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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Spain Architecture News - Oct 25, 2021 - 09:57   2625 views

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Valencia-based architecture firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has designed a home comprised of thin and folded plates on a hillside of Ibiza, Spain

Called Roca Views Ibiza, the house is situated a sloped hill with three folded volumes that become a single piece. While each volume functions for a different program, the house is extended onto the hill to expand the mesmerizing views.

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

"Can we build on this hillside by depositing a single piece?," asked Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. 

"To answer this question, the project is drawn as a very thin plate, 9 centimeters thick, which is folded respecting the unevenness and the regulations."

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

The descending part of the house make up garage, day area, pool and night area configure the descending sequence of the housing program. 

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Front and side views are enhanced, understanding the space as a mechanism that captures the surrounding landscape, as a shady place from which to enjoy Ibiza.

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

The house is made of very thin plate reaching 9 centimeters thick only. For this reason, while the walls become the ceiling of the house, the aim of the project is to provide a unity in single layer as well as providing a structural stability. 

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designs Roca Views Ibiza home with thin folded plates on a hillside


Project facts

Project name: Roca Views Ibiza

Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Location: Ibiza, Spain 

Project team: 

Fran Silvestre | Principal in Charge

María Masià | Principal in Charge

Estefanía Soriano | Principal in Charge

Sevak Asatrián | Principal in Charge

Jose Manuel Arnao | Principal in Charge

Miguel Massa | Principal in Charge

Ángel Pérez | Principal in Charge

Ángelo Brollo | Principal in Charge

Interior design: Alfaro Hofmann

All images courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

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