Three Cork Walls


Three Cork Walls is an exercise in building for reuse. A client with highly specific renovation needs, and an unknown timeline to remain in their current house, prioritizes a material palette that can be either reused or left to biodegrade without environmental harm. 

The resulting three walls enclose two spaces: the first, an ensuite bathroom which uses a set of double doors to separate the washroom from a small antechamber with a window seat and a view of the garden. The second space is a storage assembly for a second bedroom; rationalizing an angled wall into a chest of drawers, closets, and shoe racks.

Throughout, linoleum, cork, and plywood generate both a warm, tactile interior environment, while providing the flexibility to adapt to multiple possible material and human time-scales.

Davis, California

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Mark