Casa Ruiz / Momo Estudio

© David Frutos Llamazares

Architects: Momo Estudio
Location: Murcia, Spain
Collaborator: David Navarro Moreno
Project year: 2008
Photographs: David Frutos Llamazares


The Project is born over the remains of an ancient, about 120 year old cottage. It had a popular, architectural typology of the region, this means, one floor with two spaces, facing the south, with the rooms in both sides of the central circulation and spaces of chambers and under covers in the upper floor.

For taking roots with the places history, the first decision is to lean us on the remains of the ancient house.

© David Frutos Llamazares
© David Frutos Llamazares

On the other side the demolition material is recycled for its relocation in the same height of the ground floor.

The new executed area, where once the corral was situated, is now like an ambiguous space, without use, sensorially opened to the exterior. The selection of the peaces remaining of the demolition, depending of their sizes, lets us alter the degrees of the hollows in function of the orientation. The remaining space between this filter-skin, executed with cages of (were they corrals?) and the waterproof skin of carpentry allows a permanent ventilation.

Cite: "Casa Ruiz / Momo Estudio" 19 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>