Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Valencia | Angestellte 9

House on the cliff

Calpe, Alicante | Spanien

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
We like the virtue of architecture which makes possible constructing a house on air, walking on water...
An abrupt plot of land overlooking the sea, where what is best is to do nothing. It invites to stay.
A piece that respects the land's natural contour is set in it.
Above, a shadow, the house itself, looking calmly at the Mediterranean.
Under the sun, the swimming-pool brings us closer to the sea, it becomes a quiet cove.
In the inflection point, the stairway proposes a evocative path, a garden in the basement...

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.

Designteam:

Fran Silvestre | Principal in charge
María José Sáez | Principal in charge

Maria Masià | Collaborator Architect
Adrián Mora | Collaborator Architect
Jordi Martínez | Collaborator Architect
José V. Miguel | Collaborator Architect

Projektpartner:

Structural engineer: David Gallardo | UPV
Building engineer: Vicente Ramos, Esperanza Corrales, Javier Delgado
Interior design: Alfaro Hofmann

Art direction: Adrián Mora, Maria Masià
Video: Alfonso Calza

Collaborators:
Fran Ayala | Arquitecto
Ángel Fito | Arquitecto

Contractor: Construcciones Alabort
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos-House on the cliff
Fotograf: Diego Opazo
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