ramon esteve embeds monolithic quarry house into hillside in valencia
 
ramon esteve embeds monolithic quarry house into hillside in valencia
feb 24, 2016

ramon esteve embeds monolithic quarry house into hillside in valencia

ramon esteve embeds monolithic quarry house into hillside in valencia
all images courtesy of ramon esteve estudio

 

 

 

ramon esteve estudio has shared ‘quarry house’ – a large hillside property in valencia, spain that is currently under construction. made up of structural planes and large masses, esteve wanted to convey a tectonic character which metaphorically links to its unique context. white concrete with few columns will be used throughout and interrupted by a central staircase of backlit yellow onyx.

ramon-esteve-quarry-house-designboom-02
the layout of the house comprises of a set of overlapping volumes

 

 

 

the spatial layout presents a series of overlapping boxes enclosed by its natural landscape. the upper level, designed as a fluid space forms a generous terrace and the pool which visualizes as an extension of the interior. a recurrent theme of eliminating boundaries is illustrated by the fully glass front façade that frames the panoramic view of the sea. ‘by opening views to the front, the house of the quarry achieves a feeling of lightness and transparency, thus becoming a quiet place and linking with the horizon.’

ramon-esteve-quarry-house-designboom-02
the architect wanted to portray a tectonic character to the building which metaphorically links to its unique context

ramon-esteve-quarry-house-designboom-02
a glass front façade without columns frames the panoramic view of the sea

ramon-esteve-quarry-house-designboom-02

ramon-esteve-quarry-house-designboom-02

ramon-esteve-quarry-house-designboom-02
in situ white concrete is pierced by a central staircase of yellow onyx

ramon-esteve-quarry-house-designboom-02
the scheme is currently under construction

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
507,100 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine