Domestic Calligraphies

Domestic Calligraphies
Domestic Calligraphies_Alberto Hueso
The research aims to delve into the spatial structure of housing through new structural systems to find new ways for contemporary housing.

Alberto Hueso
Madrid, Spain
Young architect focused on housing and city issues to generate a practical-theoretical framework to provide new solutions to contemporary housing.
Team members
Alberto Hueso
Field of work
Architecture, Design, Urban planning, Curating, Research
Project category
Raising awareness
Project submitted

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB - UPC) and at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture (Campus Sint-lucas Brussels) from 2019.

His professional experience is developed in Switzerland at GNWA - Gonzalo Neri & Weck Architekten in Zürich and Barcelona at Anna & Eugeni Bach Arquitectes and BAAS Arquitectura Jordi Badia. During this period, he collaborates as a contributing editor in the dissemination and communication on architecture and city in the international digital blog HIC Arquitectura.

Since 2019 is established in Madrid and collaborates with RICA Iñaqui Carnicero & Lorena del Río and FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol Arquitectos, where he currently works. During this period, he receives a scholarship from Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid COAM to access the MCH - Master of Architecture in Collective Housing by Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM - UPM) and ETH Zürich.

Furthermore, he has been awarded with the Richard H. Driehaus Prize and granted by “Centro Inernazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio” to participate in the 65th edition of the international seminar “Palladio and Venice: Politics and Architecture” placed in Vicenza and Venice.

Housing has always been the main programme in which our cities have developed and evolved. It is the stage and the "playground" that architecture has used over the years as a tool for progress and the search for new ways of living and understanding our society over time. In a way, housing has served as a common ground for people's lives in a society that deserves constant reflection for a future that is reconfigured at every moment.

Generally, flexibility in housing is associated with mobile elements that allow interior spaces to be related to each other or to transform their dimensions to accommodate new activities within the room. Nevertheless, the fixed elements that allow the structuring of the pieces that serve for different uses establishes an understanding of flexibility from the point of view of time. But, there is another more conventional way, which associates the flexibility of the pieces of the dwelling with the regularity and homogeneity of the structure.

The research in progress aims to delve into the spatial structure of housing in the search for a democratic language of the different pieces that make up the contemporary dwelling to encourage the functional indeterminacy of domestic spaces for a flexible, adaptable and transformable dwelling over time that adapts to the different socio-economic needs of the user. We will address the idea of the creation of a "domestic structure" around a series of main concepts: functional ambiguity, plural accessibility, punctual specialisation...

The concepts to be developed in this research seek to highlight the need to understand housing as the construction of a system or support that allows the free appropriation of space adaptable to different social and economic profiles. The sustainable development of the city, understood from the point of view of housing and the construction of infrastructures that allow the recycling of buildings and understand them as productive living organisms for life and work.