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Porrera
Exoendoshelter.

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outdoors


Porrera
Exoendoshelter.

From the experience of building and living in the first shelter, we learn two things: the next shelter should be more open -we already have an interior- and it should be lighter than the first one! We need to give our guests a place to be sheltered but feeling the outdoors, and a place to wash themselves and gather under the blue Priorat sky.

outdoors: data foraging


exo/endoshelter: data foraging.

outdoors: data foraging


exo/endoshelter: data foraging.

Days and nights of observation, gathering information, needs arising:

outdoors: plan and construct


exo/endoshelter: plan and construct.

outdoors: plan and construct


exo/endoshelter: plan and construct.

Now:

2020:

(...) The soil is always protected from the direct action of sun, rain, and wind. In this care of the soil strict economy is the watchword: nothing is lost. The whole of the energy of sunlight is made use of by the foliage of the forest canopy and of the undergrowth. The leaves also break up the rainfall into fine spray so that it can the more easily be dealt with by the litter of plant and animal remains which provide the last line of defence of the precious soil. These methods of protection, so effective in dealing with sun and rain, also reduce the power of the strongest winds to a gentle air current.

The forest manures itself. It makes its own humus and supplies itself with minerals. If we watch a piece of woodland we find that a gentle accumulation of mixed vegetable and animal residues is constantly taking place on the ground and that these wastes are being converted by fungi and bacteria into humus. The processes involved in the early stages of this transformation depend throughout on oxidation: afterwards they take place in the absence of air. They are sanitary. There is no nuisance of any kind — no smell, no flies, no dustbins, no incinerators, no artificial sewage system, no water-borne diseases, no town councils, and no rates. On the contrary, the forest affords a place for the ideal summer holiday: sufficient shade and an abundance of pure fresh air. Nevertheless, all over the surface of the woods the conversion of vegetable and animal wastes into humus is never so rapid and so intense as during the holiday months — July to September. (...)

Albert Howard

This shelter has been planned on site and in our office:

 
 
After building the first shelter, we take some time to experience what is lacking and what is potentially on site.

After building the first shelter, we take some time to experience what is lacking and what is potentially on site.

The first shelter is an interior. We can give some shelter to enjoy the elements in a more direct way.

The first shelter is an interior. We can give some shelter to enjoy the elements in a more direct way.

A place to rest, write, talk, or just contemplate, nature -and our nature.

A place to rest, write, talk, or just contemplate, nature -and our nature.

We will also look for material sources that are closer than the first one.

We will also look for material sources that are closer than the first one.

We will place the second shelter on an eroded part of the site. Its presence should manure the soil, so when we leave it is healthier and full of life.

We will place the second shelter on an eroded part of the site. Its presence should manure the soil, so when we leave it is healthier and full of life.

After the exhausting experience of building the first shelter, a really light and easy to transport material is essential.

After the exhausting experience of building the first shelter, a really light and easy to transport material is essential.

The steep terrain needs a very adaptable system to get flat, comfortable surfaces.

The steep terrain needs a very adaptable system to get flat, comfortable surfaces.

In order to do so, we will move the shelter once a year to improve as much soil surface as possible.

In order to do so, we will move the shelter once a year to improve as much soil surface as possible.

outdoors: fabrication


exo/endoshelter: fabrication.

outdoors: fabrication


exo/endoshelter: fabrication.

Made by rels

outdoors: assembly


exo/endoshelter: assembly.

outdoors: assembly


exo/endoshelter: assembly.

Assembled by Esteban Serrano and David Tapias on an early March Saturday morning 2016.

outdoors: lifecycle


exo/endoshelter: lifecycle.

outdoors: lifecycle


exo/endoshelter: lifecycle.

5 March 2016

5 March 2016

5 March 2016

5 March 2016

5 March 2016

5 March 2016

5 March 2016.

5 March 2016.

10 March 2016.

10 March 2016.

17 March 2016.

17 March 2016.

17 March 2016.

17 March 2016.

17 March 2016.

17 March 2016.

21 May 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.