At Monte Sollube 5 – in Boadilla del Monte, a municipality of Madrid’s metropolitan area – stands this two-floor house built for three generations of the family its architect, Malu (María Luisa) de Miguel (Gran Canaria, 1987). The dwelling proper contains 315 square meters, complemented by 85 square meters for hallways and covered terraces. The construction really has two parts flanking the garage, the larger one harboring a double-height living room that connects the upstairs rooms. This configuration responds to the intention of the architect to generate a programme whose novelty is, paradoxically, to emphasize a concept as old as that of being able to accommodate a family: it replaces the habitual distribution of main or children’s bedrooms, imposed by the house itself, with another more dynamic one in which the inhabitants can freely decide which rooms to occupy.
Malu de Miguel González
A single-family home designed by Malu de Miguel González in Madrid to accommodate up to three generations of the same family.