Cork House – Another Architecture Podcast

In this episode George is joined by Matthew Barnett Howland, the designer, builder and owner of the amazing Cork House. You can play the episode directly below, or use your preferred podcast platform to listen.

This is the first building to ever be built using cork as the main structural material. The house has received international recognition as well as being shortlisted for the Stirling Prize and winning the Manser Prize in 2019.

Not only is it uniquely made out of Cork, but the building is constructed entirely from plant based materials and completely demountable, using no glues to hold it together.

George catches up with him to find out how the designs for the house were developed, how the project was designed to be entirely demountable and what it’s like to live in a house made out of cork.

At the end of the interview George asks him the three questions he asks all of his guests; what is the one thing that annoys him in his home, what home has he visited that has made him feel happy and, if he could choose anyone to design him a house, who would he choose?

Find out more about Cork House here.

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