Expanded-Cork-Insulation-Amorim-Isolamentos IMAGE: Jetson Green – www.jetsongreen.com Hello, we are the cork Team (19 – organic). Matteo Silverio + Ran Shabtay   SCIENTIFIC NAME: QUERCUS SUBER   FORMULA /CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: C123H182O56N Ash 0.7%. total extractives 15.3%, Suberin 38.6%, Lignin 21.7% and polysaccharides 18.2%. The carbohydrate composition shows that glucose represents 50.6% of all monosaccharides, Xylose 35%, arabinose 7.0% and galactose and mannose respectively 3.6% and 3.4%.   MATERIAL DESCRIPTION: Cork consists of the irregularly shaped, thin-walled, wax-coated cells that make up the peeling bark of many trees. Cork is unique because it is made of air-filled, watertight cells that are a remarkably effective insulating medium. The air pockets make cork very light in weight.   EXTRACTION PROCESS: Cork material is harvested from the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber), but instead of needing to cut down the tree to source the benefit of the raw material as is done with the majority of all other wood species, the bark (or outer skin) of the tree is peeled off, and the tree is left to regenerate. For this reason, cork industry is regarded as environmentally friendly and sustainable.   BASIC PROPERTIES: COMPRESSIVE STRENGH (kN/m2)                                86,30 (A) TENSILE STRENGH (kN/m2)                                            294,20 (A) STIFFNESS (kN/m2)                                                            335,39 (A) DENSITY (Kg/m3)                                                                 150-160 (B) CARBON FOOTPRINT COVERAGE (KgCO2/Kg)          0,19 (C) 3D PRINTING                                                                              – MILLING                                                                                  YES BASIC PROPRIETIES                                                           SOFT, FLEXIBLE,WARM LASER                                                                                       YES RECYCABLE                                                                            YES   NOTE: A: CorkPanel BetonWood, material data sheet. More info: www.betonwood.com B: Variable density according to the fabrication process C: Geoff Hammond, Craig Jones – INVENTORY OF CARBON&ENERGY (ICE) VERSION 1.6a www.uea.ac.uk/~e680/energy/NBS-M016/ICE%20Version%201.6a.pdf   ADVANTAGE IN THE CONTEXT OF DIGITAL FABRICATION: Cork is totally natural, 100% recyclable and available in many formats and thickness. Moreover, it’s impermeable to liquids, elastic, resilient, it possess acoustic insolation and it’s resistant to chemical and microbial attacks.   MATERIAL SUPPLIERS: BCK barnacork – Carrer C/ Llull, 47-49 planta 4 local 5 T: 93 309 77 83 web: www.barnacork.com Servicio Estación – Carrer d’Aragó, 270-272 T: 93 381 28 91 web: www.serveiestacio.com Surotecnica – Carrer Muntaner, 56 T: 93 453 47 11 web: www.surotecnica.com   PRICE (915x610mm – thickness: 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 100) BCK barnacork: 100 mm = 118,36 €  CHEAPEST: ~8,51 €/Kg   BIBLIOGRAPHY WEB: www.sustainablematerials.com/cork/ www.materialproject.org/wiki/Cork www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120622162946.htm www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140416113012.htm www.nature.com/srep/2012/120509/srep00403/full/srep00403.html www.apcor.pt/artigo/cork-production.htm   BOOKS: Helena Pereira, Cork: Biology, Production and Uses Hardbound 2007 – ISBN: 978-0-444-52967-1     PROJECT REFERENCE PHOTOS WITH INFOS AND LINKS The Portugal Pavilion in EXPO Shanghai 2010 1272472216-portugal Designer: Arch. Carlos Couto Date: 2010 Location: Shanghai web: www.amorim.com/en/how-we-do-it/reference-projects/Portuguese-Pavilion-Expo/440/ Description: Built with 5500 m2 of cork supplied by Corticeira Amorim, the Portuguese Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai was a surprise for its originality. The design was developed in harmony with the Better City, Better Life concept, by using cork as the solution for an environment-friendly construction in the future.   Cork House Cork-03 Designer: Arquitectos Anonimos and Paulo Teodósio Date: 2007 Location: Esposende, Portugal web: www.bjoku.com/cork-house-by-arquitectos-anonimos/ Description: The shaped carcass, stoutly wrapped with cork bricks, deals a few radical ruptures, claiming a friendly distance to the neighborhood. Inside, the expectable “ready to inhabit” combines a straight preview to the changeable future and conditions, as direct as possible-translated in interior design.   Cork Pavilion 529fe71ae8e44ef5dc000074_vaulted-cork-pavillion-pedro-de-azambuja-varela-maria-jo-o-de-oliveira-emmanuel-novo_portada-1000x679 Date: 2013 Location: Portugal web: www.inhabitat.com/portuguese-students-build-gorgeous-vaulted-pavilion-entirely-from-cork/ Description: Students of the Advanced Program in Digital Architecture (CEAAD) in Portugal teamed up with the company AMORIM Isolamentos to create a beautiful pavilion entirely from cork. The Vaulted Cork Pavilion was parametrically designed, assembled out of hundreds of CNC-cut blocks, and then installed at the Concreta 2013 building expo in Porto.   The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion big_385497_7623_IMG_48821 Designer: Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Date: 2012 Location: London web: www.dezeen.com/2012/05/08/serpentine-gallery-pavilion-2012-by-herzog-de-meuron-and-ai-weiwei/ Description: Eleven columns characterising each past Pavilion, and a twelfth column representing the current structure, support a floating platform roof 1,4 metres above ground. The Pavilion’s interior is clad in cork, a sustainable building material chosen for its unique qualities and to echo the excavated earth.   Chaise Lounge Chair Cortiça_02 Designer: DMFD Studio Date: 2012 Location: USA web: www.danielmichalik.com/ Description: the sustainable lounge chair has a curved design mimicking a wave. The design is freestanding and balanced on the curve of its base. As the material is lightweight, the chair is both stable and bouyant, and can be rocked gently from side to side.