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Atrium House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 29 August, 2010
Atrium House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Atrium House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain
  • Architects

    Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Project Architects

    Fran Silvestre Navarro, Maria Jose Sáez
  • Project Team

    Carlos García Mateo, Pedro Vicente López López, José Vicente Miguel López, José Ángel Ruíz Millo, Fernando Usó Martín, Alexandre Marcos
  • Interior Design

    Alfaro Hofmann
  • Structural Engineering

    David Gallardo Llopis
  • Client

    Naves y Fábricas, S.L. | Guillermo Caballero de Luján
  • Contractor

    COARCO
  • Project Area

    782.85 sqm
  • Area

    1150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. A House in a urban area parts of the desire to maximize the feeling of spaciousness.

Two strategies are used. The principal is to release the largest possible in the middle of the site allowing you to enjoy a private space with a height and volume incalculable. It enhances the perimeter of contact with the outside housing, land and housing understood as a continuum. On the other hand uses the existing slope to the ravine next to illuminate the basement, which enables you to host the program.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

The building is developed along the southern and western boundaries of the parcel, which together with the elements of urbanization of the site, form a kind of atrium, whose diagonal flight to a distant vision of the Sierra Calderona.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

Access is accompanied by the south facade to find the point of intersection. At this point of view inside the distributor is located next to the stairs and the kitchen form the backbone of the operation of housing. The southern zone where the rooms are available during the day, dematerialized their presence due to the overhead light. In the west the rooms fall to a portion of parcel with a more domestic scale, while the master bedroom overlooking the lift light reflected on water.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

In the dark basement and garage are in the cellar. All other uses of the program look into the ravine through which light up.

Cite: "Atrium House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos" 29 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/75063/atrium-house-fran-silvestre-arquitectos/>
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75 Comments

Patric Verstraete · April 17, 2012

fantastic Atrium House http://t.co/bEWJLruI via @archdaily

Ace Mimarl?k · April 06, 2012
Karla Yurenni Torres · April 06, 2012

http://t.co/IbEutyTL. No me importa que sólo sea de un piso...

aquasolmx · February 11, 2011

Espacios con el mínimo número de elementos posibles. Menos es mas! http://fb.me/NC4flhPh

Fran Silvestre Arq · January 21, 2011

Vote for: ATRIUM HOUSE
http://www.archdaily.com/75063...

Uros Smolnikar · December 27, 2010

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Giulio P. · December 19, 2010

i would like see houses like this in Italy...

Teppei Misue · December 06, 2010

I love &#39Atrium House&#39 by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos http://bit.ly/dgJIcA

flavin · December 03, 2010

like kiko, nice to see but i couldn't live there

Evelynn2 · October 25, 2010

RT @vowe: If I ever had to move to Spain, I&#39d like to live here: http://bit.ly/c0jKkt

Volker Weber · October 25, 2010

If I ever had to move to Spain, I&#39d like to live here: http://bit.ly/c0jKkt

kiko · October 12, 2010

nice to see in magazines but i woudn`t like to live there....

Marta Krivosikova · October 03, 2010

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alejandro · September 09, 2010

i knew it! i was sure they drive a porsche

??? · September 08, 2010

“???... ?????? ?? ????? ??@oppside: my home. T T.
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juheon. lee · September 08, 2010
Matthew, J. PARK · September 05, 2010

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arnold · September 03, 2010

sorry for my question, but how much could cost this project (architecture - projection work)?

gummy · September 02, 2010

very nice.....

Jackie Helena Gay · September 01, 2010

super clean/minimalist home http://www.archdaily.com/75063... #video

Jim Munro · September 01, 2010

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Carl Chandler · September 01, 2010

http://bit.ly/dhjtiD Someone buy this for me. Please. I&#39ll let you come over for a sleepover.

splyce design · August 31, 2010
up_today_arch · August 30, 2010

Clear plan, clear project, clear architecture...

sullka · August 30, 2010

Good to thing more info on this house, it caught my eye when I saw it a few months ago on The Plan magazine.

I like it, but at the same time I understand and to some level agree with the points raised by others, negative or not.

My main concern (for the lack of a better word) with the house are basically 2:

- The secondary bedrooms aren't properly designed, just put an imaginary trace paper atop of them and highlight the bathrooms, closets and circulation area, you'll end up with more of less 2/3 of the space occupied, leaving you with only 1/3 to furnish it. The main bedroom is dead on, though.

- I think there's too much "built" floor surface, at a times an unnecessary use of marble. The "Patio Ingles" could (should) have been grass for instance, and there's really no need to fill with marble the ground between the house and the pool. I understand the wanted emphasis in the square geometry, but I think it's too much, plus the edge of the pool already configures your geomerty, no need to actually "paint" a square.

A by product of the previous point is a highly reflective area, and I don't see any air conditioning used in the house (I might be wrong though) Just the shades won't be enough to keep the house cool during summer, with all that marble reflecting heat.

Still, beautiful house.

Natalia Gesto · August 30, 2010

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Paz Molinari · August 30, 2010

have a look! simply design http://www.archdaily.com/75063...

xirclebox · August 30, 2010

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Michael Baugus · August 30, 2010

Can&#39t wait to see it furnished- Atrium House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/ct0O1s

Mic · August 30, 2010

Granted it looks perfect, but it's also something that's perhaps more appropriate on the commercial front. I love minimalism and a certain degree of exposure (love many of the Japanese work), but this one is verging towards the uncomfortable for me.

Pristine design, but not my cup of tea

N!CK · August 30, 2010

Oh waw, een L-shaped, one story high, white villa, with pool and way too clean.
Some detail architecture tricks and it's ON.
No seriously, give it some warmer materials, a rough wooden floor would be totally different.

Aleksandra · August 30, 2010

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ben barren · August 30, 2010

I want to live in an infinity pool or an #AtriumHouse in Valencia, Spain by Nico Saieh http://bit.ly/bbjSJ6

Knut Eric Wingsch · August 30, 2010

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Adrienne Rewi · August 30, 2010

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carlos coronel · August 30, 2010
Brendan · August 30, 2010

The fake/contrived poses and acting of the people in the video are a great metaphor for the project itself: pretentious, full of itself, antiseptic, devoid of soul.

Mark Lueke · August 30, 2010

Minimalism at its finest: http://goo.gl/LBmC

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Albert · August 30, 2010

Pure art of architectural minimalism. Everything is perfect: balanced overall architectonic shape and site plan composition, beautiful and calm interior spaces, mirror plane of the pool, ideal details & finishes (oh, details! did you see the drawings - freaking amazing!), even photography (dramatic shots, fantastic light, those black human figures are perfect...) Did I say "perfect" again?
Yes it is perfect overall.
Maybe too perfect?
(But who cares about practicalities once we see a pure act of Art.)

Amit K. · August 30, 2010 12:00 PM

Ditto! Neat..Tough to keep it that way when one uses it, its though.. But that is minimalism for you.. I hope the client is minimalistic in lifestyle to sustain it..

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Peter Stupica · August 30, 2010

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amonle · August 30, 2010

Not quite my cup of tea, but beautifully executed!

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Paul East · August 30, 2010

http://bit.ly/97W9sw I have to start saving up... One day I _will_ build something like this. Then make it untidy!

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SofieJV · August 29, 2010

Wow. The elaboration is near perfection!

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Ross · August 29, 2010

Details...Thank you!

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viniruski · August 29, 2010

I like the hidden details eg. window frames & joints etc, and how light shelves, handrails are tastely hidden behind reveals and just disappear into the wall.

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Adam · August 29, 2010

Privacy is something you chose to have, not a prerequisite to achieve a house to the client's requirements. And it can also be obtained in many different ways. I liked the project. It's easy to like, though perhaps without great spiritual depth.

Jacob Winfield · August 29, 2010

stunning. i would here in a heart beat. http://bit.ly/cEzYYL

lab.sinthe · August 29, 2010

nice concept, bur there's no privacy.

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