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News | Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

New project in Ibiza | Roca Llisa House

Can we build on this hillside by depositing a single piece? To answer this question, the project is drawn as a very thin plate, 9 centimeters thick, which is folded respecting the unevenness and the regulations.
More info soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin y Pinterest profiles.

Under construction | House in Sotogrande

The project, which is in the planning and foundation phase, is located opposite 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.

More info soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin y Pinterest profiles.

Presentation event | NIU Houses

Tomorrow, Thursday, July 1st, the NIU Houses team together with Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, will present the NIU project, in which you will be able to visit a scale house as well as an exhibition of all the types of homes, interiors and finishes , and in addition the website.

The purpose of the NIU project is to innovate construction systems to increase precision in the materialization of architecture. Deadlines and costs that remain fixed and an architecture that improves the quality of human environments, making them more sustainable and healthy.

New project finished | Àtic Blanc

Located in the center of Valencia, the project seeks to reinterpret the approach of this type of housing, recovering the potential of disused roofs. We like to think that each building takes away an open space from the city and gives it back on the roof.

More info soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin y Pinterest profiles.

Lecture | Casa Decor 2021

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.

New project | Dragic Clinic in Belgrade

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.

More info soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin y Pinterest profiles.

New project finished | NIU N70

In this series of houses the starting point is a combination of extruded spaces in which the open parts are the ones that are glazed. A way of proceeding investigated in some works by Jacobsen or Souto de Moura. The work process begins with the use of aluminum profiles to make the models, a system that generates an infinite number of combinations. This work produces a kind of chalk laboratory where the limits are very clear.

New project | House in Florida

The project, which consists of two twin houses that open onto the Sarasota Bay, seeks views of the landscape through two cantilevers that extend over the volume of its ground floors: one in the longitudinal direction and the other in the transverse direction. One of the closest references of the project is the movement of modern architecture that was generated in the mid-20th century in the area known as Sarasota School of Architecture or Sarasota Modern.

Winners | IF Design Awards

Our project for Colección inHAUS By Fran Silvestre has been selected as winner for the iF Design Awards in the Professional Architecture Concept category.

The iF Design Awards are one of the most important international design awards. For the 2021 edition, more than 10,000 projects have been presented from 52 countries around the world.

New project | House in Costa Dorada

The project solves the program of a single-family house located on the Costa Dorada in Spain. Due to the position of the plot, the architecture is slightly skewed to seek the best views over the sea.

More info soon on our website and on our FacebookInstagramLinkedin y Pinterest profiles.

Winner | German Design Awards 2021

Our project Pati Blau has been selected as winner in the Excellent Architecture category at the prestigious German Design Awards 2021.

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”.

Finalists | IF Design Awards

Our project for Colección inHAUS By has been included as a finalist in the prestigious iF Design Awards in the Professional Architecture Concept category. The organization will announce the winners at the end of March.

The iF Design Awards are one of the most important international design awards. For the 2021 edition, more than 10,000 projects have been presented from 52 countries around the world.

Publications | Architectural Digest

Our project Well Villa located at PGA Catalunya Resort has been published in the prestigious AD magazine for being the first in Europe to apply the Well standards in a single-family house.

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.

New project finished | House of sand

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.

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

Lecture | Designwire

Next Monday, December 21, Fran Silvestre will give a Master Class for the Chinese platform Designwire.

Designwire, supports and enhances the development of young architects, driving the interior design industry forward. The platform highlights Chinese interior design works to the world while showcasing international masterpieces to China and they are searching for excellent projects to be published in their website and Wechat account, which is going to be published in English and Chinese, covering 5 million monthly page views and 20,000 post views.

Lecture | Universidad Católica de Colombia

Next Friday, November 27th at 3:00 p.m. (Spain) and 9:00 a.m. (Colombia), the architect and studio member Pablo Camarasa will give an online lecture about the work and the most relevant projects of our studio for the Design faculty and Architecture Program of the Catholic University of Colombia.

To attend the online lecture, send us an email to media@fransilvestrearquitectos.com

Publications | Las Provincias

Las Provincias newspaper in its edition of Sunday, November 15th, shows the projects that from the Fran Silvestre Arquitectos studio, we are developing in different locations in China. Large-scale projects are included, such as the 165,000-square-meter residential complex in Qingdao, as well as small-scale projects, such as the intervention of interior design of all a plant of 600 square meters in the SoHo building in Beijing designed by Zaha Hadid.

Interview | Desfici Magazine for World Design Capital Valencia 2022

Desfici Magazine together with the organization of World Design Capital Valencia 2022 have interviewed Fran Silvestre to learn about one of the latest projects completed by the studio, Topaz of Braye. This project has consisted of completely redesigning a 20-meter long Turkish schooner that was originally owned by a renowned British musical promoter and which is located in the Marina of Valencia.

In addition to this project, other very interesting topics were also discussed in the interview, such as the Eólica Tower, the collaboration with InHaus to carry out the design of industrialized houses or the status of current projects in China. You can read the interview here.

New project finished | House of Silence

The project consists of making a musician’s studio coexist with his home. It is located in a residential area near Valencia, where neighboring houses are very close to each other. It is decided to generate a semi-buried volume on the ground floor that configures the recording studio. A concrete enclosure, within another concrete enclosure, with highly studied acoustics.

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

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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