A Successful Dialogue / House and the City

architects Rubén Alcolea, Jorge Tárrago
project MP House, Navarra, Spain


The introductory data on this project by young Spanish architects Ruben Alcolea and Jorge Tárrago are common, perhaps even banal – a house for a four-member family on the edge of a small, compact historical town. The first view of the documentation reveals a precisely articulated architecture, precise volumes and a considered, reduced selection of materials.


A contemporary, cultivated architecture, there is nothing to criticize, except for the question: where is the additional value, the conceptual jump, the innovation?