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Economy + Ecology + Elegance

A Habitable space is
one that changes
just as our lives change.

Habitable spaces emphasize precise proportions and a sense of spatial freedom.

We believe that design contributes to ecology, health, and economic progress. In our projects, nature and architecture coexist in a symbiotic relationship.


Habitable Studio creates
transformable environments
for living, working, and playing.

HABITABLE emphasizes flexibility and elegance across projects of multiple scales.

Our designs embody thoughtful simplicity, meticulous materiality, and adept play with light and proportion.


︎ Dynamic Co-working Spaces
︎ Flexible Living Environments
︎ Joyful MicroLiving

︎ Online Design Consultations          

Our work introduces an adaptable form of architecture. To transform your space, we will act as an emissary between the building's potential and your needs and wishes.

We carefully study the natural and cultural context before developing our ideas. With our culturally rich perspective and decades of design experience, we are skilled in infusing your environment with efficiency, harmony, and joy.

“Marta’s expertise of maximizing small spaces is without compare.” Jay Marroquin, client.


Marta Rodriguez Architecture

“Small is not only beautiful, small implies experimentation, ecology, economy, efficiency, and intimacy. Small things make a big impact!.”



Marta Rodriguez started her career as an architect in 2004 at OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture)/Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam. She was part of the team that won the international competition to design the New Court Rothschild Bank in London.

In 2006, while working at an Engineering company (Ingenor) in Madrid, she won the first prize in the competition for designing the new University Library of the South Campus of the UPM in Madrid. From 2007 to 2009, Marta collaborated with Lahoz Lopez Architects in designing and developing schools and hospitals, including the expansion of the Toledo National Hospital of Paraplegics and San Gil Abad Public School in Cuenca.

In 2008, she initiated her own practice in Madrid, winning several awards in public architectural competitions. These included the first prize in a competition for designing a University Research Center for the University of Valladolid (2010), the second prize for designing a research & classroom building facility for the UVA (2009), and the second prize in the architectural competition for building Affordable Housing for Young People in Cordoba (2008).

In 2013, after extensive studies at UC Berkeley and Science Po in Paris, and research in Tokyo, Marta earned her Ph.D. in Architecture (ETSAM), specializing in Japanese architecture and French Design. Interview

Subsequently, she moved to Houston in 2014, becoming an Associate Professor (tenured since 2020) at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. She teaches the "Intergenerational, Compact, Communal Living" architectural design studio and the "Design for Dignity and Ethics for the City" seminar. Her research primarily centers on collective housing, joyful micro-living, and inclusive human-scale urban design.

In 2020, Marta founded HABITABLE Studio, a design firm focused on creating healthy, sustainable, inclusive, and transformable environments, indoors and outdoors. 

Marta's research-driven design approach has been featured in numerous design and architecture publications. In 2021, she authored a book on Charlotte Perriand and Kazuyo Sejima, a manifesto reflecting her philosophy that advocates bringing a more humanistic and ecological sensitivity into the built environment. Marta has also created an online journal, Habitable City, which promotes a more egalitarian, connected, safe, and livable city.


Marta RodriguezFounder & Principal - Architect, Professor, Author, and Architecture & Design Consultant. 

Michael Lindemann
 Architectural Designer.

+ Collaborators since 2008:
Lené Fourie, Alejandra Velazquez, Dijana Handanovic, Tuan Mai, Ghazal Saliman, Ingrid Selse, Emine Canak, Eirik Erstad, Marta de las Heras, Alejandro Sanz, Rafael Ureña, Natalia Varela.

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Habitable Furniture (2019-20)
modular + adaptable + transformable + multifunctional 
+ made of sustainable wood

ludic design that creates, configures, reinvents and qualifies space + easy to move
inspired by the Japanese Tokonoma: a space in which items for artistic appreciation, including ikebana flower arrangement, are displayed

7 modules, each with different dimensions, offer endless possibilities for creative combinations - sold independently or as a set. slides or rotates easily thanks to its light, natural material; its weightlessness flirts with gravity. aligns itself straight with a wall, separates, angles, and moves in a stenographic dance with its own shadow

they serve as a kitchen space, a living room area or an office furniture; dividing a room or connecting and configuring an intimate atmosphere; always providing a warm character and a human scale. designed to be able to display musical instruments, precious objetcs or art in a dwelling, an office, a museum, a store or a maker space. the shelves turn into benches, chairs, even stairs, and tables to enjoy tea

transform the mundane routines of daily life and ordinary furnishings into a creative outlet, allowing users to shape their environment according to their whims and desires, turning the space into a work of art

Design by Marta Rodriguez 
Photography by Tony Endieveri
Contact us: info@habitable.studio

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