Cork Block Shelter – what sheds could be like

Its like shed of the year but for Shelters the Guggenheim lot have had some great entries, but this one is my favourite.


Cork Block Shelter Designed by David Mares is located at Vale dos Barris. It was designed to be an ecological and living block. In a microclimate that ranges from the dry heat to damp cold, the application of cork is a good way of thermally isolating the shelter and also providing acoustic insulation for study/sleep. The dynamic facade gives visual interaction when in living-studying mode; in rest-sleep mode it closes to provide privacy for its occupant.


It’s more like a dare I say a Garden office and not treading on Alex’s toes, and the insulation is great idea.

Thanks to HistoricShed for the tip off on twitter.

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear