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Why Cork 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork is the option of architects awarded the Pritzker Prize

Various architects have already chosen cork for their projects. Such is the case of Eduardo Souto Moura and Siza Vieira, Pritzker Prize winners, and the Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron team (Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012).

News 09 . Mar . 2018
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"I think that cork is extraordinary!"

In this interview, the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça talks about his emblematic work - the Lisbon Cruise Terminal - which uses an innovative solution that endows it with greater structural lightness: concrete mixed with cork.

09 . Mar . 2018
Lisbon Cruise Terminal by architect Carrilho da Graça

In this video, the architect Carrilho da Graça concludes that “it’s a material that I’ll come to use in the future and I hope it has quite a future”.

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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Cork House: a sustainable and awarded project

Cork House is an innovative project that uses cork as its main building material.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork under the spotlight of Stockholm Furniture Fair

The material library was the main stage for cork´s presentation, where designers and architects had the opportunity to be introduced to the science of nature.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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"The reception of the Beller collection has exceeded all my expectations."

"We have already won two major awards in the US, and the feedback from architects, traders, and designers has been great."

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Álvaro Siza, Portuguese architect winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1992

"The advantages of working with cork as a raw material in this project are fully evident if we consider the temperature, lightness and flexibility that the bench will have, which is reflected in comfort at various levels."

News 20 . Jun . 2019
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Cork installation in New York, in the showroom of Ligne Roset

Designed by the architect Bernard Dubois, Ligne 102 offers a unique and unexpected visual concept of cork.

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The most visited of all summer pavilions of the famous London art gallery. The project by architects Herzog & de Meuron and visual artist Ai Weiwei, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 found its transversal element in cork. Over 80 m3 of cork were used in the circular complex multi-level structure. The Serpentine…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
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Forest of swings

Known for their highly humorous works, the artists created a huge "forest" of swings and invited visitors to use them individually or in a group. In addition to the cork floor, which ensures soft landings, while also creating an organic and sensory environment, the swivel seats are also made of cork.   Choice of cork f…

News 27 . Apr . 2022
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Pedro Cabrita Reis, Ai Weiwei, Serpentine Gallery and Tom Dixon

Another objective is to provide monitoring and technical support for projects with world-renowned architects, designers and artists. This has been the basis for creating unique works, such as the recent sculptures “The Three Graces” by Pedro Cabrita Reis, the self-portrait of Ai Weiwei, temporary installations such as…

Articles 09 . Aug . 2019
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7 reasons to use cork in your home construction and decoration

Cork has been gaining prominence among architects, engineers and designers worldwide, who use it in increasingly creative and innovative ways. Indulge yourself, and enjoy all the benefits that this natural material has to offer.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Solution

The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion presents itself as a cork lounge, circular in shape with a multi-level complex structure in which 108 pieces of expanded agglomerated cork furniture proliferate, specifically designed by Ai Weiwei and Herzog and de Meuron for this purpose and hand carved by technicians of Amorim, with the s…

Case Studies 28 . Sep . 2018
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Submaterial

Founded in 2006, the US studio Submaterial is dedicated to the development of wall coverings and panels designed to reduce indoor acoustic impact. Manufactured from sustainable raw materials, such as wool felt and cork, their wall coverings are highly valued by architects and interior designers and have already won a n…

06 . Aug . 2018
How do you follow the evolution of cork-based materials and systems in this specific market (Noise & Vibration)?

Cork-based materials have been used in other industries for many centuries. The current challenge in the building acoustics market is to present these cork-based materials to architects and consultants who can then apply them in the design of their buildings in order to reduce impact noise.

22 . Oct . 2021
How do you follow the evolution of cork-based materials and systems in this specific market (Noise & Vibration)?

Cork-based materials have been used in other industries for many centuries. The current challenge in the building acoustics market is to present these cork-based materials to architects and consultants who can then apply them in the design of their buildings in order to reduce impact noise.

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
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It is at the forefront of industry, technology and sustainability

Its signature is on the most unlikely everyday objects, Olympic sports equipment, organic solvents, high profile global works, state-of-the-art road and railway projects, spacecraft... Within the panorama of contemporary creation, it challenges designers, scientists, and architects to explore the endless potential of c…

News 12 . Feb . 2021
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What about South African consumers? What is their perception and knowledge about the material?

The understanding of cork as a multiuse material in South Africa is certainly increasing, but it is still relatively limited to the wine industry and very rare in the product design industry. The experience I have gained by working with Architects, Interior Designers and some of our private clients shows that there is…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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Leonor Antunes

Born in Lisbon in 1972, she has lived in Berlin since 2004. Leonor Antunes's design work is known for its affinity with modernism and its specific geometric patterns, as well as the shapes and structures that were particularly valued by architects and designers in the early 20th century. Her work is mathematical, with…

News 14 . Jun . 2021
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Cork was first used in the Serpentine Summer Pavilion in 2012, in a project signed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. On that occasion, it was integrated within a circular structure comprised of around 100 items of furniture made of Amorim Cork Composites’ agglomerated cork…

04 . Nov . 2021
Polymers and the circular economy

Although this is an article about silence, since we are talking about cork’s impact on the quality of life in urban contexts, it would be absurd to focus solely on cork's acoustic performance. Cork is valued in the building industry due to many other characteristics, in particular the fact that it offers excellent ther…

08 . Nov . 2021
Polymers and the circular economy

Although this is an article about silence, since we are talking about cork’s impact on the quality of life in urban contexts, it would be absurd to focus solely on cork's acoustic performance. Cork is valued in the building industry due to many other characteristics, in particular the fact that it offers excellent ther…

26 . Oct . 2017
The largest cork installation presented in the United Kingdom

This is the largest-ever cork installation to be presented in the United Kingdom. The work is led by SUPERFLEX, a Danish collective that has become internationally renowned for its interests in urban spaces and the way that art can be used to question society’s authenticity. Selection of cork for the 3rd edition of the…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
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About Tacklebox

Managed by Jeremy Barbour, Tacklebox is an innovative architecture firm based in New York whose portfolio includes projects for the stores of brands such as Aesop, Kenneth Cole and 3.1 Phillip Lim. It is included on The Architect’s Newspaper’s list of the 50 best interior architecture firms. www.tacklebox-ny.com/

News 21 . Jun . 2021
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This is the second time that Ai Weiwei - one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists – is working with cork from Amorim. The first occasion was in the context of the Serpentine Summer Pavilion in 2012, signed by him and the Swiss architects, Herzog & de Meuron. This was a circular structure consisting…

28 . Mar . 2018
Cork-based solutions: one of the main pathways for development

The museum structure itself attracts at least as much attention as the art works on display. It is a spectacular building carved out of former grain silos, dating back to 1920, which now house the Zeitz Museum and a 28-room boutique luxury hotel designed by the renowned UK architect, Thomas Heatherwick. In today’s worl…

22 . Oct . 2021
Cork-based solutions: one of the main pathways for development

The museum structure itself attracts at least as much attention as the art works on display. It is a spectacular building carved out of former grain silos, dating back to 1920, which now house the Zeitz Museum and a 28-room boutique luxury hotel designed by the renowned UK architect, Thomas Heatherwick. In today’s worl…

Case Studies 07 . Dec . 2018
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About the project

Designed by the Portuguese architect, Carrilho da Graça, the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal, inaugurated in November 2017, has 13,800 m2, distributed across three floors, and has 360 public parking spaces and 80 parking spaces for buses and other tourist vehicles. The new terminal is designed to serve 1.8 million passenger…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
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body - sustainable realm

The cork oak is the only tree whose bark regenerates, acquiring a smoother texture following each harvest. To participate in the harvesting of cork is an experience of a life time, and the start of an endless journey of discovery, where one´s senses are continuously granted with nature’s symphony. Over its history, Amo…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Solution

To answer Spinneybeck's criteria and demands of its new collection, Amorim Cork Composites developed materials, processes and tools to produce the cork tiles designed by Lars Beller Fjetland. Inspired by techniques used in traditional shoe sole molding, Lisboa and Porto tiles are acoustically absorptive composite cork…

25 . Jul . 2017
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