This is a small summer house for an extended family that reunited in their holidays.

The principal concept of the house is to create a minimum house with maximum interaction between inside-outside sticking to a very tight budget and wide reuse. Two sisters, their mother and their kids will use and share this home. The ground floor is completely accessible, and the bathroom is adapted for all users.

The construction system mixes traditional construction with low-cost materials. Stone, recycled tiles and bricks co-live with industrial metal structures and OSB panels. All the material that was in the plot has been placed and utilize in the project. The spaces with flexible usage, the harnessing of the plot and the utilization of the attic in case of improvised guests make this house a home ready to be adapted and open to the necessities of every moment.

A project by



Alba Balmaseda
Ariadna Barrio

José Olmos Rico
Technical Architecture

Euteca S.L.

Antonio Muñoz Herrero


Javier Callejas


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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