ALT arquitectura: alvnat house in madrid
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mar 16, 2013
ALT arquitectura: alvnat house in madrid


‘alvnat house’ by ALT arquitectura, madrid, spain
image © angel luis tendero / ALT arquitectura
all images courtesy of ALT arquitectura

 

 

the ‘alvnat house’ in madrid is a private residence for a high-class chef with a kitchen acting as focal point of the continuous space. spanish practice
ALT arquitectura have chosen to pursue the ethos over the rationalism of space. a mix of fragmented geometries and expressive textures create
an unmistakable mood within the home, emphasized by a playful negotiation of light and shadow, shape and texture. the footprint consists of a regular
rectangular footprint making a large continuous and linear space. to break its monotony, an angular wall defines the southern facade creating what are
deamed as ‘mini-architectures’ – individual unique spaces in the same volume – carried through in section with triangulated platforms like a man-made
topography. the parallel roof beams add another layer of linear rhythms brought to life with their rugged profile supporting natural dark steel sheets
enclosing the canopy. black metal plates also define the straight back wall that transition into the reflective kitchen components taking center stage in
the residence. the rooms are pushed to either end to hide the staircases from the main living space. wrapped in warm hickory planks, the private functions
provide an abrupt contrast to the dark reflective colors of the former areas. exterior metal-framed polygons project over the concrete patio into an opposing
barrier of thick vegetation that will creep its way to the residence creating a natural green canopy.

 

 

 


image © angel luis tendero

 

 


various openings along the angular facade
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


yard view
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


(left) man-made topography echoed in the cantilevering roof elements
(right) pool
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


hard exterior of natural metal textures
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


faceted floor plane
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


kitchen located on a plinth
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


kitchen area commanding a large space
image © angel luis tendero


 


continuous space with intruding angles making the homogenous nature more dynamic
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


living area
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


living room flows into the kitchen space
image © angel luis tendero


 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


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‘alvnat house’ by alt arquitectura, madrid, spain
image © angel luis tendero

 

 


concept sketch

 

 


perspective of exterior/interior threshold

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