A stereotomic vault made of cork blocks cut by a water jet CNC machine.
The School of Architecture of Aarhus organized this year 2014 its second edition of HARD CO(u)R(s)E DIGITAL, a set of workshops focused in digital technologies in a pre-holiday format. The key factors in the CorkVault workshop were the use of ICB (Insulation Cork Board), a 5-axis waterjet cutter and Kangaroo along with Grasshopper, so that a full-scale pavillion could be built. Various prototypes were built during the two-week course. The final vault took three full days, from design to fabrication and assembly.