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Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

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    • Collaborators

      Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito, Adrián Mora, Jordi Martínez , Maria Masià
    • Structure

      David Gallardo | UPV
    • Technical Architect

      Carlos García
    • Interior Design

      Alfaro Hofmann
    • Art direction

      Adrián Mora Maroto
    • Construction

      Construcciones Alabort
    • Ground surface

      1200,00 m2
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    Text description provided by the architects. A privileged place within a golf course near to Valencia is the starting point of this project.

    © Diego Opazo
    © Diego Opazo

    The proposal is drawn with elliptical traces which contain the program and maximize the possibilities of local urban law by minimizing the volumetric impact on the site. Thus, a piece with a continuous façade that seems to lodge only one floor is set on the site. The aerodynamic visuals of it guide the eye towards the deepness of the neighbouring landscape.

    © Diego Opazo
    © Diego Opazo

    The volume is placed leaving as much free surface as possible towards the southern edge of the plot for it to be used as a garden, while the lateral limits are blurred with vegetation. The other elements that compose the urbanization resemble the curved nature of the place's topography.


    The inner space of the house is articulated through a central void which contains communications. Service spaces, installations and the kitchen are used to orthogonalize the curved trace of the lower floor, which opens to the garden. The upper floor with the rooms and the underground, opened to the patio, provide the house with more bounded spaces.

    © Diego Opazo
    © Diego Opazo

    Four concrete supports on the lower floor hold the arched roof, from which the room's floor hangs. This structure is covered by a monolithic, ventilated façade, which is realized with a Solid Surface with a simple curve that doesn't require thermoforming to adapt to the geometry of the piece. The rest of materials used in the construction range from white to black, covering all scales of grey.

    © Diego Opazo
    © Diego Opazo

    Other explanations can be superposed to this description, as the carpet of light which transforms the inside of the house as the hours go by.

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