The project consists of completely redesigning a sailboat. This is a 20-meter long Turkish schooner that was originally owned by a renowned British music promoter. It has two masts slightly inclined towards the stern. This type of boat was used for fishing and as a cargo ship, but later they were also used in regattas. The first one carried out in 1851 was won by the schooner America that today gives its name to the famous competition.
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Next Friday, September 18th at 8 p.m., in the old convent of San Doménec in Xàtiva, will take place the inaguration of the exhibition Alfaro a Xàtiva: Diàleg amb la història, where some of the most recognized works by the Valencian artist will be distributed in the most representative enclaves of the historic center of the city, seeking to establish a dialogue between architecture of past eras with a minimalist sculpture. The rotundity of the Gothic or the sobriety of the Renaissance, interspersed with the simplicity and slenderness of sculptures such as The Fountain, the Laocoonte or the Goethe sitting in the countryside of Rome.
The exhibition will be curated by Fran Silvestre and Pablo Camarasa and will run from September to December.
The project Pati Blau has been nominated by the German Design Awards. The project proposal consists of designing a building that aspires to have the ability to go through time and not become obsolete, adapting to physical conditions and making the most of them in order to present the situation in an innovative way.
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.
Recently, the photoshooting of one of the latest interior design projects finished by our studio took place: Topaz of Braye. For photography and the video we had the collaboration of Jesús Orrico.
“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.
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.
Our architecture studio has been in charge of designing some of the new models that the Valencian modular houses company will offer to its future clients worldwide.
With this initiative, the modular architecture has managed to bring together designers and industry, resulting in architectures that combine the best design, high energy efficiency, perfection in finishes and a turnkey integral service with price and deadline.
You can find more information here.
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.
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.
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.
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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 on the cliff has been published recently in the book Houses: Extraordinary Living by the renowned publisher Phaidon.
The book explores the world’s most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century and it also celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of the house as never before, from modernist icons to feats of technological, material, and spatial innovation in the 21st century.
You can find the book here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.