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Tue 4.12.

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 04.12.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; photo by Diego Opazo

A Valencia-based architectural practice Fran Silvestre Arquitectos have realised this beautiful, minimalist villa embedded in a rocky mountain wall located in the Spanish coastal town of Calp. Completed earlier this year, the tranquil, waterfront house boasts a number of airy, pristine white rooms as well as an infinity edge pool and a terrace offering spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; photo by Diego Opazo

More about the project:

 

‘Due to the steepness of the plot and the desire to contain the house in just one level, a three-dimensional structure of reinforced concrete slabs and screens adapting to the plot’s topography was chosen, thus minimizing the earthwork. This monolithic, stone-anchored structure generates a horizontal platform from the accessing level, where the house itself is located. The swimming-pool is placed on a lower level, on an already flat area of the site.

 

‘The concrete structure is insulated from the outside and then covered by a flexible and smooth white lime stucco. The rest of materials, walls, pavements, the gravel on the roof… all maintain the same colour, respecting the traditional architecture of the area, emphasizing it and simultaneously underlining the unity of the house.’

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; photo by Diego Opazo

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; image courtesy of the architects

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; photo by Diego Opazo

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; photo by Diego Opazo

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; photo by Diego Opazo

House on Cliffside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; photo by Diego Opazo

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