The growing depopulation of the rural world is not only an economic and social problem, but also an ecological one.
We propose a typological evolution of a typical vernacular construction of Galicia - the hórreo - so that Parada de Sil regeneration becomes a pilot project that will reverse this situation of abandonment:
a. SIMBIOSIS WITH THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, A SHARED GOOD:
Once the houses are rebuilt, the inhabitants will participate in a management of their natural environment that will result in a
positive impact of human activity on the ecosystem to which it belongs. Little by little, the surrounding forests will be taken care of,
orchards will be replanted and animals will graze in the fields. The new community will increase diversity
of this village, establishing a symbiosis with its environment.
b. LOCAL RESOURCES, TRADITION AND INNOVATION:
The use of nearby resources - energy and materials - will be promoted for the construction and maintenance of this
project, recovering traditional techniques and innovating in its energy management. Your utilitzará born wood and
transformed into forests and sawmills of the territory.
a. CLOSE AND FAR:
To favor the coexistence of diverse people: families of Parada de Sil (house 1, 2, 5 and 6) and their surroundings, people from afar that decides to move to the countryside (house 4) and a space for guests, temporary or permanent residences (house 3), which can be managed by the rest of the neighbors.
b. TIME AS A PROJECT MATERIAL:
This project can be carried out in phases. Its constructive system allows a good aging, incorporating the atmospheric agents as elements that improve their physiology. Each inhabitant can easily transform the interior of your house according to your seasonal or generational needs, when you pass from parents to children.
01. Parada de Sil: productive landscape, ecological diversity.
Crops and pastures forests houses public community community exterior private interior
02. community: social diversity.
03. hórreos: inhabitable diversity.
a. SEPARATE FROM THE SOIL TO INHABIT (ground floor):
We enabled the pre-existing, adapting the stone walls as structural and environmental support of the new
habitable spaces. This stone base works together with a light wooden framework, forming a limit thick that protects the new interiors from moisture. The ground floor will house workshops and small shops.
b. VENTILATION (first floor):
On the first floor the central activity of the houses will be developed, taking advantage of the existing windows, and opening up to light and air above the repaired walls.
c. WATER MANAGEMENT AND VIEWS (roof):
The cover opens to capture the maximum solar energy in winter. Its eave protects the interior of the summer sun and the rain. In this area, a loft allows open views of the field and intimate work spaces. Rain water
collected on all covers is stored in the oven and the garden for your community use.