Ronda House

Murcia, Spain
Luis Díaz Díaz

An open and undefined system capable of functioning as a backdrop to whoever inhabits it—a propositional system, not a limiting one. This is the minimalist Ronda House designed by HANGHAR architects from Madrid, Spain.

The sparse home distances itself from fixed and conventional distributions through the linkage of a programmatically generic but spatially specific series of rooms. With this, the house can respond to the demands of a contempo­rary living and not market-driven log­ics. Spatially, the project is resolved through an asymmetric grid that organises and articulates the given space.

Each room is connected through a se­ries of large, central openings, creat­ing a spacious hallway that communicates with all spaces and establishes a visual continuity amplifying the space.

The project’s material palette is consistent and bare. The floor, made out of epoxy resin, erases any sense of scale. At the same time, the ceiling, rough and cavernous, presents a texture juxtaposition resulting from the splashed plaster’s im­precision.

The proj­ect’s minimalist interior architecture is reduced not as a response to newly defined sani­tary standards but social ones. An am­biguous system capable of serving the inhabitant it receives, without project­ing fixed and immovable living defini­tions.

HANGHAR is an architecture practice led by Eduardo Mediero. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture, where his academic work focuses primarily on the interplay between architectural precedents and financial organisational models. A temporary venture, HANGHAR is a 10-year architectural corporation held by the OWN‡ Foundation and will cease activity in December 2030. As a for-profit subsidiary, it adheres to the foundation’s values, reporting annually to its board of trustees.

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