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The project consists of the interior updating of an apartment in the center of the city of Valencia. We ordered the space looking for the continuity of the rooms, integrating the structural elements of the existing building within the divisions and the carpentry.
The plan is understood as three longitudinal bands that allow through ventilation. An area where you can work with generous natural lighting is incorporated into the main area of the house. A system of sliding carpentry allows incorporating or dividing the kitchen space from the living room depending on the situation. A gym, a water area, a fireplace, a terrace facing south over the treetops of Gran Vía (the healthy biophilia) and various facilities give the apartment a level of comfort that sometimes you do not want to leave.
The project Roca Views Ibiza has been published in issue 181 of GA Houses, the Japanese magazine that stars in its articles architectural projects from around the world with something unique to offer in design.
In the publication you can see photographs of the project with their respective plans and information.
Our projects Pati Blau and Casa del Silencio projects are finalists in the Habitat category for the IFI Design Distinction Awards.
A global design competition, IFI’s Design Distinction Awards (IFI DDA) recognize excellence in the design outcome of built projects and offer a quality peer-reviewed assessment of completed interiors from across the world.
Those recognized with an IFI DDA are leading the way in Interior Architecture/Design practice through their built work; contributing at the highest level to raising the bar of design innovation and excellence.
The Hofmann house has been published in the prestigious book Built to Inspire by Philip Jodidio. World-renowned architectural writer and critic delves into his selection of the Top Twenty-six of the most contemporary and current house designs from around the world, showcasing the most innovative and influential designs from Europe, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, South and Central America, India, and Asia. He provides an incisive analysis of the site-specific elements, key environmental factors of the landscape design, the use of spatial visualizations, light, sustainability, and materials, and other critical design features of each home.
The NIU N290 project is in the construction phase and is located in Valencia.
The N290 model has the most unique of the NIU homes, the rooms are organized and distributed around a central courtyard and have panoramas in all four directions. This single-story home is organized around a bright central courtyard. The spaces of the home are distributed around the courtyard and divided into four distinct areas that open in four different directions and maintain their complete independence.
This week took place, at the MArch Architecture and Design School, the workshop with Fran Silvestre Thinking by doing. We have been worked on the way of approaching the conception of a project. The initial phase of the architectural project is one of the most complex parts to undertake because of its level of abstraction, and it is also one of the most important of its development.
Each project is understood as a personal challenge with different variables (scale, conditioners, customers, use …) that determine the result of the work. At this point, it is necessary to know and use an effective working method.
Next Saturday October 23, a new edition of Open House Valencia 2021 will take place, an event that gives people the opportunity to get to know places related to Architecture and Design that are not usually open to visit.
On this occasion and again from the Espai Alfaro, we will participate by taking a tour of our studio, a NIU house located in the space, the Andreu Alfaro sculpture collection and the facilities where the postgraduate and Master programs in Architecture and Design MArch are developed. There will be two visits, at 12:00 and at 18:00, to sign up visit the official OHV website. We wait for you!
Enjoy the summer!
Prooject: House of Silence
Photography: Fernando Guerra
Fran Silvestre gave a conference on June 3rd, organized at the Auditorium of Casa Decor 2021 by the Italian brand BTicino, which gathered a select group of clients, architects, designers and interior designers to discuss about the search for efficiency and functionality in each project and space, as well as the role that technology will determine in the home of the future.
The meeting was also attended by the interior designer Diego Rodríguez and the researcher in design trends, Marisa Santamaría.
The project for a clinic in Belgrade seeks to create different atmospheres with the minimum number of elements, in this case, uniform and changing light surfaces that are arranged in some of the surfaces that shape the spaces.
The magazine for luxury lovers, Fuera de Serie from the Expansión group, has interviewed Fran Silvestre about the architecture and design of the studio’s projects in its latest printed edition, La gran primavera.
The German Design Award is the most important international award granted by the German Design Council, the main authority in the sector in the German country. The aim of the awards is “to discover, present and recognize innovative trends in the field of design in different categories”.
The WELL standard, based on 6 years of medical-scientific research, is the most widespread and prestigious international health and well-being standard in architecture. WELL projects are characterized by putting the human being at the center of their designs, resulting in built spaces that take care of people’s health in an integral way. The Well Villa, designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos and whose health and wellness consultancy has been carried out by Evalore, is the first project of its category to integrate the characteristics of this well-known standard.
You can read the article here.
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. The delicious bankruptcies of the plot are regularized with the servants of the facilities, a gymnasium and storage pieces, drawing the outline of a regular patio.
The house is located in front of the Mediterranean, in a place where an imposing dune protects the coast from storms. This starting point defines the configuration of the project. The house is materialized with two volumes arranged perpendicular to each other.
In order to have views of the sea, the program of uses of the house is inverted as opposed to the traditional scheme, the day area is arranged on the upper floor to be able to look over the top of the dune and uses the lower level roof as a belvedere.
From the entire team of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos we wish you
Our studio will participate one more year in the Open House Valencia architecture and city festival, opening the doors of our offices and showing a guided tour of Espai Alfaro, a place of artistic tradition, located near Valencia, where art, design and architecture converge. A 7,000m2 space that was born as a studio of the valencian sculptor Andreu Alfaro and now has the academic space MArch, the interior design studio Alfaro Hofmann, our architecture studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos or the Alfaro Hofmann Collection of industrial design, among other spaces.
Visiting hours will be on Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., you can sign up from here. You can also visit online two projects recently completed by our studio, Pati Blau and Topaz of Braye .
“Fran Silvestre’s architecture is a distillation of the Mediterranean landscape and way of life: open, white, bright and refined spaces. This concept that inspires to live outdoors and enjoy the mild Levant climate cannot find a better translation outside of mainland than in the design of pleasure boats. The sailboat in which they have intervened is a Turkish schooner of twenty meters in length and two masts.”
One of the most recent projects completed by the studio, Topaz of Braye, has been published by the well-known magazine Arquitectura y Diseño. You can read more about the news here or learn more about the project on our website and on our Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Pinterest. profiles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The house in Sotogrande designed by our studio, has been published in Arquitectura y Diseño, one of the most read magazines in the sector.
Located in front of the Sotogrande’s golf course, the house proposes to inhabit the shade generated between the ground floor plan and the roof. A large cantilever allows to stop the intense sun of Cádiz and to protect from the abundant rains of the area of the Sierra de Grazalema.
“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 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.