Cork House

Cork House

We are delighted to have been asked to design the landscape for the Cork House. Not only for the reason is was designed and hand built by dear friends of ours but for the epic forward thinking principles of the design and materials used to develop this home. The Cork House has been assessed to have the lowest amount of carbon emitted over its 60 years life span for any building yet developed. It was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2019. Designed and built by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton at CSK Architect. Its distinctive structural form and rich sensory environments are the results of a whole life approach to architecture, in which environmental sustainability is embedded into every stage of a building’s lifecycle.

 

With this in mind we completed stage one of the planting with locally sourced and native planting. Been sensitive to natural tones of the cork we created a very naturalistic planting scheme which on a sensory level elevated one feeling of calm, reflection and connection with the natural environment. This being in the middle of Eton, London, is a testament to naturalistic design.

 

Documentary about the building, www.youtube.com/watch?v=t76Wjw1ZVkQ

Photos by Magnus Dennis