Stories

December 12, 2019

Discover City Cortex

The large urban centres of the Earth are increasingly populated, dysfunctional and unsustainable – it is urgent to adapt them to the increasing challenges of contemporary life. Apart from ongoing... read more

April 5, 2019

Decoding nature, building ideas

Philippe Starck, the architect and designer behind some of the most iconic pieces for brands such as Kartell and Alessi, has now been invited to collaborate with another leading company,... read more

March 19, 2019

From nature to industry

After a visit to a cork oak tree forest in Coruche the previous day, Dominic Leong, Jessie Baxa and Stefan Sagmeister continued their adventure of understanding the mechanisms of Portuguese... read more

March 18, 2019

Cork: State of Nature

The undeniable link between mankind and nature is a frequently explored theme in the fields of design and architecture. The choice of certain materials, for instance, actively contributes to the... read more

December 17, 2018

Cork: a natural technology for the future

Elizabeth Diller and Benjamin Gilmartin from DS+R were the second participants of the City Cortex programme to visit Corticeira Amorim. The partners of this renowned New York based design and... read more