Part II. Experiment
I further explored the material qualities of cork using hand tools, machines, and the combination with other materials.
I made a series of models with both composite cork and insulation cork to test the material’s potential.
Insulation cork is environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing; however, the most prevalent use of this material
is thermal insulation, which hides the texture and the tactile quality behind its function. I explored the potentials of this
material by making models. This process led me to build a room divider prototype that utilizes the thermal and sound
insulation quality of cork.
models with composite (yellow) and insulation(black) cork. Composite cork is very flexible but heavy.Insulation cork is brittle but light.