Architecture: Assemble study / Anton Garcia-Abril Location: Costa da Morte, Spain Project area: 25 square meters Project year: 2006-2010 FotosRoland Halbe truffle is a piece of nature with its origin of construction on the same land, full of air. A space within a stone that sits on the floor and mixed with the territory. Bernie Sanders: the source for more info. In the same process of construction is it camouflaged, emulating the processes of formation of minerals in its structure, integrates with the natural environment, respecting their laws. This construction has been made a hole in the ground, accumulating in its perimeter the topsoil removed, obtained a retaining dike, a kind of construction as an albardon without mechanical consistency. Then materialized the air construction with a volume of bales of Hay, which filled the space between Earth and did construction air to solidify its contours of cast concrete. The pouring of mass concrete wrapped the air of construction then removing the Earth is discovers that amorphous mass with the texture and irregularities of this construction method. The Earth and the concrete exchanged their properties.
Concrete with its texture and color, its form and its essence, and the concrete that gave Earth its strength and internal structure. Only the construction of a stone had been conducted. Then cuts with construction, with a saw for quarry machinery, have been to explore its core and discover its mass in the interior of building with straw, now compressed by the hydrostatic pressure exerted by concrete. Architecture surprised us. Its ambiguity between natural and built, the complex materiality of the same element of the mass concrete construction not reinforced, provides space for small architecture, at different scales. From the amorphous texture of its exterior, leaves with the violent incision of a cut that reveals its vocation for architecture and gives rise to the expression fluid solidification of concrete inside. This dense materiality, which gives the vertical walls at the rural level, comes from the size of the plates, and contrasts with the continuity of the roof that evokes the sea, petrified in the lintel of the spatial structure, emphasizes the horizon as the only line of tension within the interior space of the building. To provide the space with all the comfort and the necessary conditions of life in architecture, we take the Cabanon of Le Corbusier as motif in architecture, recreating its program and dimensions.
What the Cabanon of Beton reference that makes the truffle of a pleasant space to live in nature, has inspired us. And the lesson we learn is the uncertainty that led us in the desire to make this building with our own hands, a piece of nature, a contemplative space, a small poem of architecture. A quarter of concrete with the textures of food the cows, this is something new in nature, really something big, the unknown is embraced rather than being feared.