The new cabin in Laguna Negra, materializes as a "four-sided cabin", which is presented in the landscape as a natural architecture, sinking its roots in the constructive tradition of popular architecture in the north of Soria.

The new construction is organized as a square structure, with a hipped roof, inside which a functional perimeter is built that surrounds a single space, also square in plan, covered with a pyramidal structure. With this formalization, an attempt is made to establish links with the "casa pinariega" and the "casa carretera", archetypes of the popular architecture of the area, oscillating between the domestic condition of the first and the public condition of the second, without renouncing in any way to the contemporary condition of a construction that must be functional and easy to maintain.

Within this organization, the main interior space accommodates the public uses, information, entrances, and cafeteria, while the functional perimeter accommodates window thresholds, public toilets, and the internal cafeteria and store area.

The new four-sided cabin is located among pine trees, in the immediate vicinity of a large rock existing on the site, with a scale similar to that of the cabin, which allows the new construction to visually adjust its scale to the natural environment, controlling the visual impact of the new architecture.

All the perimeter masonry walls of the new construction are made using recycled stone, with corten steel sheeting surrounding the openings. The roofs are built with recycled Arab tile, placed in the traditional way "channel and ridge tile". The carpentry, both doors and windows, are made of oak wood and corten steel. And the entire interior is built with black bakelite panels and the chimney with the black steel cauldron.

source: Tuñón y Albornoz Arquitectos