Casa Montaña

Casa Montaña

San Pedro de Paredes, Asturias, Spain - Build completed in 2016
Mariela Apollonio

Casa Montaña

Baragaño Architects as Architects

A house for an English landscaper and his family, in love with Asturias, who bet for their second home to be industrialized. Manufactured in four months entirely in Madrid and transferred to its final location at 600 km, crossing the Cantabrian mountain range where it was assembled in 5 hours. Finally, the black slate roof was placed by an artisan from the area. Technology and tradition to create a unique proposal.

The project is developed in two levels, with a simple program that groups the facilities in one of the three modules of 2.15 x 5.30 m that make it up. The metal staircase is the central element of the house, around which the program runs and which dialogues with the fireplace suspended from the living room. The upper floor houses the two rooms, separated by a light polycarbonate wall that sifts the light.

This house, actively developed with the clients, shows absolute respect for the rural environment where it is located. A wonderful group consisting of a hórreo and a traditional house in the process of rehabilitation as a tourist accommodation, still keep the project alive.


The production of houses in factory and the transport of them completely finished to the site, apart from a greater control on quality, supposes numerous advantages and avoids the stressful procedure, for a client, of the construction of a home.

The system used for the construction of the house is a modular system of three-dimensional components manufactured in an assembly line. The main structure is composed of galvanized steel elements with welded rigid knots and all the requirements demanded by the CTE (Technical Building Code) fulfilling the set.

The modular constructive system of manufacturing in assembly chain, not only aims to optimize energy, material and human resources in its manufacture, but by systematizing its design we get, far from a monotonous standardization, an optimization for the benefit of the customization and adaptation of the building.

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