Personal tools
log in | join | help

A tiny beach shack in Essex wrapped in "magic" cork panels

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 21, 2016 01:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)
by Tafline Laylin last modified Jul 20, 2016

Cork is a "magic" material that is "stable, durable, insulating, breathable but not water permeable, inflammable and resistant to fungal and animal attack," according to the UK-based architect Lisa Shell. Commissioned to design a small beach house for a flood-prone plot on the edge of Essex, it is no wonder she chose cross-laminated timber (CLT) and cork as her main building materials. The artist couple who commissioned the design, which replaces a "dilapidated timber framed 1920s beach house",...






Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.