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Moderator | VII arquia Festival / next 2020

This week, within the Arquia Próxima Forum will be the seventh edition of the Arquia Festival. In it, a series of debates will be held that will deal with architecture and the new challenges. Also, the projects carried out by the selected emerging studies will be presented.

On Thursday September 22, Fran Silvestre will act as moderator in a round table of the VII Festival arquia / next 2020. All the presentations, tables and debates will also be broadcast live and Streaming on the YouTube channel of the Arquia Foundation.

Architecture Visit | Open House Valencia 2020

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 .

Jury | Exposición Arquitectura Reciente de Valencia 2017-2019

Fran Silvestre has recently been selected as a jury by direct choice of the participants for the vote of the Exposición Arquitectura Reciente de Valencia 2017-2018-2019, organized by the Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Valencia. Ana Ábalos Ramos, Israel Alba Ramis, Ivan Cabrera i Fausto and Inés García Clariana have also participated as members of the jury, as well as the members of the CTAV Governing Board: Marina Sender Contell (President), Isabel Navarro Camallonga (Treasurer) and Carlos Salazar Fraile (Vocal of Culture).

The purpose of this is to publicize the professional quality of the latest projects carried out in the province of Valencia, through an exhibition and a catalog.

Publications | Arquitectura y diseño

“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 FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest. profiles.

Monograph presentation | Aires Mateus Architecture 2003-2020

Next Thursday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m., the presentation of the Aires Mateus monograph: Architecture 2003-2020 edited by TC Cuadernos will take place in the IVAM, Valencia.

During the presentation, there will be a colloquium between Manuel Aires Mateus and Fran Silvestre about different aspects of the work of the Portuguese studio.

New project finished | Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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.

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

Exhibition | Alfaro a Xàtiva: Diàleg amb la història

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.

Photoshooting | House of Silence

Recently, the photoshooting of one of the latest projects finished by our studio took place: House of Silence. For photography we had the collaboration of Fernando Guerra.

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

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!

Nominated | German Design Awards

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.

Photoshooting | Topaz of Braye

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.

You can find more information about this project soon on our website and on our Facebook, InstagramLinkedin 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nominated | Building of the Year 2020 by ArchDaily

The platform of architecture ArchDaily has nominated two projects of our studio for the ArchDaily Building of the year 2020, Penthouse in Costa Blanca in the Interior Architecture category and The fourth room in the Housing category.

You can find more information about these projects in the Interior Design section of our website and in our FacebookInstagramLinkedin and Pinterest.profiles.

New project | House in Río de Janeiro

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.

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.

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 | Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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