Gallery: Awesome Portuguese House Has an Entirely Cork-Clad Exterior

 
The home was completed in 2007 and is apparently still holding up quite well.

The Cork House is a simple, rectangular block with a pitched roof, and is clad almost completely with cork blocks, except for the windows and corrugated metal covers over the garage. The home’s owners hired Arquitectos Anónimos® to design and build a home that would be private from the surrounding neighbors in Esposende. Built into the hillside, the six-room home has two entrances – one on the ground floor and another on the first. The dining, living and kitchen are on the first floor and a lofted group of bedrooms are located on the second.

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  1. Andrew Michler January 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Cork as siding? Works for the trees… brilliant.

  2. juroch January 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    great exterior, hideous interior. Florescent lights? Chain-link stair-rails? Are we back in the 90s?

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