Scattered on a 40-hectare estate in Nirgua, a city in Venezuela’s State of Yaracuy, 245 kilometers from Caracas, are these camping faciities for children, including installations for recreational activities. With Ricardo Avella at the helm, the project involves adding two new cabins, and to ensure a unified complex, adapting the existing constructions to them, this by means of artisanal materials and finishes taken from the country’s architectural traditions.
The cabins are characterized by brick buttresses built into the metal structure which impose an order and distribute the interior spaces, even the arrangement of bunk beds. The brick of the walls requirea little maintenance and provides a thermal mass that optimizes the buildings’ capacity to cope with low mountain temperatures. Plaster was mixed with an iron oxide, and the pavements were covered with hydraulic mosaics.
The module formed by buttresses, structure, brick parapets, and wooden window frames results in an overall identity that is flexible enough to adapt future buildings to the needs of the moment and the program.
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