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In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Fran Silvestre, Jordi Martínez, María José Sáez
  • Collaborator Architect

    Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito
  • Area

    95803.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Diego Opazo Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos © Diego Opazo + 22

  • Collaborator

    Maria Masià, Adrián Mora, Carlos Gallardo
  • Structural Engineer

    David Gallardo
  • Project Manager

    Orencio Peña (Serconex)
  • Building Engineer

    Zacarias Gonzalez (Serconex)
  • Interior Design

    Alfaro Hofmann
In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

A consolidated landscape surrounded by gardens with big trees within the metropolis of Madrid is the fortunate starting point of this house.

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

The piece, of metallic and horizontal nature, produces the effect of having just one storey. With its proportions and materiality it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment.

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

The scale of the house is moderated through the understanding of the day area as a base emerging from the same natural stone which paves part of the plot. The night zone is placed on it and focuses the view to the north and south while protecting itself from the eyes of the neighbours and generating shaded terraces in which to enjoy the exterior.

Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The substantially square plan is designed to unite the program in a compact way. The staircase and central inner atrium distribute the rooms, establishing a functional hierarchy in which all spaces open up to the garden.

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Cite: Daniel Sánchez. "In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos" 23 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/450726/aluminum-house-fran-silvestre-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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