THE ARCHITECTS CABIN
In this project we tried to build our cabin as a shelter capable of making us feel comfortable
while we develop our work as architects.
With this project, we tried to renovate a typical ground floor space in a building inside Ferrol
18th centurys historical center of. A narrow and elongated plot (5x16 m.), with a few sunlight
In order to do so, we created an upside down boat keel; a long and white structure that works
as a space where we can take cover and where our work takes place. We have designed this cabin
so that our keel doesnt reach all the way to the facade, creating a lobby that does the job of
receiving our clients as well as a place to gaze and admire the cabin. It is here where a treeshape
sculpture created with white plastic cups welcomes us. With this Tree, we want to make
reference to mans primary shelter against Nature, which as time passes it will turn into the
cabin that we are trying to represent.
The whole office (walls and ceiling) was painted dark grey in order to contrast with the stark
whiteness of the floor and the lacquered MDF surfaces of the cabin.
Thanks to indirect LED lighting, the initially dark space was transformed into a bright warm
ambient that, consequently, cuts down on energetic use.
All the construction was made by dry joint, with a system similar to the Americans balloon
frame, due to a framework of red pine wood (70x100 mm.) covered (and braced) with white
lacquered MDF strips (19x150 mm.).
Once you are outside the shell of the cabin, the rest-area provides a small kintchen and
storage selves. Here the walls were coated with a warmer material, OSB panels (16 mm.), in
contrast with the dark grey walls and ceiling.
All the wiring is hidden behind the cabin.