The intervention to rehabilitate the stable and transform it into a home is based on the general concept of taking advantage of its system of load-bearing walls that work by compression and using it as a container and support for a new structure of wooden slabs working by traction. The constructive and structural system is resolved with three materials, wood, steel and truck straps, in collaboration with the original stone. Firstly, mechanical openings are made in the masonry walls at different heights into which three metal section sleepers are inserted. The pinewood slabs are then embedded in the masonry wall over the metal sleepers and fixed in place with wooden wedges. The slabs bridge a distance up to 5.20 meters between supports. The planks are loose, without gluing or tongue. To give them stability, there are tie-down straps that wrap them, these are fixed on the vertical stone walls by means of an anchoring system with stainless steel rings, making the whole system work by traction.
O Fieiro House
Estudio Arturo Franco
Surface area sqm
Mazaricos, La Coruña
Building engineer: Diego Castellanos Other architects: Patricia Herráez, Mario Azorín