two interlocking, rectangular volumes form the geometrical ‘breeze house’, a completed residential project by spanish firm fran silvestre arquitectos. located in castellón of the valencia region, the stark white dwelling is occupied by a couple who have decided to return home to the mediterranean.

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain
all images © diego opazo / video © alfonso calza            

 

 

a striking contrast between the blue sky and the white volume is created. fran silvestre approached the design by reinterpreting the classic villa typology seen from the last century with links to similar builds seen in the coastal area ‘breeze house’ is sited. the result is a modern villa coated with white coated MDF panels and plasterwork; the contemporary material palette is pared down to little decorative detailing. elements such as a similar latticework that constitute the fences, to having the porches elevated above the street level are some subtle nods to the local architecture.

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

 

 

the house is configured with two volumes that intersect and join into one entity. in this way the scale of the porch deflects direct sunlight and retains privacy, while maintaining a view of the garden. same as the exterior, the house inside is finished all in white. everything has been constructed to fit with the contemporary aesthetic portrayed throughout. on the back wall of the living room,the storage and entry is hidden from view and visualizes as one single, flush wall. a single door pushes open to reveal a staircase that leads up to the flat roof and terrace facing the nearby ocean.

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

fran silvestre intersects two volumes to form breeze house in spain

 

 

project info:

 

 

architecture: fran silvestre arquitectos
interior design: alfaro hofmann

 

project team:
fran silvestre, ángel fito, maría masià, fran ayala, estefanía soriano, pablo camarasa
sandra insa, santi dueña i, ricardo candela, david sastre, sevak asatrián, álvaro olivares
eduardo sancho, esther sanchis, vicente picó, ruben march, jose manuel arnao
rosa juanes, gemma aparicio, giuseppe felici, luiz eduardo lupatini, silvia bonet, carmen martí
structural engineer: josep ramon solé
building engineer: carlos garcía
marketing & communication: sandra insa
contractor: construcciones hugo pérez
location: castellón
site area: 427.83 sqm
built area: 123.46  sqm

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