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id sigradi2018_1353
authors Verissimo, Cristina
year 2018
title Cork: New uses in Architecture
source SIGraDi 2018 [Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics - ISSN: 2318-6968] Brazil, São Carlos 7 - 9 November 2018, pp. 9780-984
summary Cork usage is one of the most promising trends in sustainable development of materials, due to its unique natural properties, exceptionally good environmental qualities and its high potential to incorporate innovative technology. It can be reused, and it is built with renewable and reusable materials that contain lower levels of embedded energy and carbon. Today amongst other uses we see cork used as a textile for clothing, in automobile parts, and as a thermal shield in space crafts. However, there is still a lack of information and diffusion within the engineering and architecture sectors; stakeholders lack awareness of how to use and select cork materials for construction, compared with other competing products. This research plans to explore future cork industry developments, cork recycling and new cork-based materials, which are still in various stages of development with enormous potential for construction as an eco-friendly solution. The aim is to test or adapt them to be used in construction, with an emphasis in CAD/CAM fabrication processes. Hoping that in the future there will be greater application in architecture and eventually will contribute to greater sustainability in the construction business as well as the cork sector.
keywords Cork; Sustainable material; Materials engineers design; Architecture; Culture
series SIGraDi
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