(Photo: Jean Nicolas Louis Durand. Porches, 1802)


HAECCEITY was first coined by followers of Duns Scotus to describe the discrete qualities, properties or characteristics of a thing that make it a particular thing. Haecceity is a person’s or object’s thisness, the individualizing difference between the concept ‘a man’ and the concept ‘Socrates’.

TYPE comes from the Greek word typos which means ‘model, matrix, impression, mould, mark, figure in relief, original form’ and from the Latin word typus which means ‘figure, image, form, kind’.

In this design studio we worked on a holiday house in Mallorca. We focused on the concept of TYPE trying to deal with the idea of tradition. Not contemplating the existing as an embalmed figure. But introducing our practice as part of the tradition itself. We worked in continuity with tradition, from the comprehension of the context. Not starting from scratch, no one begins from zero. But working by manipulating, transforming and perfecting the common tradition and own memory.

 Guest Professor

Dr. Jaume Mayol

Ted’A Arquitectes

Guest Assistant Professor

Alba Balmaseda

Chair Professor

Markus Allmann
allmann sattler wappner

Institut für Raumkonzeptionen und Grundlagen des Entwerfen (IRGE)

University of Stuttgart


Photo by Philip Mak


Born in La Coruña, Spain, in 1985. Graduated as an architect from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2010. Granted with the Erasmus program in La Sapienza University of Rome in 2007. Diploma Thesis rated as outstanding and winner of a National Prize in 2011. Secured a Master’s Degree in Advanced Architectural Projects at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in September 2011. 

Combines the practice of architecture with academic research and teaching. Collaborated actively with Irisarri+Piñera Architects, Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas (VIC) and Anupama Kundoo Architects. Developed academic research and teaching at Vastu Shilpa Foundation in Amhedabad, University of Nairobi, Tokyo Wonder Site, University IUAV Venice, KAKD Copenhagen or TU Berlin.

Started own architectural practice in Madrid in 2014. Currently Assistant Professor at Stuttgart School of Architecture and Planning and PhD candidate at Roma Tre University Department of Architecture. 


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