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Pure Space from Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has engineered the sublimely minimal, and deceptively spacious Casa del Atrio (atrium house) in Spain.

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The architect’s brief was to create the sense of unlimited space within the urban environment of the city of Valencia.  To achieve this, the architect created an narrow L-Shaped house and sited it on the edge of the lot.

Reflected in this window is the perimeter wall at the farthest end of the piazza left open.

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The L-shaped sliver runs along just two sides of its perimeter, allowing for the longest possible views across the open piazza it creates.

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Along one side, a long lap pool runs the entire length of the courtyard.

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The L-shape means that at the back, the bedrooms look out across an abreviated space bounded by the perimeter wall, that would be claustrophobic by itself.

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But it has been designed with a full length planter along the south edge, so a row of trees are framed against the sky, give bedrooms an abundant uninterrupted space.

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On the other side, the bedroom is behind a privacy wall, so a more public rest area faces the pool in the piazza.

The narrow L-shape creates rooms narrow enough for natural light to reach in from both sides.

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The architects have made an unusual choice, aligning the building along the south perimeter, but in this hot climate – it means the piazza can be viewed without glare.

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From the neighbours’ point of view, only an oblique sculptural white boundary wall is seen.

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Filtered light from the near perimeter walled edge of the lot illuminate the extremely minimalist kitchen.

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Walls have been finished in crisp white throughout. A phase-changing glass that darkens is used for privacy in rooms facing the courtyard.

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In this creation of vast spaces, with sublime proportions and immaculate detailing, Fran Silvestre Aquitectos are well on their way to becoming masters of modernism.

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Even the finely finished parking area boasts the most scrupulous minimalism.

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Stairs to the parking connect at the central angle of the house.

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The purest peaceful stairs connect the partially underground parking.

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Here in a skylight lit atrium, abundant storage keeps clutter to minimum, creating the desired sense of limitless space immediately upon homecoming.

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3 Comments so far to “Pure Space from Fran Silvestre Arquitectos”
  1. Hector Martinez Says:

    It is necessary to show the pictures to see the quality of the project.

  2. Hector Martinez Says:

    Corretion..drawing insted pictures.

  3. Sam Says:

    I love a contemporary home, but this is a bit too lifeless for me. I like to have at least a bit of organic intervention, but then it does have a pool I suppose.

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