House of Sand by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

From the architects: The house is located in front of the Mediterranean, in a place where an imposing dune protects the coast from storms. This starting point defines the configuration of the project. The house is materialized with two volumes arranged perpendicular to each other.

House of Sand by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

In order to have views of the sea, the program of uses of the house is inverted as opposed to the traditional scheme, the day area is arranged on the upper floor to be able to look over the top of the dune and uses the lower level roof as a belvedere.

House of Sand by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The night area is located on the entry level, perpendicular to the sea. The circulation is arranged in the most public part of the plot open to the pool area, while the rooms open onto a beautiful garden consolidated with small species that existed in the place.

House of Sand by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The cantilever of the upper floor ends with a kind of cloister open to the sky that allows the main room to be illuminated from the south while maintaining privacy, and at the same time casts the necessary shade on the lower level. The staircase is drawn at the intersection of both volumes, marking the access point of the house.

Ultimately, two volumes adapted to enjoy the surrounding conditions, the views, the shade ... nothing more, nothing less.

House of Sand by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

ArchitectFran Silvestre Arquitectos
Location: Valencia, Spain
Year: 2020
Area: 313 sqm
Principal in Charge: Fran Silvestre, María Masià, Fran Ayala
Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
Collaborating Architect: Ricardo Candela, Pablo Camarasa, Estefanía Soriano, Sandra Insa, Rubén March, Jose Manuel Arnao, Rosa Juanes, Gemma Aparicio, Ángel Pérez, Andrea Baldo, Carlos Lucas, Miguel Massa, Paloma Feng, Marta Soler, Gino Brollo, Angelo Brollo, Bruno Mespulet, Javi Herrero, Alba Gonzalez, Tatiana Villarroel, Sevak Asatrián, Edu Sancho
Collaborating Engineer: Jorge Puig
Industrial Designer: Alicia Simón
Building Engineer: Enrique Alario
Photography: Diego Opazo

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The house is located in front of the Mediterranean, in a place where an imposing dune protects the coast from storms. This starting point defines the configuration of the project. The house is materialized with two volumes arranged perpendicular to each other...

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