Technical data

Intervention level: Scheme Design, Detail Design and Site Supervision.
Client: María José Lomba Alonso.
Location: Pontevedra
Project year: 2005
Construction period: 2005 – 2007
Total built: 110,18 m²
Budget: 150.000 €
Other technical:

  • Collaboration with *
  • Gonzalo López Escalante, architectural assistant (student).
  • Bartolomé González Carrera, technical architect, economic consultancy.
  • Aitor Martínez López de Arbina, carpentries and furniture of wood.


  • Website: -Su Vivienda- “La casa donde no cabía nada” [Lomba House – “The house where nothing fitted”]
  • FARO DE VIGO, ESTELA SUPLEMENT- Living space – “The vertical house” Written by Sandra Penelas – Photos by Ricardo Grobas. 04/05/08. Faro de Vigo S.A.U. Vigo.
  • Interview for Punto Radio. Wednesday, 30 of January of 2008. Program: A día de hoy. Journalist: Alejandro Avila

Awards: VII GranDeArea Award by Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Galicia, Delegación de Vigo. 2008.


This raises the challenge of solving a program house in a reduced solar surface: 26 m2, in which the ordinance allows reaching a height of four levels and attic. It is a trapezoidal plot located near the Plaza de San Benito, in the center of the town of A Guarda, Pontevedra, bounded by two existing medians of 2.40 m. and 8.96 m. longitude and south and west directions respectively, Hernan Cortes Street and a narrow street in ladder.

Each of the levels has a specific function: kids bedroom and bathroom downstairs, kitchen on level 1, bedroom and bathroom on level 2, living-room on level 3 and study / guest bedroom on level 4. The relationship and connection between levels arises via a ladder attached to the two medians.

On both fronts, the group aims to void a change of scale to offset the sharp vertical component of the volume. On the south side a body on the street flown Hernán Cortés, who singled levels 1 and 2, helps to break up the facade in three different alignments planes taking diversify the relationship with the street. The west front, very close to the building facing, is proposed as a stone wall, in which a hole practice that brings the gateway, a generous amount of light to the hall and kitchen space, and a translucent band slope from the floor of the bedroom. This wall is separated from the adjoining building, providing natural light and ventilation throughout the vertical development of the staircase.

The floor of the living-room, with spectacular views of the Atlantic, as it means a great porch that extends to the outside with a terrace.

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