Wooden shelter on the Strait of Gibraltar
Wooden shelter on the Strait of Gibraltar. Architecture conceived as a solar calendar

Spanish studio estudio eyc designs Cabanon 1005, a wooden shelter located on the magical beach between Torre de Gracia and Cabo de la Plata, on which solar inclinations define the dimensions and volumetric shapes of the project

The place chosen for the project is one of the most special places in the world, on the border between Africa and Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Nature is the main character of the project: the hut has zero impact and complete respect for the environment in which it is located

Wooden shelter on the Strait of Gibraltar

The hut stands on three stones and is surrounded by junipers and small palms. The dimensions are strictly determined by the location and orientation. The architecture is conceived as a solar calendar, where the path of the sun and the inclination of the rays decide the volumetric form

Wooden shelter on the Strait of Gibraltar

The holes of the shelter and the inclination of the roof are strictly designed according to the solar trajectory and an interesting play of light and shadow is created inside. Wood is the main element: sustainable, recyclable, light and resistant, which minimizes the impact of the construction of its environment

Wooden shelter on the Strait of Gibraltar

The wood for the structure, cladding and furniture are chosen with extreme care. The construction is handcrafted on-site by local carpenters. The hut is thermally insulated, and has natural ventilation through aluminum portholes recycled from an antique boat

Wooden shelter on the Strait of Gibraltar

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