Faladoiro: In Galician, it is known in this way to the place where people meet to talk.
Although tradition places them as small stone benches facing and located in the windows of the old noble houses, we liked this denomination for this performance within a contemporary house, since its approach and use is intended for that, to meet, to talk.
The intervention is located in a hollow without utility with gravel base inside a contemporary dwelling, with dimensions of approximately 8x4m in plant and a depth of 1 meter.
The proposal, given the conditions of the house, focuses on taking advantage of this indefinite space for something different from the traditional bounded surfaces existing in any current home: it is not a livingroom, nor a kitchen, nor a room, nor a passage area ... It wants to be a place of talk, leisure, reading, playzone for children ..., changing in its use through the configurations of the different textile elements that complete it, trying to take advantage of this protagonist volume in housing, given its particularity already which is the central axis at double height with overhead light, which provides very special space and light conditions.
To do this, and in order to use a pre-existing depth of the pit, it is structured in a series of dimensions as a stand, using wood as a singular material and a geometry that seeks to break and differentiate from the right angles according to which the house is ordered. We introduce a series of textile elements, which vary their position according to bases or backs, act as catalysts for a changing space according to the demand of use: cushions for children's games, chairs for naps or reading, seats for conversations among friends etc.
We look for a way to contribute in a sustainable way to the spatial requirements, mainly using chestnut wood, which gives us the warmth in an action that pretends to be cozy, coming from forests managed in a responsible way (FSC), complemented by 3 small shelves-hollow and a black iron planter at the foot of the staircase designed as a container for small plants, trying to introduce part of the exterior vegetation inside the house contributing to the humanization of this space.