Sinsal Verano/Sinsal Otoño

Workshops and family actions during the Sinsal music festival

Illa de San Simón, Redondela.
28 & 29.7.2018

Sinsal Audio

Fermín G Blanco/ Mr Lupo

Carolina Queipo
Víctor González
María Bescansa
Jaime García Vega

Ambassador on the island
Diego Piñeiro Carrera

Belen Vallina González

Sistema Lupo

Marexada S.L


Memory & Photographs
A musical island, that’s what San Simón becomes one weekend a year. And there we were, at the bottom of the Vigo estuary, in the Galician summer (the gentle one), surrounded by ancient trees and with provisions of food and drink “dabondo” (more than enough). Nobody knew who would play those days, but what was clear was that there was going to be an awesome atmosphere, that we would have a great time and we would like to repeat it. And despite of not being in a very big island, still full of spectators it becomes wide and relaxed, the place and the environment are taken care of, all the participants are taken into account and, on top of that, it is reached by boat. What else?
Among the attendees, a lot of intrepid families, or what is the same, many people (all ages) eager to play big. And for that we were there. Sistema Lupo with Art y Garabato colleagues hand by hand colonizing the space, by land, sea and air! Throughout Saturday and Sunday, with children and adults, we designed, assembled, disassembled, adjusted and built without stopping everything that we thought could be needed and there were not: small shelters-cabins for little brothers and sisters, towers, forts and geodesic domes under which we could even camp. The star project was the specific scenario for the family audience, a Palitroques’ macro-structure hanging in the middle of a grove of fruit trees, under which Esteban & Manuel acted for us while the sun began to fall. Amazing, the best prize for an afternoon of work.
The island was too small for us, and we wanted to conquer the sea, so we set up some structures in a canoe and one after another we went sailing, nobody comes close to our conquered island without seeing our floating architectures!
While this happened in the south of San Simón, in the north, in the island of San Antonio, another group of Robinsons wanted to know sustainable construction techniques, even if it was at the cost of staining and soaking (playing with water and mud in summer, what a pity …) We learned the technique of “pallabarro” that, with natural and immediate materials (straw and mud), allows to build small constructions made by ourselves. There we were, mixing, draining, formwork and demolding piece by piece, to let them dry in the sun before putting them into use. The result? A new technique learned, a lot of new Lupo pieces, smiling and dirty faces and zero environmental impact.
Everything that surrounds SinSal is mysterious and wonderful, that’s why it is not possible to promise anything, but maybe next year we will see ourselves again in the islands willing to play a lot, learn more and have a better time, if it is possible. We wish yes!




Project Eirón

eirON is a participatory project that explores the possibilities of obtaining a large scale playing field.

The name is a reference to the term eira, not only as a workspace, but also as a form of intervention in it. The urban playground prototype is materialized in collaboration with children, families, team members and the experiences in similar projects to generate an original social project.

Como construir un hórreo

Cómo construir un hórreo

Video summary of a workshop to build a traditional Asturian granary with Lupo System. Starting from theoretical concepts and knowledge of the material used, in this case Superlupo, the participants will discover how it is built and what are the parts of this construction so typical of the traditional architecture of Asturias.

Congratulations to CEIP Ortigueira

The project #Repensandoaescola continues to bring great news, here we leave you the video of the contest Vindevideos of the Consellería de Educación with which the C.E.I.P. Ortigueira has won second prize.
Congratulations! We continue to work with the schools to push this effort of teaching innovation.

Tribute to José Gómez del Collado – Pilpayu

Video summary in RTPA news.
On November 10, the schoolchildren of Cangas del Narcea immersed themselves in the architecture of José Gómez del Collado thanks to the initiative of Sistema Lupo in collaboration with the Ilmo. Ayuntamiento de Cangas del Narcea and the architect José Ramón Puerto.

José Gómez del Collado was one of the great Asturian architects of the 20th century, developing most of his work in the Canguese town, although you can find his buildings in Pola de Allande, Tineo or Navia, among other places in our region.

Coinciding with the anniversary of his birth and one year after his work has been admitted to the Iberian DOCOMOMO Register of Architecture, students from four schools in Cangas will be able to discover his figure and architecture.

Sistema Lupo has prepared a didactics based on the maxim:
“They told me and I forgot, I saw and understood, I did and learned.”

After a visit by the schoolchildren to Pepe Gómez’s main works in Cangas, the children stepped into the architect’s shoes and built their own version of the buildings. José Ramón Puerto, architect and Doctor of History with a thesis on Gómez del Collado, accompanied the students on their journey to discover the secrets and why the buildings they see every day.


Jorge Conde Miguélez

Master en Investigación en Educación, Diversidade Cultural e Desenvolvemento Comunitario
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Facultade de Ciencias da Educación
Departamento de Pedagoxía e Didáctica

Tutor: Antón Costa Rico
July 2017

Faced with the evidence obtained from certain studies that reflected the obstacles that students have in learning historical knowledge derived from traditional practices and models, an attempt was made to highlight the existence of better learning possibilities through the following objectives: 1) providing an overview of the causes of this phenomenon and possible attempts to advance these aspects obtained from the scientific literature. 2) Expanding the knowledge of one of these proposals of progress that is the main reason of the research in this work: the use of construction games in general, taking as a concrete example the LUPO system of constructions. By last; 3) doing a fieldwork that consisted of qualitatively interpreting the information obtained through the use of semi-structured interviews of an intentional sample of 4 informants, who use the LUPO system in two different contexts. The result was that these professionals value as pertinent and positive this type of resource to improve the panorama of the learning of history, deriving this belief from their experience of the use of this methodology with the students. Also, this work revealed that despite the potential of the LUPO system there were hardly any publications about it from the field of pedagogy or didactics despite the potential of the resource, the positive impact on teaching and learning history reflected by professionals, And to constitute the materialization of the wishes and needs of many innovative researchers and teachers who see an alternative to the classic educational model in terms

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Sistema Lupo in Conexión Finsa in Santiago

#conexion by @grupofinsa @finsawood @cidadedacultura #santiago Reflexiones entorno a la madera

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Sistema Lupo in O Papagaio

Starting this month Sistema Lupo collaborates with O Papagaio, the children’s newspaper that every month will be in the galician schools with a challenge. In this issue we just introduce ourselves, download the pieces of the lupoweb and start!

[link] to see the newspaper

[link] to build the Lupo pieces with paper
[link] to know all the Lupo resources

Soon new news on this collaboration between Sistema Lupo and O Papagaio …

Chronicle of the Summer Campus in Xixón in 2017

Someone once said:”When in Rome, do what the Romans do”. So, we went to the Roman Villa of Veranes, we romanized ourselves mentally and did things the way they did.

Every day, during a week in August, 13 madmen of Rome, architecture and fun got up a little early (in summer!) to spend the morning immersed in Roman construction.

When you’re less than 9 years old and you see an image of Vitruvius, you can’t help but laugh, so the day couldn’t have started any better. Once we had overcome the lack of venustas, we focused on what he had written, and through the firmitas, the utilitas and the venustas we went through the cities, the villages and even the military camps of the Roman Empire. We learned how to build buildings that last at least 2000 years, what solutions and ingenious ways to make them work and what are the most appropriate shapes and elements in each case.

And then let’s get to work! We were doing everything we could think of the ancient Roman engineers would do: Reading plans to make small scale models or giant constructions, organizing a team and dividing the tasks between them, assessing the skills of each one, working as a team to build big works, devising wind bracing systems, explore and analyze the Roman Villa to learn “in situ”, design and draw the plans of our own triumphal arches so that others know how to replicate it, if we even stake out a river to bridge it! With auction of pieces included!

All in all, we learned a lot about Roman architecture, but above all we had a great time including our own ideas and carrying them out among all of us who, in reality, are more difficult (and also more fun).

For more summers in Veranes! ¡SPQR!

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Chronicle of a family trip to Ludic Architecture

We leave here a small story of a family trip to Ludic Architecture.

We want once again to thank all those who have made it possible.

Gracias, thanks, obrigado!

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We also leave you here the information about the book with articles of the participants in Ludic Architecture 2017. It is organized in three chapters: objects, spaces and experiences.

Coordinated by Marco Ginoulhiac, it contains articles by Ana Neiva, Biagio Di Carlo, Brenda Vale, Carlos Prata, Diogo Aguiar, Elvira Leite, Fermín Blanco, Franco la Cecla, Gabriela Burkhalter, Gilles Brougère, José Lus González Fernández, Juan Bordes, Marco Ginoulhiac , Robert Vale, Rodrigo Coelho, Santiago Atrio Cerezo and Virgínio Moutinho.

You can order it at the AEFAUP bookstore by mail at

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