The Truffle is a piece of nature built with earth, full of air. A
space within a stone that sits on the ground and blends with the
territory. It camouflages, by emulating the processes of mineral
formation in its structure, and integrates with the natural environment,
complying with its laws.
To build it, we made a hole in the ground, piling up on its perimeter
the topsoil removed, and we obtained a retaining dike without
mechanical consistency. Then, we materialized the air building a volume
with hay bales and flooded the space between the earth and the built air
to solidify it. The poured mass concrete wrapped the air and protected
itself with the ground. Time passed and we removed the earth discovering
an amorphous mass.