fran silvestre arranges atrium house around external courtyard
dec 06, 2013
fran silvestre arranges atrium house around external courtyard


fran silvestre arranges atrium house around external courtyard
photo by fernando alda
all images courtesy of fran silvestre arquitectos

 

 

 

located in a residential area of valencia, spain, ‘atrium house’ has been designed to offer an expansive sense of scale and light. completed by local practice fran silvestre arquitectos, the dwelling is centered around a sheltered and private external courtyard which serves as a fluid extension of the home’s living quarters.

 

 


the dwelling offers an expansive sense of space
photo by fernando alda

 

 

 

the structure is clad with large amounts of glazing providing a direct and constant relationship between internal and external space. inside the the L-shaped building, rooms overlook a pool which reflects and emphasizes the elegant proportions of the house. the design also utilizes the gradient of the surrounding landscape to allow natural light to enter into the lower level of the property.

 

 


large amounts of glazing provide a constant dialogue between internal and external space
photo by fernando alda

 

 


a pool reflects the elegant proportions of the house
photo by fernando alda

 

 


photos by fernando alda

 

 


internal volumes are filled with natural light
photo by fernando alda

 

 


the scheme uses the gradient of the surrounding landscape to bring light into the lower level of the property
photo by fernando alda

 

 


the external courtyard serves as an extension of the home’s living quarters
photo by fernando alda

 

 


casa del atrio / atrium house by fran silvestre arquitectos
video courtesy of fran silvestre arquitectos

 

full article here

 

project info:

 

location: valencia, spain                
project team: fran silvestre (principal in charge), maría josé sáez (principal in charge), jose v. miguel (collaborator architect), ángel ruíz (collaborator architect)
site area: 1,150 sqm
built area: 782.85 sqm
atrium area: 340 sqm

 

structural engineer: david gallardo (upv)
building engineer: carlos garcía
interior design: alfaro hofmann
photography: fernando alda
marketing & communication: adrián mora (architect)
contractor: coarco

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