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House on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 4 October, 2010
House on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
House on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ayora, Spain
  • Architects

    Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Project Architects

    Fran Silvestre , Mª José Sáez
  • Project Team

    Pedro Vicente López López, José Ángel Ruíz Millo, José Vicente Miguel López, Fernando Usó Martín, Javier Cardós Elena
  • Interior Design

    Alfaro Hofmann
  • Area

    477.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The building is located in a landscape of unique beauty, the result of a natural and evident growth. The mountain, topped by a castle, is covered by a blanket housing through a system of aggregation by simple juxtaposition of pieces generated fragmented target tissue that adapts to the topography.

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." 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.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

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.

© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
Cite: "House on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos" 04 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/80155/house-on-the-castle-mountainside-fran-silvestre-arquitectos/>
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Niccolo Machiavelli · October 24, 2011

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Gerardo Martinez · August 27, 2011

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Gisela Schmoll · August 22, 2011

Love the house, but the written description is horrible! It's completely unintelligible.

Boughton Butler · May 13, 2011

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Aleksaner · February 16, 2011

Nice White Architecture
Siza live in our heart

Fran Silvestre Arq · January 21, 2011

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Zoheir Ayad · January 02, 2011

Chapeau !!!

Tom McAviney · December 31, 2010

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Marcus Wefelshütten · December 21, 2010

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Lucas HANTZ · October 26, 2010

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Jesper Robinell · October 24, 2010

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Angel Ruiz · October 21, 2010

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Craig · October 12, 2010

This is a great design with very beautiful lines and surface transitions. The way it receives light is very reminiscent of a cave, appropriate given the topographical context.

Glauco Tonon · October 08, 2010

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Fran Silvestre Arq · October 06, 2010

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Fran Silvestre Arq · October 06, 2010

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Michael Baugus · October 06, 2010

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Gosia Kung, AIA · October 05, 2010

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Shkan · October 05, 2010

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ben barren · October 05, 2010

I could totally grok living in #HouseOnTheCastleMountainside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos esp in Ayora Valencia, Spain http://bit.ly/aXcq0x

marcobarbier · October 05, 2010

wonderful. Really inspiring.

Wasan · October 05, 2010

love at first sign <3

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Ramon Cardona · October 05, 2010

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architect · October 05, 2010

i sense Siza inspiration on this one.

anyway, i think it ended up very good in this context, though it's not that creative if you think/look at current's architectural practices.

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Nicholas Patten · October 05, 2010

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up_today_arch · October 05, 2010

This one is realy may be coll origami house... made looks like perfect paper model...

Mohamed El Shahed · October 05, 2010

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Tha · October 05, 2010
Nils Mattisson · October 04, 2010

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max · October 04, 2010

neh...

nothing special.

h_n_s · October 04, 2010

like a crystal emerging out of rock

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Aarón On · October 04, 2010

this is an example when the geometry development is generative, the base of the living process, and generate an holistic product, like an organism. nice work!

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Andrew · October 04, 2010

My furniture wouldn't work at all in this house.

h.a. · October 04, 2010 06:35 PM

is that actually a critic?

I think it is incredibly sharp and well designed as a space or volume in relation to light and landscape.

Not sure about how liveable it is, but may be the case that the pictures were taken before the house was ocupied. It is really amazing how this kind of houses improve when they are full of everyday life objects. For example the turegano house by Alberto Campo Baeza, which I visited, is fantastic now with all the paintings, books, etc

luca · October 04, 2010

this house just left me speechless........

FELIPE GOES · October 04, 2010 08:37 PM

GREAT HOUSE !!!

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