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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

ALUMINUM HOUSE in MADRID, Spain by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

 
December 22nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos 

A consolidated landscape surrounded by gardens with big trees within the metropolis of Madrid is the fortunate starting point of this house.

The piece, of metallic and horizontal nature, produces the effect of having just one storey. With its proportions and materiality it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment.

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Project: ALUMINUM HOUSE
  • Location: MADRID, Spain
  • Photography: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Diego Opazo
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: David Gallardo | UPV
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Orencio Peña (Serconex)
  • BUILDING ENGINEER: Zacarias Gonzalez (Serconex)
  • INTERIOR DESIGN: ALFARO HOFMANN
  • SITE AREA: 1770,00 m2
  • BUILT AREA: 958,03 m2
  • COST (P.E.M.): 3.400.000 euros
  • COLLABORATORS: Maria Masià | Architect, Adrián Mora | Architect,  Carlos Gallardo | Architect

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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.

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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.

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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