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TFM - UD Ábalos

Logroño, Spain



Noemí Díaz Pérez


Noemí Díaz Pérez

Mushroom growth origin in Spain is located in Logroño and it does not do so by historical chance, but by suitable physical, climatic and geographical conditions. However, the development of the mushroom entails a lot of waste: not having chlorophyll, they need a compost substrate from which to absorb nutrients which after the cultivation cycle, cannot be reused. In its origin it supposed the desertion of the caves, the architecture contamination and the urbanism break, leaving the tradition to flee from its origin.

Architecture is formed through the mushroom analysis and knowledge. Its growing conditions make the heart of hyphae are underground cellars that take advantage of the land thermal inertia and favors stable hygrothermal conditions suitable for human biology through the regularization of humidity conditions. To control them effectively, the buried vernacular construction is provided with particular ventilation elements: the chimneys. These mechanisms are also structure and programmatic spaces. Its execution is carried out in situ in reinforced concrete -in order to recycle the material after the passage of its useful life.

All these elements generate a compact section that intersperses the programs derived from mushroom cultivation, playing with the layout of the structure and its program. Hyphae thus becomes a project in which mushroom, tradition, technology and energy coexist.

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