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
-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.
Made by rels:
First fabrication prototypes:
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.
The interior is bare. A bench, a table, a bed, all part of the shelter. There's nothing that can be stolen.