Clibanarius House
  • CLIBANARIUS

    The Clibanarius, commonly known asthe ‘Hermit Crab’, is an invertebrate sea creature which occupies empty shellsto protect itself against the exterior environment.
    Like a kind of borrowed skin whichas such, is not made to measure, but is size XXL, much bigger than needed.
    A skin big enough to create a spacebetween the crab’s skin and the shell.
    But, what would a building with ashell be like?


    Clibanarius House has an exteriorskin, like a shell, capable of adjusting and protecting the building fromenvironmental conditions. But a skin sufficiently apart separated from thebuilding as to create an intermediate space. A cushion half way between theinner closed body and the exterior lattice skin. An adjustable protectionspace.


    The two houses are designed as asingle building formed by a parallelepiped 10 m x 17 m approximately. Around this volume we fit aclimatic protection skin, coinciding with the exterior alignments, thuscreating an intermediate space with different widths, which vary from 0.90 m to 1.80 m. Maternal wombs, asthe hedonistic space of the houses, are placed like a prosthesis between theexterior skin and the interior volume..
Description
The Clibanarius, commonly known as the ‘Hermit Crab’, is an invertebrate sea creature which occupies empty shells to protect itself against the exterior environment.
Like a kind of borrowed skin which as such, is not made to measure, but is size XXL, much bigger than needed.
A skin big enough to create a space between the crab’s skin and the shell.
But, what would a building with a shell be like?
Fields
Architecture
Date
2012