Miño dwelling by Erbalunga estudio

Add bright social area to a private house

Project Specs


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The project is located in a historical district. The existing condition is a conglomerate of addons that the owners have being developing over the years to fulfil their needs. As a result, the dwelling is divided into small rooms with no relation to each other. The proposal regains the simplicity of circulations from the original building and connects the multiple extensions by a single design language.

▼空间概览,overall view of the space ©Iván Casal Nieto


The design brings back the original wall location and unifies the fragmented rooms into a single bright space connected to the exterior. Social spaces are the core of the refurbishment providing a new gathering zone for the housemates, as opposed to the remaining parts of the house: the private bedrooms.

▼分解轴测图,exploded axonometric ©Erbalunga estudio

▼开放的厨房与起居室,open kitchen and living room ©Iván Casal Nieto

▼明亮的社交空间,bright social space ©Iván Casal Nieto


The space is organized according to the different heights of the existing building as an answer to the multiple construction methods used over the time. The material palette and ceiling geometries are simplified in order to unify the design, always maintaining the house’s history traces that led to that arrangement throughout the years.

▼简单的材料和屋顶几何形式,simple material palette and ceiling geometries ©Iván Casal Nieto

▼保留历史痕迹,remaining the historical traces ©Iván Casal Nieto

▼与公共空间视线相连的书房,study with visual connection to the public space ©Iván Casal Nieto


The consistent design proposal highlights and brings the surrounding landscape into the house through big opening windows that will determine the way of living and making use of the space.

▼大开窗将景观引入室内,big windows bringing in the landscape ©Iván Casal Nieto

▼透过窗口欣赏风景,enjoy the view through the opening ©Iván Casal Nieto

people could also enjoy the outdoor view from the study through the opening in the public space ©Iván Casal Nieto


As a result, the house gains an additional space where the members of the house can meet, relate and share as well as allowing them to carry out different activities individually.

▼顺应原本结构的走廊空间,corridor according to the existing construction ©Iván Casal Nieto

▼平面图,plan ©Erbalunga estudio

▼室内立面图,interior elevvations ©Erbalunga estudio

Location: Tui. Spain
Year: 2019
Area: 50m2
Architects: Erbalunga estudio
Website: www.erbalunga-estudlo.com
e-mail: info@erbalunga-estudio.com
Authors: Arminda Espino and Rubén Rodriguez
Photographs: Iván Casal Nieto
Website: www.ivancasalnieto.com
Materials: Oak

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