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Aluminium House’s dramatic cantilever produces one-storey effect designed by Fran Silvestre
Spain Architecture News - Jun 20, 2016 - 17:31 11458 views
A very dramatic cantilever of Aluminium House in Madrid's landscape creates 'one-storey' effect, combining with surrounded gardens and big trees within the metropolis of Madrid. The surrounding landscape was the starting point of design approach for Fran Silvestre, founder and design director of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Valencia. Fran Silvestre's buildings always try to combine local materiality with natural environment through innovative, simplistic, pure but elegance design forms, which brings new formal identities in relation to different contexts.
Aluminium House is a two-storey residential building that is opened up to landscape and green mountains of the city with full transparency, elegancy, sensitivity and minimalist demeanour. Fran Silvestre's recently completed building is shaped by metallic and horizontal nature by using local materials on the facade. With its proportions and materiality it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment.
The scale of the house is moderated through the understanding of the day area as a base emerging from the same natural stone which paves part of the plot. The night zone is placed on it and focuses the view to the north and south while protecting itself from the eyes of the neighbours and generating shaded terraces in which to enjoy the exterior.
The substantially square plan is designed to unite the program in a compact way. The staircase and central inner atrium distribute the rooms, establishing a functional hierarchy in which all spaces open up to the garden.
Architecture: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
Fran Silvestre: Principal in Charge
Team: Jordi Martínez, Fran Ayala, María Masià, María José Sáez, Ángel Fito, Adrian Mora, Estefanía Soriano, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Santi Dueña, Ricardo Candela, David Sastre, Sevak Asatrián, Álvaro Olivares, Paloma Márquez, Mercedes Calderón, Eduardo Sancho, Esther Sanchís, Vicente Picó, Erika Angulo, Alba Monfort, Ruben March.
Structural Engineer: David Gallardo | UPV
Project manager: Orencio Peña (Serconex)
Building engineer: Zacarias Gonzalez (Serconex)
Site area: 1770,00 m2
Built area: 958,03 m2
Toilet | Suspended, Link. (Flaminia)
Sink faucet, bidet, shower | Lounge, PAN+. (Zuchetti)
Toilet tank| Project Line, Geberit
Bathtubs: Biblio. (Antonio Lupi)
Lighting: Linear fluorescent fixture| Cofer, Vital Esdras
Climate control: Underfloor heating, Air Conditioning
Interior | White marble Arabescato
Exterior | White granite
Interior | Plaster
MDF paneling painted white RAL 9003
Bathrooms and kitchen| Betacryl
Exterior | Iron brushed aluminum and white granite
False ceilings | Smooth plasterboard plates
Paints | Walls and ceilings | Matte plastic paint RAL 9003
Interior: Doors and cabinets DM white lacquer RAL 9003
Windows frame: Aluminum frames Less Frame | Vicent Torres
Kitchen: Kitchen furniture Modelo Matrix (Varenna), Betacryl countertop/Granite Alisandro
Outdoor Furniture: Modular sofa, table, and armchairs | Blau de Gandía Blasco designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Lift: Ascensores FAIN
Video: Alfonso Calza
All images © Diego Opazo (Construction), Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Models)