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Under construction | Water mirror house

The relaxing power of a sheet of water when it is silhouetted against the sea is fascinating. A world of colors, reflections and textures appears in constant change that produces an enigmatic attraction. Sometimes this effect acquires a dimension that makes the rest of the elements that constitute a project are dispensable or accessory. Focused on this issue we begin the proposal to build a living space from which to contemplate a spectacular environment.

The place is located in Calpe and is delimited by four landscaping elements of great strength. To the north the rock of Ifach, to the east the Mediterranean Sea, to the south the Mascarat and to the west there is a distant view of the Sierra de Olta.

More info about this project in our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Lecture | Cátedra Jorge Montes 2020

Next Thursday, August 27, at 17:00 in Spain and 09:00 in Guatemala, there will be a conference by Fran Silvestre for the Cátedra Jorge Montes 2020, where they will talk about Designing from the utopian to making it tangible.

The Cátedra Jorge Montes is an event held by students of Architecture and Interior Specialty of the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Universidad del Istmo. In each edition, contact is created with national and international figures of great importance in the field of architecture and design, and an exchange of experiences is carried out between students from the different universities of Guatemala, Central America, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Japan.

Lecture | ConArq2020 in Argentina

Today, Saturday, August 15, the lecture of Fran Silvestre for ConArq2020 will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Spain and at 2:00 p.m. in Argentina.

ConArq is the first National Architecture Congress organized by students from Argentina. It arises from the concern to listen and propose architecture among the different Faculties of the country, with the aim of strengthening their education and making significant contributions to the exercise of the discipline, fundamentally to build a space for debate.

This year it will be online and you can be part of it on YouTube. You can sign up here. We will wait for you!

New project | House of the Sun

A place located in the city of Marbella, on a plot of great slope and at an elevated level that provides fantastic views. We propose to embrace with a circle a space open to the sky and the horizon, and simultaneously protected from the gaze of others and the powerful winds of the area. The upper level rooms open in a controlled way towards specific landmarks of the landscape, while the public area enjoys the relationship with the main and open space.

You can find more information about this project soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Publications | Arquitectura y Diseño

“A great prefab house designed by a great Spanish architect.”

Our design for the new models that the Valencian modular house company InHaus will offer to its future clients, has been published in the magazine Arquitectura y Diseño.

You can find the article here and know more about this project soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedinand Pinterest profiles.

New project finished | Àtic Blanc

New finished project: Àtic Blanc. Located in the center of the city, the typology of this kind of house is reinterpreted. Looking for the feeling of being in an isolated house, the terrace is understood as a patio open to the sky and from which to contemplate the city of Valencia.

More information coming soon on our FacebookInstagramLinkedinand Pinterest profiles.

Publications | Minimalissimo

One of the recent projects completed by the studio, Pati Blau, has been published in Minimalissimo, a print and digital magazine focused on minimalism in design that shows some of the best examples in architecture, interiors, furniture and home furnishings.

You can see the publication here and find out more details about the project on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest. profiles.

New project finished | House of Silence

House of Silence. The project seeks to respond to a house and a studio for a musician.

The working area is partially buried in the lower part, responding to the acoustic needs. The upper floor is designed closed to the immediate environment due to the proximity to the next houses and projecting a kind of courtyards open to the large gardens in the surroundings.

Pati Blau | Architizer

Pati Blau, one of the studio’s recent completed projects, has been chosen by the Architizer platform as project of the week.

Architizer is one of the platforms in the architecture sector with the most influence on social networks. You can see the post here and know more about the project on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Publications | Architectural Digest

“This two-floor apartment in the Alicante town, Altea, could be perfectly defined as a blank canvas. After its refurbishment, in the interior prevail the neutral colors, the first-class materials such as Carrara marble, and an obsession with organization that borders on perfection.”

One of our recent completed projects, Penthouse in Costa Blanca, has been published in the well-known Architectural Digest magazine. In the publication you can find, the images of the project and a detailed description of it made by the magazine. You can see the full article here.

New project finished | Pati Blau

It was in the Muslim era when the so-called farmhouses were concentrating the population of the Ribera Alta, although some of these settlements had an Iberian origin. Over time these population centers have become places connected to the big city in a simple way and with an enviable quality of life. With all the good that the proximity of a large city offers and all the advantages of living connected to the territory and its culture. The project emerges as an interpretation of this typology.

You will find more information about this project soon in our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Winners | German Design Awards

The project Kouros Tower 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.

New project | Can Ras, Mallorca

Made to disappear. This is how the concept for this house on the island of Mallorca is presented, a few meters from the shore of the Mediterranean sea.

The house is made up of a set of pieces that move in one direction, offering exterior spaces as patios between the various volumes that contain the different interior uses. Thus, with this movement, a volume is fragmented into small parts, giving each of them a unique character and their own autonomy.

You can find more information about this project by our studio of architects in Mallorca in our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Live on Instagram | Arquitectura y Diseño

The Wednesday April 8, Fran Silvestre spoke about what means, from the point of view of our studio, The Efficient Beauty. It took place on the Instagram account of the magazine Arquitectura y Diseño where, in addition, he was able to answer questions and deal with very interesting topics.

You can watch it on the Architecture and Design social networks or on our YouTube channel clicking here.

Publications | designboom

The latest project released by our studio, Compluvium house, has been published in the prestigious international magazine designboom .

Based in Milan, Beijing and New York, designboom is a web magazine with more than 3 million readers and a great impact on social networks, publishing daily the latest news in the fields of industrial design, architecture and art internationally. It was the first web magazine to focus on these fields and it features interviews and firsthand studio visits of renowned designers and architects, in addition to coverage of international design fairs and new projects.

You can read the full article of Compluvium house here.

New project | Compluvium house

The Greeks, as well as the Etruscans and the Romans used compluvium in aristocratic dwellings to lead rainwater to the impluvium. This opening, which was made in the center of the domus, was initially used to vent the smoke from the fires made in the homes. Over time, this aperture kept growing in proportion favoring the lighting, the ventilation of the rooms and the collection of water that was carried out in the impluvium.

We like to think of this house located in the center of Madrid as an interpretation of this element, which also grants privacy to the house from neighboring buildings.

You can find more information about this project soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Collaboration | Refurbishment in Los Remedios, Seville

Our studio has recently collaborated with YUNESTORTOLERO Architects for a refurbishment project located in the Los Remedios neighborhood, Seville.

The project seeks to respond to the program with as few partitions as possible to accentuate the sensation of amplitude. A linear piece organizes the space and activates the areas through which you get inside, hiding the unnecessary for the enjoyment of life.

You can know more about the project here.

Publications | GA Houses

Our project House in Rio de Janeiro has been published at japanese magazine GA Houses 169 issue, together with other ongoing residential projects from offices like Aires Mateus, Ryue Nishizawa, Kengo Kuma or SouFujimoto.

Alongside with it, it could be seen until June 7th at Tokyo GA Gallery an exhibition where published projects will be shown.

Photoshooting | New project

Recently, has taken place the photoshooting of the last project finished by our studio. For photography we have the collaboration of Diego Opazo and for the video, with the filmmaker Jesús Orrico.

You can find more information about this project soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Lecture | SALT Galata, Istanbul

Next Wednesday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m., we will give a conference in Istanbul about the work of the studio and the most relevant projects. The event will take place in the emblematic SALT Galata building, a center for performances, exhibitions and cultural activities that marks the city’s contemporary artistic life and is located in the former headquarters of the Ottoman National Bank.

The architectural event is organized by Arkitera, the most relevant digital platform of the sector in the country with the collaboration of Kalebodur, one of the most important construction materials companies in the country.

Lecture | FISTA20

Next March 5 at 3:00 p.m., the FISTA20 event will take place at the Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitetura do Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, where Fran Silvestre will give a lecture about the work and the most important projects of the studio.

The “Forum of Iscte School of Technology and Architecture” is an annual event that takes place thanks to the will and dedication of the students of the School of Technology and Architecture to bring the world of business to university. You can know more about the event here.

Jury | Seventh edition of Arquia/próxima

Fran Silvestre has been selected as jury for the seventh edition of Arquia / próxima that will be with the theme ‘Turning point: Radical positions for a world in change’, discussing about today’s conflicts, inequalities and disasters that brings the globalized world to a state of collapse.

Arquia / próxima is the cultural program of the Arquia Foundation that offers support to Spanish architects in the first ten years of professional experience, with the aim to disseminate, promote and enhance their achievements and their values as professionals.

New project finished | Dental Clinic

Located in the center of the city, the project arises to give response to a new clinic whose values are based on an extremely personalized treatment to the client. The layout of the building, which dates from the beginning of the last century, conditioned the distribution.

You can find more information about this project soon on our website and on our Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Architectural Record | Lecture

Our colleague Rosa Juanes, talked about contemporary designs with natural stone through the project of the studio Hofmann House, for the well-known American magazine Architectural Record.

Architectural Record is a magazine located in Manhattan that is dedicated to architecture and interior design. It is number #1 source for news in the sector and info on sustainability, houses, projects and architectural products, and also architect continuing education.

Happy New Year | Best wishes

Best wishes for the New Year
Els millors desitjos per a l’any vinent
Die besten architekten wünsche für das neue jahr
新年快乐
Tanti auguri di buon anno
新年のご多幸を祈る
Os melhores desejos para o ano novo
Les meilleurs architectes voeux pour la nouvelle annéeSzczęśliwego nowego roku
Τισ καλυτερεσ ευχεσ μου για το νεο ετοσ

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New project finished | Penthouse in Costa Blanca

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.

You can find more information about this project soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profiles.

Winners | German Design Awards

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.

Publications | 100 Houses: Nature and Nurture

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.

Monograph | Scenarios for life

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.

New project | House in Benahavís

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.

You can find more information about this project in our website or in our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest profile.

Publications | DETAIL’ 20

The  Hofmann house  project has been published in DETAIL’ 20, a recognized professional and international annual magazine of architecture and construction details produced by the editors of IW Magazine in Taiwan.

The magazine focuses the article on explaining what the project consists with pictures and plans. Only available in physical format.

Interview | Archilovers

Archilovers, one of the most relevant online platforms in the architecture sector with great impact on social networks, has published a special dedicated to Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

Our initiative aims at “peeking behind the curtain” of our Architectural firm by asking to answer 10 simple questionsand give the readers an inside look of the studio.

You can read the interview here.

Under construction | MDK headquarters

The project consists in the construction of the headquarters for Mondraker, a company dedicated to the manufacture of competition mountain bikes. Located in an industrial park and surrounded by orthogonal edification, the building seeks to break away from the adjacent geometry and encloses itself, with a circular plan hollowed out by a central courtyard. Two vaults pierce the geometry allowing the access to the building, and creating a sort of central atrium which can be used, due to its form, to generate events and exhibitions. This geometry separates the building from its surrounding, reinforcing the corporative identity of the company and improving the quality of the open space in the plot.

You can find more information about this project in our web, or in our Facebook, InstagramLinkedin and Twitter profile.

Monograph | La belleza eficaz

The second monograph of our studio, La belleza eficaz, has been sold out and a new edition is now available. The monograph is produced in Italy by the publishing house Casa Editrice Libria, within the Arianuova collection, an Italian publishing house specialized in architectural books that is characterized by a careful design that values the essence of the projects through a simple graphic design and direct, all this collected in a small format that converts each of its publications into an unique book.

The publisher has also published monographs of international architecture studios such as Barozzi Veiga, Bak Gordon, Tatiana Bilbao, Alberto Campo Baeza, Claus in Kaan, Steven Holl, Ensemble Estudio, Livio Vacchini or Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

You can find the book here.

Nominated | Hofmann house

The Hofmann house has been nominated for the ARCHMARATHON international architecture and design awards in its 2020 edition, held in Milan.

From September 25 to 27, our studio will be in Verona to present the project at the world event MARMOMACC, leader for the natural stone industry.

Congratulations | Valencia World Design Capital 2022

Congratulations! Valencia will be the World Capital of Design in 2022.

From our studio, we want to thank the entire commission and all the people who have made possible that in 2022, our city will be a reference in the map in terms of design worldwide. We are proud to have been part of this candidacy through a conference about our project Torre Eólica for the Technical Committee of the World Design Organization.

Interview | Inmag

Inmag, the inHAUS magazine, has recently published an interview of Fran Silvestre, dealing with aspects related to Fran Silvestre Arquitectos’ style, the working methods, the innovation in the projects and his personal opinion about the future of architecture.

You can read more about the interview here.

Interview | Inhaus magazine

“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.

Conference | Valencia Capital of Design 2022

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.

Publications | Archdaily

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.

Selected Juror | Archiproducts Design Awards

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.”

Publications | Plataforma Arquitectura

“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 | Finalist for World Design Capital 2022

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.

Publications | Esquire

“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.

New project | Alzheimer’s treatment center

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.

More info about this soon in our Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Publications | ArchDaily

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.

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