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Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase

In 1996, Barcelona architects Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores were hired to convert an old community laundry into a penthouse. At just 27 square meters (290 square feet), the space was minimal; it was also just a temporary home and the clients wanted a home that was maintenance-free.

Prats and Flores (in collaboration with the Mallorcan architectural firm Duch-Pizà) delivered their solution in the form of two suitcases. Their "Casa en una Maleta" (House in a Suitcase) consists of two big trunks in the center of the room which can be opened throughout the day to satisfy daily living needs.

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Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase
Eva Prats y Ricardo Flores – A house in a suitcase