Architecture · October 13, 2021 0


Security Screens Allow This Small House To Close Up And Stay Safe

A modern precast concrete relocatable tiny home.


Architecture firm Grandio has designed a small home in Córdoba, Argentina, that’s large enough to have a bedroom, a mezzanine, and an open living room, dining room, and kitchen.

The small home is a precast concrete relocatable house named ‘HÜGA’, which draws inspiration from the Danish concept of “Hygge“.


A modern precast concrete relocatable tiny home.

Measuring in at 484 square feet (45m2), the home has a rectangular shape with a folding security screen that opens to reveal a sliding glass door and a front door. At the opposite end of the home is another sliding door.

A modern precast concrete relocatable tiny home with a folding exterior screens.

Along the side of the home, which showcases the precast concrete, are two smaller windows.


A modern precast concrete relocatable tiny home.

Stepping inside, we see there are high ceilings, a small living room with a sofa by the large glass sliding door.

A tiny home with a small living room that includes a sofa by the large glass sliding door.

In the kitchen, there’s a multi-level countertop with the section dedicated to the cooktop, and the lower acts as a countertop work surface and dining table.


In this tiny home kitchen, there's a multi-level countertop with the section dedicated to the cooktop, and the lower acts as a countertop work surface and dining table.

A small sink is located by the white cabinets, which include a space left for the fridge and oven.

In this tiny home kitchen, there's a multi-level countertop with the section dedicated to the cooktop, and the lower acts as a countertop work surface and dining table.


In this tiny home kitchen, there's a multi-level countertop with the section dedicated to the cooktop, and the lower acts as a countertop work surface and dining table.

Past the kitchen, there’s a bathroom with a long vanity, and opposite that is the toilet, bidet, and shower.

This tiny home includes a bathroom with a long vanity, and opposite is the toilet, bidet, and the shower.


A modern tiny home with a toilet, bidet, and shower.

The bathroom also provides access to the main bedroom, where there’s a wood accent and shelving surrounded by white cabinetry. Opposite the bed is a closet with a mirrored front.

In this tiny home, there's a bedroom with a wood accent and shelving surrounded by white cabinetry. Opposite the bed is a closet with a mirrored front.


In this tiny home, there's a bedroom with a wood accent and shelving surrounded by white cabinetry. Opposite the bed is a closet with a mirrored front.

Opposite the kitchen, there’s a staircase that been designed with plenty of storage.

A modern home with a staircase that includes storage and leads to a mezzanine level.

The children’s loft bedroom includes a little storage cabinet at the head of the bed, while a small wood ledge is perfect for storing a few books.


A tiny home with a children's loft bedroom that includes a little storage cabinet at the head of the bed, while a small wood ledge is perfect for storing a few books.

To get an idea of what other choices can be made, here are some renderings.

A modern precast concrete relocatable tiny home.


A modern precast concrete relocatable tiny home with an open plan living room, dining area, and kitchen.

A modern precast concrete relocatable tiny home with an open plan living room, mezzanine level, dining area, and kitchen.


A tiny home kitchen with a dual level countertop with a cooktop and dining space.A tiny home bedroom with wood accents, white cabinetry, and storage under the bed.

Photography by Gonzalo Viramonte | Architects in charge: Mgtr. Arch. Jose A. Martin Schmädke, Mgtr. Arch. María E. Martin Schmädke | Civil Engineer Mario E. Martin Schmädke | Mgtr. Civil Engineer Italo F. Martin Schmädke | Engineers in charge: Civil Engineer Mario E. Martin Schmädke, Mgtr. Civil Engineer Italo F. Martin Schmädke |
Design Team: Architect: Magdalena Vázquez, Verónica Gordillo, Soledad Gordillo, Lucas Font, Mariela Handel | Industrial Designer: Josefina Ferrer | Mechanical Engineer: Lucas Sesma | Industrial Engineer: Francisco Ruiz | Consultants: Lawyers: Jorge Correa, Ricardo Obregón, Juan Martín Isidoro | Collaborators: Civil Engineer Students: Matías Mascheroni, Natalia Molina, Bautista Ruiz, Ignacio Gómez