Gallery: Tiny Hut in Spain Built with Concrete and a Cow


Trufa (a.k.a the Truffle) is a tiny (25 square meters or about 270 square feet), single room building that has all the cool characteristics of a stone cave. Though comprised of concrete, it resembles natural stone more than the refined surface we typically associate with cement. Located in Costa da Morte, Spain, the structure was designed by Antón García-Abril of Ensamble Estudio. What is most compelling about the building is the manner of its construction – which involves a cow (read on to find out more!).

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  1. bugmenot May 11, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    as KMart has suggested .. joke, right?

    quick guesstimate shows cross-sectional area of concreate to be about 15 sq.m, which makes the entire structure well over 100 cu.m.

    100 cubic metres of concrete for a single 25 square metre room?
    Since when did 200 tonnes of concrete to make a ‘tiny hut’ become ‘green’?

  2. KMart May 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Total joke, right?

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