The corkscrew house proves in a simple but very convincing manner that sustainable living and modern architecture are compatible. Rough tamped concrete, cork cladding, large windows, wooden interior finishes and multiple split levels create a hyper-modern and liveable single-family home. Due to its strict cradle-to-cradle principle, it is absolutely sustainable and probably closer to nature than many traditional constructions.
Statement of the jury
The idea of completely covering the house façade except for the windows and solar panels with natural cork gives the building an unmistakable identity. At the same time, the façade thus clad appears wonderfully light and, in combination with the clear architecture, timelessly modern. The cork material naturally weatherproof and thermally insulating. Since the material is free of chemical additives, it also meets the sustainability requirements. An exciting approach.