Los Leones Stables / Pablo Lamarca & Tomás Swett

© Courtesy of & Tomás Swett

Architects: Pablo Lamarca & Tomás Swett
Location: Fundo Los Leones, Osorno,
Structural Engineering: Alex Popp
Project Area: 455 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Pablo Lamarca & Tomás Swett

The task was to Develope stable amenities for Frisona horses, including cleaning, saddle, sickbay rooms and offices.

floor plan

In order to allow an easy growth of the horses farm, the design was based in a repeatable module frame which allows to hold structure for the walls and roofs of the stable.

© Courtesy of Pablo Lamarca & Tomás Swett

The Project was designed taking into consideration the weather conditions of the site (3000 mm average rainfall) and the necessity of generating a protected space, but which at the same time allows appropriate ventilation. The Project considers a big Metallic roof supported by the wooden frames and covered in three faces for rain isolation.

The modular stables are organized like contiguous wood boxes under a covered space.

© Courtesy of Pablo Lamarca & Tomás Swett

It is possible to define the Project as a big twisted Square frame under which a programatic extruded cube is allocated. One module is devoted to the estables, the other to the offices and in the space created between both it is the saddle room. The position of both modules consider the landscape of the site and the old trees in the surroundings.

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Cite: "Los Leones Stables / Pablo Lamarca & Tomás Swett" 28 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=114673>
  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    So creative solution for such simple building… Nice, I like it…..

  • soledad undurraga

    Beautiful stables!!

  • Daniel

    Awesome!!! Nice job and very interesting…

  • Carolina

    Very nice building!

  • Antonieta Molina

    I made comments about this project implying it was a copy. I regret and take this back, since it is nothing else but a beautiful and original idea from very tallented young designers. Beautiful, well executed and inspiring.
    My apologies to the designers for this awful comments, and congratulations for the full of talent and honest work.