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exoshelter:


Porrera
Exoshelter. 
 

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exoshelter:


Porrera
Exoshelter. 
 

Exoshelter. 

Source: Pines from the catalan Pyrenees. 195 kms. from the site.

Technique: Blockhouse system with no screws or nails.

Tools: CNC machine.

Made by: Fustes Sebastià, Rialp.

Assembled by: Ricard Pau, Eric Mora, Marc Faiges, Esteban Serrano, Jordi Adell, David Tapias.

Transport time: Forest - workshop 50 min. (truck) + workshop - Porrera 170 min. (truck) + Porrera - camp (tractor) 50 min. + camp - site (four people during three days, total men hours) 64 hours.

Assembly time: 32 hours (four people during two and a half days, total men hours).

Weight: 3900 kgs.

Volume: 6,5 m3

 
 

exoshelter: plan


exoshelter: plan.

exoshelter: plan


exoshelter: plan.

 

-Why? How? What? 

We need a construction that can be easily transported to its remote location, and that will leave no trace when we move to a new camp. The closest material available for those purposes is pine wood from the Pyrenees. The simple and sophisticated blockhouse construction system made with CNC robots in order to achieve a more efficient use of timber, more water and air tight walls and roofs, with a more ventilated and sunlit interior, that can be easily assembled in a day, and disassembled, moved and reassembled after some years. Bringing wood properties to the limit so all joints are brought together by geometry, with no nails, screws or bolts, achieving a totally off-the-grid, decomposable, self-regulating cabin.
 

1:10 model:

Made by rels:

exoshelter: fabrication


exoshelter: fabrication.

exoshelter: fabrication


exoshelter: fabrication.

Pyrenees timber.

CNC machine:

First fabrication prototypes:

Assembly test:

exoshelter: transport and assembly


exoshelter: transport and assembly

exoshelter: transport and assembly


exoshelter: transport and assembly

The ex situ construction was carried from Fustes Sebastià's timberyard in Rialp (catalan Pyrenees) to the closest road on a truck. Then on a tractor to the base of the mountain. From that flat point we carried by hand all the pieces to their higher sites. An exhausting transit up and down the hill, under the August sun. Three days later all structures were assembled.

exoshelter: lifecycle


exoshelter: lifecycle

exoshelter: lifecycle


exoshelter: lifecycle

December 8th, 2015

December 8th, 2015

December 8th, 2015

December 8th, 2015

December 8th, 2015

December 8th, 2015

5 March 2016

5 March 2016

5 March 2016

5 March 2016

17 April 2016.

17 April 2016.

The interior is bare. A bench, a table, a bed, all part of the shelter. There's nothing that can be stolen. 

21 May 2016.

21 May 2016.

21 May 2016.

21 May 2016.

21 May 2016.

21 May 2016.

18 August 2016.

18 August 2016.

18 August 2016.

18 August 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016

15 October 2016

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

15 October 2016.

6 January 2017.

6 January 2017.

6 January 2017.

6 January 2017.

6 January 2017.

6 January 2017.

6 January 2017.

6 January 2017.