ooiio tops the refurbishment of a traditional stable house with a shark gill-shaped roof
 

ooiio tops the refurbishment of a traditional stable house with a shark gill-shaped roof

ooiio architecture refurbishes the old stables of a traditional country house on the outskirts of madrid. the project integrates a horse riding field and a new structure within the original building, with an ultimate goal to provide the most comfortable conditions for the competition horses that inhabit it, protect them from inclement weather and offer as much good, neutral lighting as possible.


all images courtesy of ooiio architecture

 

 

the madrid-based studio designed the new covered riding arena with large porches spaced at a distance of 30 meters each, and broken triangular beams that make up a singular gable roof. a succession of skylights resembling ‘shark gills’ distributes lots of north light without casting shadows that could distract or confuse the horses when jumping. the doors, carpentry and the roof use materials that imitate the existing structures while prefabricated concrete was used on the walls. the blocks surrounding the new structure are refurbished and adapted to become fully equipped sports facilities.


view from old patio

 


the old and the new


the roof resembles frozen waves


light and space


general plan


concept drawing


the old and the new


front view


the refurbished stables


first class training centre


interior view

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

  • You can drop the shark reference… how about ‘light catcher’. Most indoor rings are crap for light. I would happily ride all the time in this one. Excellent.

    Jim

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