Located on a hillside near the Itanhangá golf course in Rio de Janeiro, the house is composed of two volumes that are jointly deposited on the ground.Each of these elements rests on a band that supports it, deposited on each other they liberate the corner which facilitates the construction making the minimum possible earth movement and characterizing the building.
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The project consists in the refurbishment of a penthouse located in the Costa Blanca of the Mediterranean Sea. Boosting the views of the Bay of Altea becomes the most important element of this proposal.
The project Hofmann house has been declared as winner of the prestigious German Design Awards in the category Excellent Architecture.
German Design Awards are the official design awards in Germany granted by the Ministry of Economy and Technology of the country and it focuses on the outstanding achievements in the different fields of design. The German Design Award identifies and presents unique design trend.
The project Hofmann house has been published in the book 100 Houses: Nature and Nurture, edited b Images Publishing, one of the world’s leading publishers of architecture and design volumes. It specializes in lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed books that showcase leading and emerging architects and designers internationally.
This edition pulls together an exceedingly diverse collection of 100 of the best contemporary houses from across the globe, each showcasing new and recent cutting-edge residential designs by some of the world’s leading architects and designers with full-color photographs that help underline the sensitivity of today’s design practitioners to the natural environment, as well as the care and attention paid to interior design.
The second edition of the monograph of our studio, Scenaries for Life, edited by TC Cuadernos, is now available after the first one is sold out.
The monograph compiles in 224 pages the most significant works made by our studio from its foundation until 2018.
The main works such the House of the cliff, the Balint House or the House between the pine forest, developed with plans for the first time in this volume. The interior design, the rehabilitation and the big scale works are also included.
The house located in a privileged environment, arises from its implementation in the place. A plot with a steep slope that descends to the east and main views that open out to the south.
With this starting point the house is deposited in the upper level, supported by a single element arranged perpendicularly to the mountain.
“From Valencia – Spain, we share our conversation with who we consider someone important in contemporary architecture, a character who does not look at success as a goal but as a path, a man who personifies the concept of visionary.”
Inhaus magazine has traveled from Puerto Cayo in Ecuador to Spain to learn about the most avant-garde architecture and design studies in the country and has interviewed Fran Silvestre, highlighting projects such as the Cliff House, the Balint House and the Hofmann House.
Next Tuesday, July 30, Fran Silvestre will give a lecture about the project Torre Eólica for the Technical Committee of the World Design Organization.
The committee and the local members of the candidacy will visit Valencia to learn about its relationship with the design, history, architecture, social and sustainability projects and the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This visit will be important to decide if Valencia deserves to be the World Capital of Design in 2022 and its report will be decisive.
ArchDaily, the architects’ main source for tools, information and inspiration and the most visited platform in the sector worldwide, has published a text of the latest monograph focused on the work of our studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.
The platform includes the introductory text prepared by Paolo de Marco Types of white for the AMAG monograph. You can find it here.
The Awards celebrating the excellence in Design are back and one more year, Fran Silvestre will be among the professionals of the industry that form the selected juror in this new edition of the Archiproducts Design Awards.
“Design tells a story that will never cease to astound and amaze: that of brands and Designers which, together, gamble on an idea and start a path made of experimentation and research for improving the way we live and inhabit a space. It’s the magic of the project, the collaborations between brands and Designers combining forces, resources and talent to give shape to a forward-thinking idea.”
“The first thing one might notice about the houses and other projects of Fran Silvestre and his studio is their particular atmosphere of extravagantly understated elegance and luxury, which is as recognizable in its own right as the work of, say, John Lautner or John Pawson. […]”
The Hispanic version of ArchDaily, Plataforma Arquitectura, located in the top 10 of the most influential blogs in the world spreading the best of the international architecture, has recently published the article by the critic David Cohn, Solid and Void. The publication consists of an extensive reflection of the work of our studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.
You can read the full article here.
Valencia World Design Capital 2022 Valencia is one of the finalist cities to be the World Capital of Design 2022. The World Design Capital is a city promotion project sponsored by the International Council of Industrial of Socities of Industrial Design to recognize and award accomplishments made by cities around the world in the field of design.
For this reason, the organizing committee will visit this Friday July 5, the Espai Alfaro, where our studio is located.
“An international studio with projects around the world, something unthinkable fifteen years ago, when his professional career began.”
Our studio has been published in Esquire, a magazine that every month is the meeting point of the best writers, photographers, stylists and all those who best represent the man of the XXI century, feeding his social conversation with his prescriptive power, his journalistic rigor and an iconic design.
The project Alzheimer’s treatment center arises from a double commitment, to respond to a very specific needs program and, on the other hand, to the coexistence with pre-existence.
It’s projected an articulated building on two levels, on the ground floor, the most public spaces are linked with the landscaped courtyard and with the current building, allowing a fluid relationship between both. On the upper floor, a closed patio is generated in order to provide privacy and a control of the lighting of the most private spaces, such as the multisensory stimulation room or the administration rooms of the center.
The Hofmann house as one of the 80 best houses in the world in 2018 according to the ArchDaily magazine.
With more than 4000 different projects published during 2018, the magazine has decided to end the year with a selection of 80 houses where the architectural design, materials and construction innovation or challenging topography stand out. A selection that highlights the most exciting moments of this year for the architecture.
Read the article here.