GARDEN CORK PAGODA

Sotogrande, Spain.

Hand carved wooden posts are used to support a small wooden framed roof covered in large cork pieces. Cork is the bark of the cork oak which is pried off the tree every nine years. It is variable in texture and thickness and is boiled and then pressed flat. It is a great insulator, lasts almost forever and, although chars under extreme heat, will not burn. It is the perfect roof material but rarely used as such.





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