fran silvestre arquitectos shapes balint house with elliptical forms fran silvestre arquitectos shapes balint house with elliptical forms
dec 18, 2014

fran silvestre arquitectos shapes balint house with elliptical forms

fran silvestre arquitectos shapes balint house with elliptical forms
photo by diego opazo
all images courtesy of fran silvestre arquitectos

 

 

 

in a suburban region of valencia, spanish practice fran silvestre arquitectos has designed an elegant family dwelling that takes a profoundly elliptical form. named ‘balint house’, the residence boasts a continuous sweeping facade that not only encloses the building, but also disguises the visual impact of the two-storey property. the dwelling is placed at the edge of the plot, leaving enough space for a crescent-shaped swimming pool and a large garden whose boundaries are blurred with planted vegetation.

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

 

 

 

living accommodation is articulated around a central void, which rises through the core of the structure, connecting the internal program. open plan space at ground floor level contains the home’s communal activities, with an expansive kitchen opening onto the pool-adjacent patio. above, a large master bedroom adjoins a roof terrace that overlooks the garden at the rear of the property, while two further bedrooms are housed at the front of the plan.

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

fran silvestre arquitectos balint house valencia spain designboom
photo by diego opazo

 

 


balint house by fran silvestre arquitectos
architectural film by alfonso calza

 

 

project info:

 

name: casa balint / balint house
location: bétera, valencia, spain
site area: 1,200 sqm (12,917 sqf)
built area: 772 sqm (8,310 sqf)

 

architecture: fran silvestre arquitectos
project team: fran silvestre (principal in charge), fran ayala (architect), ángel fito (architect), adrián mora (architect), jordi martínez (architect), maria masià (architect)
structural engineer: david gallardo (UPV)
building engineer: carlos garcía
interior design: alfaro hofmann
photography: diego opazo
art direction: adrián mora maroto
video: alfonso calza
collaborating companies: krion (porcelanosa), butech (porcelanosa), l’antic colonial (porcelanosa), shüco (dekovent)

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