Architecture Club: Form Follows Life-cycle with Matthew Barnett Howland & Dido Milne
Tuesday 4th February
Doors 7pm Talk 7.30pm
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
Tickets £7 per person, £5 concessions, free for under 25's