both walls and roof from a single bio-renewable material. Conceived as a kit-of-parts, blocks of expanded cork and engineered timber components are prefabricated off-site and assembled by hand on-site without mortar or glue - like a giant organic LEGO® system.

Using the issues raised by this innovative project, the presentation is designed to lead into a discussion about the potential of a ‘whole-life approach’ to designing and making buildings.

“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.”

Catherine Slessor, The Observer

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