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EXPERIMENTAL TIMBER HOUSE

CLUSTER DE LA MADERA DE GALICIA

PROTOTYPE FOR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

GALICIA, SPAIN

COMPETITION, 2017, FINAL ROUND (SPECIAL MENTION)

This contemporary house is understood as flexible, luminous, safe, warm, habitable and sustainable. 

 

In addition, the competition brief asked for a timber construction prototype for Galicia. The Galician urban pattern, long narrow plots, is taken into consideration. 

 

The proposal responds to the program, by exploring the transparency of timber as the main concept. Industrialized timber products were chosen, based on the species that is locally available. 

 

The building has various layers which allow the house to breathe and to adapt to diverse orientations. 

 

The house is modular and built using dry construction techniques. It can grow by adding new elements and lightweight walls make it easy to alter the internal arrangement.