Architects: Pablo Lamarca & Tomás Swett
Location: Fundo Los Leones, Osorno, Chile
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.
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.
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.
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.