The cabin is made out of wood entirely harvested within a 1km radius of the Green Fabrication Laboratory of Valldaura, where it has been processed to produce innovative cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The CLT structure is designed following the concepts of metal-free with lap joints and wooden dowels, inspired by a commitment to use less carbon-intensive materials. Moreover, to minimize the waste from the process, the wood off-cuts were reused as a rain-screen, using a parametrically organized design system.
The main effort of the project was to maximize the opportunity of integrating an advanced ecological architecture paradigm. This aims to generate and maintain the conditions that allow fulfilling the needs of the user while minimizing the use of external sources. The cabin is equipped with three solar panels and independent battery storage, specifically designed to power the lighting and devices for a single resident. The water system incorporates both rainwater collection and grey-water recycling, as well as black-water treatment within a self-contained biogas system that generates usable cooking or heating fuel and sanitary fertilizer as by-products.