ARCH — AN INTRODUCTORY CATALOGUE

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ARCHITECTURAL PATINA FROM MOTHER EARTH



ARCH x STUDIO CORKINHO Today, in an era of constant physical time-space conflict, our concentration span has dwindled with the current overload of distraction. A concerted effort to reform people’s shelter of the mind needs to be challenged. How can architectural skins invite us to slow down to re-source, to anchor in deep focus and to feel awake from a deeper level of consciousness? How can atmosphere evoke this stillness to inspire us to travel inwards? How to re-purpose cork as a contemporary building material to elevate sensorial wellbeing in the modern habitat and to imagine poetic combinations with other noble interior textures? Studio Corkinho carried out a profound research on how to bring the home closer to Mother Earth. Like a bark protecting the core of a tree, Studio Corkinho uses architectural layers to give birth to a sanctuary shelter, a place of stillness, shaped by nature’s divine conditions like proportion, texture and patina. ARCH becomes a design tool to shape sensorial, contemplative spaces and bodies, allowing a dynamic alignment between chaos and order. We propose an architectural matrix of granule, tiles, bricks, blocks and screens to create endless variations, sourced from a curated collection of burnt cork bark archetypes in the form of furniture and interior settings. This way, ARCH becomes a hands-on building kit to create calming, sensorial atmospheres that are connected to Mother Earth and nourished by the benefits of cork’s versatility. The material’s visible tactility and unique patina are combined with inherent features like thermic improvement and sound absorption to guarantee a state of personal wellbeing, sustainable living and inner stillness. We serve as cork artisans, as an atelier for architectural creations. Based on a series of case study designs, we present a series of model realisations for interior architecture. In doing so, ARCH activates the formation of a cooperative community, to build together on a story of sensorial awareness, where expertise is shared. As a result, the energy of the natural atmosphere will lift up the experience towards a state of inner peace in the home environment. It is a form of biophilic design, where experiences of the natural world are integrated in the modern built environment. A feeling of oneness will awake the mind, as servant of the heart, within a universe where time harvests space, to land on the destination of the timeless now.



STUDIO CORKINHO Studio Corkinho is a multi-disciplinary design practice based in Antwerp / Belgium, aiming to elevate stillness in contemplative atmospheres. Our purpose is to change people’s perceptions and awareness of objects and spaces that we think deserve attention because of their unique values. By doing so, we aim to bring people and spaces closer to their true being. We design collections within the fields of objects, furniture, and create contemplative atmospheres for interiors and architectural installations. Studio Corkinho stems from an amalgamation of pre-existing values : nature, craftsmanship, heritage, patina and atmosphere. Our drive is to contrast the origin of raw beauty with our own code of simplicity. Purist morphologies define our warm monolithic aesthetics. Unhiding layers of meaning, Studio Corkinho imagines tangible metaphors for life’s renewal through rebirth. A starting point for a design philosophy that will branch out into other materials, shapes and spatial experiences. Since 2020, Studio Corkinho is a proud member of the JUSTASTONE group together with Van Den Weghe, Lanssens, Dominique De Simpel, Huus, Sfinx, Marmerdesign & Daelemans.



DESIGN PHILOSOPHY In the Portuguese hills of Alentejo, the idea for Studio Corkinho was born. Witnessing the stillness of a cork harvest, the age-old tradition impressed on Cédric Etienne the aspiration to interpret this cultural artefact as a starting point of Studio Corkinho’s design philosophy. Studio Corkinho reflects on the architecture of silence: how can architectural conditions elevate stillness in contemplative atmospheres? Out of the need to unplug from an overstimulated society, Studio Corkinho proposes a new language to stand still with silence and bring us closer to our true nature. Fascinated by the hidden power of the void, Studio Corkinho engages how to curate a sensorial serenity and bring a deeper meaning back into spatial composition. By a continual redefining and remodelling, Studio Corkinho transforms the hidden dimensions of noble materials through passion, curiosity and innovation. Like craftsmanship results in timeless objects, Studio Corkinho creates atmospheres where time erodes into a calming void, a silent atmosphere ritualised in the now-here dimension. The “object space” becomes a sanctuary of stillness. We devote ourselves to the understanding the dynamics of natural materials who inspire how to reconnect with inner balance. As such, we seek to design spaces where one can contemplate in a distraction-free atmosphere. Focused on emotion and timelessness, Studio Corkinho unearths the beauty of the forgotten. We strive to contemporize introspection and inspire how to slow down to root in the present moment.



VERSATILITY & BENEFITS _thanks to its cellular composition —> allow to transform cork in unique textures _while respecting Mother Earth since cork is 100% natural, reusable- recyclable _ cyclical material from its regenerative quality _excellent acoustic insulation

Cork has low conductivity to noise and vibration. This is because the gaseous components

contained in cork are enclosed in small impermeable compartments, isolated from each other by a moisture-resistant substance.

_excellent thermal insulation

The air inside the cells makes it an excellent insulator, leading to very low thermal conductivity, over a wide range of temperatures.

_excellent resistance to fire and high temperatures

Cork is also a natural fire retardant: it burns without a flame and does not emit toxic gases during combustion.

_excellent elasticity and compressibility

It is the only solid which, when compressed on one side, does not increase in volume on another; and as a result of its elasticity it is

able to adapt, for example, to variations in temperature and pressure without suffering alterations.

_extremely light and buoyant

Over 50% of its volume is air, which makes it very light - it weighs just 0.16 grams per cubic centimetre and can float.

_hypoallergic

Because cork does not absorb dust, it helps protect against allergies and does not pose a risk to asthma sufferers.

_impermeable to liquids and gases

Thanks to the suberin and ceroids contained in the cell walls, cork is practically impermeable to

liquids and gases. Its resistance to moisture enables it to age without deteriorating.

_high friction resistance and good resilience

Cork is extremely resistant to abrasion and has a high friction coefficient. Thanks to its

honeycomb structure, its resistance to impact or friction is greater than that of other hard

surfaces. _comfortable and warm feeling

The natural texture of cork combines softness and flexibility to the touch with a naturally uneven surface. The variable degree of

irregularity is given by the type of cork used and the finish chosen.



PRODUCT MATRIX

TILES

BRICKS

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100 x 100 x 15 x 16.5 x 18 100 x 150 x 15 x 16.5 x 18 100 x 200 x 15 x 16.5 x 18 100 x 300 x 15 x 16.5 x 18 100 x 350 x 15 x 16.5 x 18 100 x 400 x 15 x 16.5 x 18 100 x 450 x 15 x 16.5 x 18 100 x 500 x 15 x 16.5 x 18

50 x 250

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50 x 450

50 x 900

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SHEETS

BLOCKS

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150 x 120 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 150 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 180 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 225 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 300 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 450 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 600 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 750 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 900 x 18 x 19.5 x 21

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150 x 150 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 300 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 150 x 450 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 300 x 300 x 18 x 19.5 x 21 300 x 450 x 18 x 19.5 x 21

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40 x 40 40 x 120

x 160 x 90 x 600 x 90 x 120 x 200 x 900 x 450 x 600 x 90 x 90 x 90 x 250 x 150 x 210 x 450 x 900 x 45 x 90 x 30 x 60 x 150 x 180 x 60 x 90 x 90 x 40 x 55 x 90

150 x 150 x 150 x 300 x 450 x 600 x 750 x 900 200 x 200 x 200 x 400 x 600 x 800

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40 x 240 45 x 135 45 x 180 50 x 50 50 x 100 85 x 100 90 x 90 90 x 95 90 x 180 100 x 200 110 x 75 110 x 70 120 x 150 120 x 450 150 x 450 240 x 80 225 x 110 300 x 600

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A PATINA JOURNEY








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