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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Creates “a House on Air, Walking on Water”

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An almost Renaissance-like sweetness pervades the sensibility of the minimalist architect Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

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Gorgeous pure space.

(Here’s another pleasingly minimal pure space from this architect.)

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Beginning with “an abrupt plot of land overlooking the sea,” he decides “what is best is to do nothing, constructing a house on air, walking on water…”

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To minimize the earthworks, the house soars over its rocky landscape.

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Only the parking area behind the house and the swimming pool below are on two narrow stretches of flattened land.

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The back of the house is rooted in bedrock.

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From the garage, the house is entered at the high point where it meets the steep cliff.

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Bathrooms are anchored into the cliff wall along the back of the house.

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The front of the house calmly regards the vast ocean vista.

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The swimming pool becomes a quiet cove on the cliff across from the mountain’s craggy peak.

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A cliff top platform is sheltered and sunny.

All the reinforced concrete is covered with a white lime plaster.

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White predominates inside as well.

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The audacious engineering of the structure gives the house a nonchalant air.

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Across from the gigantic mysteries of nature, the majestic space under the house is punctuated by the simplest hole in the wall letting in the sky.

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Because the house is narrow, it makes a walking view available from the kitchen in back…

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…which has to be the most minimal kitchen ever!

These cabinets open up to reveal the stove etc.

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The square window at the far end of the great room is that single iconic window that is seen above the stairs to the pool.

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What seemed to be a huge cube is just a facade.

A frame for the sky.

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One comment so far to “Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Creates “a House on Air, Walking on Water””
  1. john Says:

    Sterile. More than Steve Job's Yacht; this could have been based upon that boat.

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