The Spanish practice Fran Silvestre Arquitectos realised this single family residence on a slope of a cliffy mountain in a small village near Valencia, Spain.
“The project proposes to integrate into the environment, respecting their strategies of adaptation to the environment and materials away from the mimesis that would lead to misleading historicism, and showing the time constructively to meet the requirements of the “new people”, the architects explain.
“In this way the house is conceived as a piece placed on the ground, joining in the gap. A piece built on the same white lime, the same primacy of the massif on the opening, which takes the edge of the site to have their holes and integrated into the fragmentation of the environment.”
“The indoor space is divided by the void that is the core of communication cut parallel disposition of the mountain without touching it. On the ground floor are the garage and cellar, on a volume it has two floors with four rooms. Two of them, the rooms at the intermediate level are open to the private street, the other two on the upper level overlook above the houses opposite, the Valley of Ayora. One of them, the study is opened in turn to the central double height, incorporating it into their space. Across the gap, and on the mountain, are the areas facing the garden day illuminated by light reflected on the south slope of the castle oxidized.”
Project Architect: Fran Silvestre , Mª José Sáez
Pedro Vicente López López | Architectural Technician
José Ángel Ruíz Millo | Architecture
José Vicente Miguel López | Architecture
Fernando Usó Martín | Architecture
Javier Cardós Elena | Architecture
Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
Contractor: Cooperativa Montemayor
Site area: 477,06 m2
Built area: 230,00 m2
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