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!




30 April – 1 May 2016

Workshop held at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo -CGAC- within the cycle MIES é + dedicated to authors representative of contemporary architecture.

In this workshop we know the relationship that Frei Otto had with the forms of nature and how he was based on the observation of this to deepen the design of structures.


2-3 Abril de 2016

Workshop held at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo -CGAC- within the cycle MIES é + dedicated to authors representative of contemporary architecture.

In this case this workshop is centered on the Danish architect Jorn Utzon where we enter the universe imagined by him. The participants got to know some of their most well-known buildings and furniture.

With the help of the SuperLupo, we are also practically approaching his work, constructing buildings inspired by the famous Sydney Opera House and UTSEP furniture.


27-28 February 2016

Workshop held at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo -CGAC- within the cycle MIES é + dedicated to authors representative of contemporary architecture.

In this case this workshop is centered on the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, one of the greats in the history of architecture and whose work is still reflected in the current projects.

The participants have been able to know the famous 5 points for a new architecture and many other writings and ideas that Le Corbusier raised in his time.

After this more theoretical part, during this workshop we used the SuperLupo to approach the architecture of Le Corbusier in a practical way. For this, we built some of their villas, the Unité d´Habitation or even new own designs based on their theories.


28-29 May 2016

Workshop held at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea -CGAC- within the MIES cycle is + dedicated to authors representing contemporary architecture.

This was the fourth and last workshop of the first edition of MIES e + and we introduce ourselves in the exciting world of senses that is the architecture of Kazuyo Sejima and the study SANAA that forms next to Ryue Nikishawa.

Taking advantage of the fact that we have a unique architect who comes from a different culture, we take a tour of the traditional xaponesa architecture that will help us to understand some keys of their designs.

Vespa LUPO – Centro Torrente Ballester in Ferrol


Concello de Ferrol
Centro Torrente Ballester

Mónica Maneiro


Sistema Lupo

Luis Miguel Fernández López

David Antuña

Sistema Lupo
Stéphane Lutier


Memoria & Fotografías

The propose exhibition is an application of Sistema Lupo. Use as a teaching tool is based on the idea of ​​”learning through play”. The methodology is eminently practical and tries to motivate the participant to create from their own intuition, following experimental pedagogical models.

Lupo system provides a double line in the theory-practice dichotomy. A job in the theoretical and practical work with the proposed material (blocks).

For this sample we decided as the subject of work an iconic piece of international design: “Vespa” , example of adaptation of techniques from different industrial areas, adapted to the material and techniques used, part-product that revolutionizes lives and societies through democratization production and use.

To this iconic character that made you transcend as part and has been kept alive through continuous revision adds. His image has also been appropriated by different social or cultural groups who consider it a symbol with which to identify.

The relationship between the aeronautical engineer Corradino D’Ascanio, designer among others of the first modern helicopter and industrial Enrico Piaggio train manufacturer, reflects those enriching collaborations, in this case, eventually revolutionize the world of light transport.

This wealth found in the Vespa, is transformed into didactic action through a mosaic of images and documents on its history that allows us to use cross teaching strategies involving the participant in the story through a narrative that invite reflection and where not only the beauty of the final piece, but also the technical development which made it possible, show your social impact on urban life, women, youth, mobility… The dynamics of the workshops also stimulate creative and social aspects because they are building blocks of large format which encourages teamwork.

And finally we made a “participatory experiment“. We left the pieces of wood with a legend that you can see in the pictures and the children sent the pictures of their creations to the website of the Foundation.

The experiment focuses on the importance of unconscious acts of free expression without filters, notions of position, balance, density… To do this we focus on the order, stacking not projected… In these usually anonymous constructions have no more claim that the storage elements… Based on the experimental treaties on children’s drawings and random constructions, encouraged to reflect on the relationship between us and our cross forms of expression through our most basic and everyday gestures.


Mutant Aqueduct

Workshop in Segovia on the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the Old City of Segovia and its Aqueduct in the World Heritage list of UNESCO.
December 2015

Organized by
Council of Segovia

Fermín González Blanco
Vanessa Pérez
Eduardo Sánchez

Luis Miguel Fernández López
Carolina Queipo

Borja Díaz Carro

Javier Salcedo

Memoria & Fotografías

It is a Sistema Lupo educational project aimed to move to the community the value and respect for the historical heritage and to strengthen inter-regional ties that bind these various places through symbols.

In this case we have chosen the Roman aqueduct of Segovia as a great reference and has been chosen as starting a family workshop format linked to the activities organized to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the declaration of Segovia as a World Heritage Site . This statement implies a support to the heritage values and enhance its visibility internationally.

Within this idea of creating networks through the heritage that goes beyond territorial or national boundaries, it is proposed to reconstruct the map of the aqueducts of Roman origin that are still standing, this will lead from Segovia to Tarragona, Merida, Rome, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey and Israel.

We invite you to participate in this journey through team work construction of each one of the aqueducts and enjoy and learn their particularities through the proposed challenges.


Submerged cities

Architectural workshop in the Acuarium Finisterrae.
January 30th 2016

Fundación Luis Seoane

Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Galicia.
(Delegación de A Coruña)

Sistema Lupo

Patricia Amil
David Antuña
Loli Diego
Mar Lista

Sistema Lupo

Borja Díaz Carro

Memoria & Fotografías

“Submerged Cities” is an example of a one day workshop in collaboration with the Aquarium Finisterrae. In this session the spectacular atmosphere created in the aquarium to engage participants in the fascinating underwater world exploits.

A first theoretical session made us to explore different examples of towns and cities under water, strategic decisions, natural disasters or legends are interspersed in the narrative, and make us travel from the nearest national examples to Port Royal in the Caribbean through the Chinese cities or India.

After this session a creative workshop where each team creates an imagined city adapted to environments recreated in the aquarium where different ecosystems, mussel rafts, ravines or simulating the continental shelf arises.

Teamwork is always a common thread in all these workshops, teams are organized and each involved in a different ecosystem.

After this creative phase a more directed from planes task leads to the construction of the Nautilus, our submarine lupo which will take us travel all these scenarios. The game presides each of the phases and helps foster the imagination of participants. In this case the presence of living beings, fish with their looks and their movements, increased the empathy and the degree of relatedness of the group.



Yin-yang Project. Real Ceiling

We have re-edited Yin Yang Project again from IE University in collaboration with the municipality of Segovia. The structure designed and mounted during the course Construction Systems III under the coordination of Professor Fermin Blanco, can be seen in the Mint (Casa de la Moneda).

“Real Ceiling” is the result of a workshop based on the use of wood in architecture. After the system approach, the team has been focused on two intensive sessions; a theoretical framework to open the discussion and the practical part to create and mount the structure during an eminently practical session.

The main educational goal of this experience is creating the proper atmosphere for teamwork, discussion and ideas debate. All of this by using wood, modular and removable systems and as a working tool.

Beyond the final solution, (as a result of different parameters) the importance here is based on the process. CONSTRUCTION as life, is a PROCESS.

We hope you will enjoy the pictures!

Project. Yin yang
Construction Systems III
Ie Univesity.
Professor Fermin Blanco

CNC Modeling Elena Cardiel García

Designed and built by

Alexandre Gutiérrez
Bob Morand
Deiene González Uriarte
Erin Hunt
Isabel Espinar Mateo
Julia Castaño Escorial
Nadine Kabbani
Nathalie Lagard
Pablo Barceló Moreno
William Chami

Lo profundo es el aire

Accesit XIV Premio COAG. 2011

Luis Miguel Fernández López
Borja Díaz Carro

Carolina Queipo

Legal advice
Alvarez Real

Aislasan –superlupo
Mucarce –ecolupo

Estudio Fermín Blanco
Archivo Eduardo Chillida
Archivo Jose M.Elosegui


Eduardo Chillida in [here]

Description & Pictures
Workshops on the work of sculptor Eduardo Chillida arise in close collaboration with the didactic and documentation team of the Chillida Leku.

As a result of this relationship, family and children´s workshops take place in the Museum facilities using the Lupo system (specially the Super Lupo material). Also a special edition of Eco Lupo, the Chillida Lupo case, is published focusing on Chillida famous pieces.

The Case
All pieces are collected in a case formed by the pieces themselves. The assembly and disassembly of the case is proposed as a first approach to the decomposition of the cube.

The challenges included in the workshops are based on the sculptural pieces of Chilled. Depending on the degree of difficulty are adapted to children, special education or family´s groups.

We have also developed workshops in other cities taking advantage of the presence of works by Chillida in landmarks such as the case of the sculpture “Lo Profundo Es El Aire” on the outside of the National Sculpture Museum Valladolid.

Other workshops such as those conducted with university students delve into the interesting relationship of form and structure that sustains them.