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The Truffle | Antón García Abril

May 25, 2010

The Truffle, executed by architect Antón García Abril, is an amorphous Spanish structure with a delightful story that begins in a hole in the ground.  The architect and Ensamble Studio amassed hay bales within the hole, poured concrete over the stacked bales and dusted the outer concrete shell with the surrounding earth.  Time passed and the team recruited Pauline, a hungry Spanish calf, to empty the interior of its vegetable mass.  After noshing for a year, Pauline revealed to the team the beautiful amorphous interior spaces you see below, a structure embodying qualities of both the natural and the constructed and a pristine view of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Anton García-Abril of Ensamble Studio | Holiday Home in Spain | Photo by Rolande Halbe

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