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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 | 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.

In house of Fran Silvestre & Vicent Molins | Lifestyle of Porcelanosa

Last April 15th, a live discussion between Fran Silvestre and Vicent Molins took place on the Porcelanosa Lifestyle instagram profile, to talk about the future of Valencia, how the paradigm of living in houses will change after now and a comparison with other moments in history, as well as what considerations will be taken in the world of design.

Porcelanosa Lifestyle is the interior design magazine with ideas to create and enjoy the most up-to-date spaces for all those interested in interior design, design, avant-garde architecture and new trends. You can see the live video here.

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.

Conversation | Diálogos en corrección

Next February 27 at 18:45 will take place at the Galería Punto a commented visit between Fran Silvestre and Amparo Tormo about the individual exhibition of the last works of the sculptor. During the visit, both will talk about the search of perfection and how you can approach the synthesis of the form, where you can compare the work processes between sculpture and architecture.

The event will have limited places, so please confirm attendance. You can know more about the exhibition here.

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.

Jury | III International contest inHAUS LAB “Design your modular house”

Fran Silvestre will participate as part of the jury in the third edition of the contest “inHAUS LAB “Design your modular house”. The international competition aims to promote new ways of doing architecture among students and recent graduates from all architecture colleges and other related disciplines, rewarding those who stand out for their creativity in the search for new modular housing solutions.

This edition, for the third consecutive year, will select the best projects that will become part of the Catalog of Housing Models of Casas inHAUS and will also give to 5 different types of prizes.

More information about the contest here.

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.

Monograph presentation | AMAG

Next Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m., there will take place the presentation of the latest monograph of the projects of our studio published by the portuguese magazine A.MAG International Architecture Technical Magazine in the Espai Alfaro, Carrer Fusters, 13, 46110 Godella, Valencia.

In the presentation we will be able to witness  a colloquium between Fran Silvestre and Andrés Alfaro Hofmann, moderated by the journalist Vicent Molins and where we can hear about different aspects of the creative process carried out by the studio of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

The magazine A.MAG has previously made other monographs for studios with international recognition such as Aires Mateus or Barozzi Veiga.

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.

Publications | EME magazine from EL MUNDO

The Hofmann house has been published in EME, the magazine that, together with the newspaper EL MUNDO, emerges as a great showcase for trends, style, art and beauty. The magazine is committed to interior design and everything related to furniture, decoration, technology, motor or urbanism
which is in the crosshairs of the capitals of the world.

You can find the article in the following link or the paper version in your nearest kiosk.

Publications | Minimalissimo

Our project The fourth room has been published in Minimalissimo, a magazine that aims to inspire creatives and showcase the finest examples of art, architecture, fashion, furniture, and product design.

In this project, the day area is distributed as a single space that takes advantage of the three orientations of the house. Through the three openings the space changes as the day progresses, with sunlight. You can know more about this project in our website, or in our InstagramLinkedInTwitter or YouTube.

New project | House in Sotogrande

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.

Deep inside there is a wooden body that gives privacy to the rooms and provides the desired warmth. Thus, four limits appear: the plane, the shadow, the glass that allows the interior to be climatized, and finally, the wood one.

More info about this in the projects section in our website and in our InstagramFacebook and Pinterest.

Nominated | German Design Awards

The Kouros tower project 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.

White houses for Philip Jodidio | House on the cliff

The prestigious architectural critic Philip Jodidio has included the house on the cliff in the book White Houses for the architectural specialist editorial Thames and Hudson.

This survey presents the most striking, innovative and unusual white houses by contemporary architects spanning the globe from Asia to the Americas, showcasing inspirational residential projects by established and emerging talents

You can find the book here.

Monograph | AMAG International Architecture Technical Magazine

The editorial AMAG has recently presented a monograph about the most relevant projects of our studio of architecture and design.

With a highly conceptual approach, AMAG International Architecture Technical Magazine is an international publisher that carefully conceives, edits and designs publications and complementary services on architecture, design and contemporary art. You can find the book here.

New project finished | Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

New project finished in our studio of architecture and design. The project has as a starting point, an open block of multi-family housing north of Valencia. From the highest part of the building, the house has privileged views of the city.

The house is structured through a space that organizes all the uses of the house, which serves as access, storage, distributor, an extension of the room …. the fourth room, a new space that allows you to live the spaces in a different way. You can see the project here.

Conference | Superior Technical School of Architecture of Sevilla

Next Thursday, May 16th at 1:30 pm, Fran Silvestre will give a lecture about the work and the projects of our studio in the Felix Pozo Classroom of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Sevilla, located on Av. de la Reina Mercedes, 2, 41012 Sevilla.

The intervention is framed, according to the university, in the theme “Experienced”, which shows the work of architectural studies of relevance and extensive national and international trajectory that have already achieved sufficient recognition of their work in the form of awards. We wait for you!

Conference | Beijing

Our team, Fran Silvestre and David Sastre will give a conference in Beijing next Monday, May 6th, to present the projects that we are carrying out in the Chinese territory with the promoter Hengsheng , located in Hong Kong.

The event will be developed in one of our projects practically completed, a Showroom of artificial intelligence in the city of Beijing, located in the Soho Galaxy of the architect Zaha Hadid.

Exhibitions | OPEN HOUSE VALENCIA

Open House Valencia is the main annual appointment of Valencia with the world of architecture. It is an initiative of AEPU, the European Association of Urban Landscape and it aims to reflect on the architecture and design of citizen spaces. It is a project that Valencia will host for the first time this year 2019.

For this reason, the May 3rd and 4th, our studio will open the doors of our project Wine Shop Vegamar Selection, located at Calle Colón 37, Valencia. In addition to knowing this project, we will have an exhibition of our models and other projects of the studio.

You can see a video here.

Interview | Cadena Ser

“This will be the new sustainable emblem of Valencia.” Fran Silvestre was interviewed a few days ago by Radio Valencia, the leading station of the Valencian Community that broadcasts its programming of the Cadena Ser. The interview deals with the details and the operation of the project of our studio “Torre Eólica”.

You can listen the interview here.

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 here.

New project | Coimbra-Steinman

The house is located in the upper part of a field of a golf course with distant views towards the city of Lisbon.

The project arises in this case from the site. A topography that descends smoothly, a place where it can be built on a longitudinal surface with a triangular geometry. The wishes of their future owners also intervene, a house open to the landscape and simultaneously a more private space in which to enjoy the outdoors.

Awards | ArchDaily Building of the Year 2019

The Hofmann house as one of the five best houses in the world for ArchDaily, the most prestigious diffusion platform in the world within the architecture sector that offers inspiration, tools and knowledge to the 13.6 million architects who visit it and use it every month from 232 countries of the world.

The March 4th, ArchDaily said the names of the five finalist projects by category for the 2019 Building and the Hofmann house was the only Spanish project finalist in the category “Houses”.

Publications | Robb Report

“In the old Spanish fishing village of Calpe in Alicante Fran Silvestre Arquitectos created a modernist stunner. Overlooking the Mediterranean, the firm built “House on the cliff” to give the sensation of floating on air, with the main floor jutting out from the mountainside.”

Our house on the cliff has been publicated in Robb Report, the leading magazine in the global luxury market and the brand trusted by successful people from all over the world to be interested in quality, exclusivity, heritage, taste and design.

Congress | Seville City of Design

Next Thursday March 7th, Sevak Asatrián, member of our studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, will give a workshop called “Make to think” in the seventh edition of the congress “Seville City of Design” (SCD).

The “Make to think” workshop will consist of the conceptual design of a product through a creative technique based on the systematization through the use of aluminum profiles of different sizes and proportions, focusing on a global conceptualization of the object, in its functional capacity and its aesthetic character. Definitely, an exercise that will materialize ideas designed by hand to be manufactured in series.

New project finished | The blue garden

The project consists of updating a house with 400 square meters of living and 400 square meters of terrace space in the heart of the city, with a characteristic distribution of the valencian expansion district. This type of building with a high depth of block and central patios determines the possible layout, which responds to the functional requirements of the inhabitants of the house. The intervention aims to understand the small central courtyards as an opportunity to introduce light and the sky into the centre of the house.

More info about this soon in the projects section in our website and in our Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Visits | Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) | Delft University of Technology

Our studio received last Friday, February 8th the visit of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Delft University of Technology of the Netherlands with the aim of knowing our studio.

The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), also “AA School of Architecture” is the oldest independent architecture school in the United Kingdom and attracts students every year from more than fifty countries around the world. The Delft University of Technology, “TUDelft”, is one of the most important higher education centers in Netherlands and one of the most prestigious technical universities in Europe and around the world.

Interview | Archdaily

“Architecture will change completely in the next 10-20 years. The conception of what architecture is will completely change. What we do nowadays will be old-fashioned in the future. The relationship between the landscape, environment and the technology will change our vision that we are not citizens and we are Argonauts and we will need to optimize where we are.”

The architectural platform ArchDaily, has made public an interview where the architect and researcher Can Ziyal discuss the work of Fran Silvestre, his concerns about contemporary architectural education, and the hopes for the future of the field.

Read the interview here

New project | Kouros tower

The objective of the proposal is to design a building that aspires to have the ability to go through time and not become obsolete, adapting to the physical conditions and making the most of them in order to present the situation in an innovative way.

The building is configured as a Kouros that guards the access to the city. In the composition of its facade, the building shows the passage of time and as if it were different strata, the heights that have defined the different types of the city are shown.

More info about this soon in the projects section and in our InstagramFacebook 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.

Best wishes for the New Year

Los mejores deseos para el año nuevo
Els millors desitjos per a l’any vinent
Die besten 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 voeux pour la nouvelle annéeSzczęśliwego nowego roku
Τισ καλυτερεσ ευχεσ μου για το νεο ετοσ

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Publications | GA HOUSES

Our recent finished project the  Hofmann House, has been published in the number 161 of GA Houses, a Japanese magazine that focuses its publications on architectural projects around the world with something unique to offer in the design. The publication shows pictures of the house and their respective plans and information.

In addition, there have also been pictures of the Hofmann House exhibited at the GA Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Conference | Inovdesign 2018

Next December 19th at 10:30, our studio will give a conference for the Inovdesign 2018 initiative in Oporto, Portugal.

The”Inovdesign” project, promoted by the Serralves Foundation, aims to increase the awareness and capacity for the adoption of innovative models of development and design.Through several initiatives, it aims to highlight the importance of design in the economy and the added value of its insertion in companies, mainly in differentiation factors such as marketing, brands and innovative business models.

More information soon in our Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest profile.

Ends the exhibition ALFAROSIZA. Ideas encontradas

After being extended two additional months, December 4th was the last day to visit the exhibition ALFAROSIZA. Ideas encontradas at Espai Alfaro.

The sample, which has been present since May, has been structured based on the comparison and relation between the different disciplines of these two artists, expressed through their respective works in the field of drawing, the relation between the sculpture of Andreu Alfaro and the architecture of Álvaro Siza, or the creative works of both in the field of sculpture. To close the exhibition, Espai Alfaro had the honor of having the presence of the portuguese architect, Álvaro Siza.

Conference | Trienal BANG 2018

Next December 7th at 10pm, our architect and team member Pablo Camarasa will present the work of our architecture studio at a conference for the latest edition of the Trienal BANG 2018, in Braga, Portugal.

The Trienal BANG is an important event of an artistic and cultural nature in the fields of architecture and design, which seeks to promote the creation of contact networks, the exchange of knowledge and the enrichment and consolidation of the professional career of those works which are considered as a references for the new generations.

More info about this event in Trienal Bang and in our Instagram, Facebook o Pinterest profile.

New project | Torre Eólica

“An engraved tower devoted to the wind.” The infrastructure designed years ago by our study of architecture in collaboration with the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Intituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE)  has already the financial backing to be carried out by the investment manager Net de Gerrers, founded by the Valencian Eduard Navarro. The project will be ubicated in la Marina de Valencia and it will combine architecture with engineering and technology.

The structure will have 170 meters of height and a thousand vertical axis wind mills, behind a ventilated facade that will allow the production of electrical energy. It will also have photovoltaic panels.

More information about this project soon in our profile of InstagramFacebook or Pinterest

Global Excellence Awards 2018 | AI Magazine

Our studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos have been selected as the Most Outstanding for Residential Architecture and Design 2018 in Spain.

Since 2010, AI Magazine‘s awards have been highlighting the amazing work done by those firms and individuals whose ceaseless dedication to innovation, customer care and the continued growth and improvement of their businesses has seen them forge ahead of their competitors and raise the bar for performance and results in their industry.

New project finished | OAV offices

A glance over this place shows us a C-shaped space, which fits the proposed program.

It is a small office dedicated to customer service. The rectangular floor plan, to which the communication core of the residential building in which it is located is subtracted, distributes the space in a large corridor attached to the dividing wall and two rooms.

More information about this project on our Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest account and also in our web in projects.

Presentation of La belleza eficaz | Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The 17th of October at 7.30 pm in the courtyard of el Colegio Territorial de Arquitectos de Valencia, was the presentation of the book La belleza efizaz, the second monograph of the Valencian studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, edited by Arianuova. This edition includes some of the most outstanding projects of the Valencian study and is the responsibility of the professor of the Università degli Studi di Palermo and architect Antonino Margagliotta, with the collaboration in the coordination of the architect Paolo de Marco, both of them were at the presentation table together with the architect Fran Silvestre.

The book is already available in Ibs.it , Mondadoristore.it y Lafeltrinelli.it .

Exhibition of Andreu Alfaro | Alfaro. Laboratory of sculptural forms

Next Thursday, October 4th, la Sede de la Fundación Bancaja will inaugurate the retrospective exhibition of Andreu Alfaro: Alfaro. Laboratory of sculptural forms. The exhibition includes a selection of experimental models and sketches, made by the sculptor with his own hands and with fragile materials such as a study and preparation of the works.
The exhibition can be visited from October 4th, 2018 to February 3rd, 2019. The schedule will be from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 9 pm and on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm.

More information in the page of Andreu Alfaro. 

AlfaroSiza | Valencia Disseny Week

Next 18th, 19th and 20th September from 11 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. especially for the Valencia Disseny Week, it will take place in the Espai Alfaro, guided tours to know the 7,000 m2 of artistic tradition, where art, design and architecture converge. There, the works of Andreu Alfaro and the Pritzker Prize winning architect, Álvaro Siza, converge.

Advance booking: 601 109 365

Selected XIV BEAU | Pioneros del diseño

The book “Pioneros del Diseño” has been selected at the XIV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in the category “Books”.

“Pioneros del Diseño” seeks to explore the figure of the industrial designer going back to the
origins, proposing a route through the different movements and learning institutions where they were developed and consolidated, until the creative freedom of the first American industrial designers.

More information

New video | FLAT

Link to video.

Whitewashing, Enjalbegar in spanish, many languages ​​have verbs that describe the action of lime painting the architectures to clean and embellish them. In this case it is about updating an apartment with a characteristic distribution of the Valencian expansion district. This type of buildings with a high depth of block and a small central courtyard determines the possible distributions. We approach this work in a systematic way, but here the action of whitewashing goes beyond the treatment of surfaces.

The new technical systems are integrated, the thermal and acoustic conditions are improved, the windows are changed, the necessary insulation is installed … The structure disappears between the divisions, inside the furniture to achieve the pleasant sensation of spatial continuity. Indirect linear lighting is integrated into the ceilings, the electrical boxes disappear in the cabinets … All the precise elements are designed with the same integration criteria, making them present only when they are necessary. The purification of constructive “accidents” maximizes spatial amplitude, facilitates cleaning and perhaps also life.

The program with two rooms makes the distribution simple. The bedrooms open to the block´s patio, the living room looks out over the main avenue, in the intermediate zone the distributor is transformed into a storage area and kitchen with a double circulation. Two filters materialized in sliding doors allow the apartment to function in several ways integrating the entrance space into the living room, dining room or kitchen depending on the desires of the user or the circumstances.

The project seeks to facilitate everyday life and promote a calm and awake perception of everything that happens in the inhabited space.

Link to the project

Finalists XIV BEAU | A Chair for Capdell

“A Chair” designed for Capdell has been finalist in the XIV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism in the cathegory “product design”. The award ceremony was held last week in the city of Santander. The itinerant exhibition, which has as its motto “Más habitar en la arquitectura, más humanizar la ciudad”,  can be visited at the Jardines de Pereda until August 19th. Later, the exhibition will be held in other cities.

More information

New project | Fababu House

A plot with steep slopes and rocky terrain are the starting point to plan the project.

The building emerges from the terrain forming three volumes that blend together, adapting to the topography of the place.

The hollows of the different pieces are born from the edges of each of the volumes interlacing one another and generating a system of holes that allows solving all the windows of the project.

This system produces shadows that give depth to the façade, making it possible to perceive from the exterior a mass, compact element, as if it were a rock, and from the inside the geometry of the holes and the terraces of each one of them. it helps to maximize the vision of the environment, but always without having visuals between the different rooms.

In turn, at the lowest level of the plot, the pool is located as a volume that emerges from the rock. At the top, at street level, the garage where the access to the plot is located is located.

On the access floor the main spaces of the house are housed: living room, dining room, kitchen, toilet, master bedroom and bathroom. Below, accompanying the topography are the rest of uses that the program required, which allows direct connection with the outside, with the pool and the pine forest that surrounds the plot.

Publication in Archilovers

Publication in Architizer

Opening of ALFARO SIZA exhibition

The Espai Alfaro will open its doors on Thursday 24 May at 7 pm for the opening of the exhibition ALFAROSIZA. It collects and exhibits for the first time works on different surfaces and mediums, belonging to different artistic fields, of these two great artists. The incursions of one and the other in sculpture, drawing and architecture, and the undeniable and striking relationship between their creations, are the great attraction.

Media such as Las Provincias, La Vanguardia or Valencia Plaza, have echoed the news.

Place: Espai Alfaro

Conference | Kansas City

Fran Silvestre will give a conference on April 26th in Kansas City, USA, where he will talk about the creative process of the studio Fran Silvestre Architects. The Valencian architect is currently a visiting professor at the Kansas State University, through the Victor L. Regnier Chair.

According to architecture critic and journalist David Cohn, “The designs transform the particulars of each building into simple schemes of expansive spatial relations, using a formal vocabulary of abstract lines, planes and, in certain cases, simple curves, in a rather Miesian idealization of Modernism. Silvestre’s works comprise a series of repetitions and variations on these spatial themes, which in their chronological development trace his growth as an architect, the expanding reach of his formal investigations, and the impact of adapting this formal repertoire to new problems and larger programs. […]  His art, for all its abstraction, is more about the problem at hand, and how to create a setting for daily life that lifts us out of the ordinary, and towards a more complete and awakened sensual engagement with our surroundings”. Fran Silvestre will reveal the most important values of the architecture firm and the methods used by the studio to achieve such innovative projects.

The conference will take place at the ‘Nelson Atkins Museum’, designed by renowned American architect Steven Holl. This is a free event, although tickets are required and can be purchased through the museum’s website.

Winners | Macrocomplex competition

The proposal is conceived as a system of aggregation, controlling its volume impact in the area and giving place to surprising spaces. This system is based on the Mat-Building, understood as a potentially infinite interior space which incorporates in its genetic matrix the idea of growth, diminution and change.
This way, the project starts from a basic form, made by the intersection of a circle and a square. This form keeps aggregating to itself, putting together an itinerary that allows the user to move around the different parts of the centre in a controlled manner, and once the route is over, to go back to the ground floor where the warehouse is located, to proceed to check-out.

You can read more about the project through the following publications:

Periódico El Mundo

Valencia Plaza

New project | 1905 Office building

There is a distinct pleasure in restoring an old object. Let’s take for instance an old flexo, one of those that were used in the drawing tables of the technical offices. First, to understand it, disassemble it with care, clean the rusted parts, repaint it, chrome the elements that require so, replace the old cable with one that resists the new voltage and do the same with the lamp holder and the switch, search in unexpected places for a new coil to replace a damaged one. Intervening only where is necessary provides the object with a new life, thus displaying itself, a hundred years later, ready, as newly manufactured.
The same attitude was assumed in this building, which dates from 1905 and is a sample of the Valencian architecture of the early twentieth century. Located in the first expansion district of the city a, it was designed by the architect Antonio Martorell, considered as one of the most distinguished architects of his time. The objective was to transform the headquarters of a historic Valencian company that sought to renovate its facilities in order to adequate them to the technological changes experienced in recent years. The building was initially conceived as a residential building, although it was used as the headquarters of this company from the beginning.

Best wishes for the new year

Los mejores deseos para el año nuevo

Els millors desitjos per a l’any vinent

Die besten 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 voeux pour la nouvelle année

Szczęśliwego nowego roku

Τισ καλυτερεσ ευχεσ μου για το νεο ετοσ

Monograph presentation | TC Cuadernos

Next Thursday December 21st at 7.30 PM in Petra The Stone Atelier will be held the presentation of the last monograph of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Scenaries for life 2005-2017, a publication edited by TC Cuadernos that will be accompanied by an exhibition of models and projects of the studio. A very special event, with several projections, which we hope you can be part of.

Please, confirm attendance to: media@fransilvestrearquitectos.com

Publications | Experimenta Magazine

ARV offices project has been recently published at Experimenta Magazine 75th issue. The article “ARV Offices. Light as Experience Design” presents the project in detail, made in collaboration with Estudio Alfaro Hofmann, and explains the importance of lightning in space configuration and achieving experience creation.

More information about the Magazine

More information about the project

Conferences | Mexico

Image of the new construction system design for Gandia Blasco.

The project was presented last week by Pablo Camarasa, a member from our office, within the 4th International Architecture Festival of Guadalajara, Mexico.

The event, which was attended by more than 1200 people, held speakers from up to 8 different countries to share their own experience in professional practice.

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New video | Guest Pavilion

The pavilion consists of two rooms: one bedroom and a living room with a kitchen. There are also two bathrooms, one serving the pavilion and the other one as a support for the pool. Within the premises, the aim is that the built piece minimizes its impact on the garden from the main house. This way, the pavilion is located approaching one of the limits of the land, perpendicular to the swimming pool, showing its slimmer and opaque side towards the existing architectures. In the other direction the piece is a passageway, relating to the landscaped space and a sort of courtyard between the pavilion and the wall.

Video

Meetings | Petra The Stone Atelier

At 19:30 this afternoon a talk by Fran Silvestre, Francesc Rifé, Massimiliano Mornatti, Andrew Trotter and Joan Gaspar will take place in the showroom we designed in Valencia for Petra The Stone Atelier, from Stonehegen.

A talk that will focus on various issues of design and architecture around natural stone and in which can be seen the recently opened space.

Location: Calle del Conde Salvatierra 23, Valencia.

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Victor L. Regnier Cathedra | Kansas State University

Next academic year 2017-2018, Fran Silvestre will hold Victor L. Regnier Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Kansas State University, for which he will serve as visiting professor in the architecture department.

Established in 2003, it has been occupied by architects like Gonçalo Byrne, Alberto Campo Baeza or Wendell Burnette. The chair teaches in the field of architectural projects and is completed with several lectures scheduled at University and Kansas City metropolitan area.

More information about the chair

Fran Silvestre presentation lecture

Espai Alfaro | Valencia Disseny Week

Next 19,20 and 21of September at 11:00 am, our office, in colaboration with Alfaro Hofmann, will conduct a guided tour of the Espai Alfaro as an outstanding event in the framework of the Valencia Disseny Week 2017.

Defined as a place of artistic tradition, where art, design and architecture converge, in the visit it would be seen the work of Andreu Alfaro and the temporary exhibition “Modernism in Alfaro Hofmann collection”, as well as our office and the rest of spaces that make up the whole.

Image: Espai Alfaro. Fernando Guerra + SG | Últimas reportagens

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Interviews | Bloomberg

This month an article about the work of our office has been featured at Bloomberg. Written by James Tarmy, the story conducts a tour from our beginnings through a dialogue where several projects are presented and we reflect about the keys, concernings and references that we use when designing a new project.

Photography: House between the pine forest. Fernando Guerra + SG | Últimas reportagens

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Publications | GA Houses

Breeze House project has been recently published at japanese magazine GA Houses 153 issue. Along with projects from architects like Kengo Kuma or Aires Mateus, in this issue are featured brand new photographs from the project with its own plans and information.

In the next months, Breeze House photographs can be seen at GA Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

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New video | A Chair

This design of A chair arises from the duality between, on the one hand, a metallic bearing structure with square profile and orthogonal geometries that confer stability to the piece, and on the other a natural wood carcass with an organic geometry that gives comfort to people when come into contact with it, and ergonomics the piece.
Maybe, sitting down touching wood brings good luck.

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New completed project | Showroom for Petra The Stone Atelier

Petra The Stone Atelier is an space in which three activities live together. On the one hand, it is an exhibition space for the company Stonehegen that shows stones from all over the world. The British cromlech that inspired the company serves as reference to trace the geometry of the place. A circular furniture inside which we can discover the different natural stones. In this way, the numerous shades of marble, quartzite… are not contaminated between them and can focus attention on the material that is observed. The space is apparently empty, neutral, white, where you can find hidden stones, some of them semiprecious.

Competitions | Campus Zumex Group

The proposal for Zumex Group headquarters in Paterna design and construction competition has been selected finalist.

The project is drawn by two connected elements that distribute the program between offices and manufacturing area.

The corporate part stands out for its slender proportion that allows it to have the maximum perimeter of contact with the outside, favoring the habitability of the workplace, which acquires optimum comfort conditions and a perception of the views offered by the elevated position of the site. In the interior appear open and communicated spaces, both horizontally and vertically, bounded only by meeting rooms. Special attention is given to the operation of the circulation system, enhancing the visitor’s experience and favoring the life of the users.

The manufacturing part is drawn compactly, which makes it more efficient for its use and maximizes the use of available space. It is projected as a large open space, flexible, with capacity to expand and adapt to future configurations.

Interviews | Archiproducts

Blau collection. Gandia Blasco.

Last April, within Salone del Mobile.Milano 2017, Blau outdoor furniture collection, designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos for GandiaBlasco, was presented.

With this reason, Archiproducts did an interview to our studio where keys that brought up the concept and definition from different pieces that make up the collection were explained.

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New completed project | Guest pavilion

The project with a surface area of around 70 square meters is a guest pavilion that functions as an autonomous architecture conceived as an extension of a project that we had developed in the studio. The human scale of the pavilion makes it a comfortable space where to experience living in a garden.

The pavilion consists of two rooms: one bedroom and a living room with a kitchen. There are also two bathrooms, one serving the pavilion and the other one as a support for the pool. Within the premises, the aim is that the built piece minimizes its impact on the garden from the main house. This way, the pavilion is located approaching one of the limits of the land, perpendicular to the swimming pool, showing its slimmer and opaque side towards the existing architectures. In the other direction the piece is a passageway, relating to the landscaped space and a sort of courtyard between the pavilion and the wall.

Photography: Fernando Guerra + SG | Últimas reportagens

New project | Customer services offices

The project consists in the implementation of customer service offices. They are located in a commercial premise in the centre of the city with a complex geometry, full of turns and structural elements that interfere in the understanding of the space.

In order to organize the interior space and make its functioning effective, the turns are regularised by linked orthogonal geometries. Every one of the regular spaces are assigned to a different part of the programme. Each regular room is defined and distinguished from the contiguous rooms by the use of different tonalities, which go from white to different shades of gray. The ceilings are thus turned into a sort of signage that defines the various uses. The indirect lighting placed in the ceiling reinforces this idea and allowes the use of light fixtures whose length provides service to every workspace. The activity is concentrated in the first two meters of height. The office is organized and disorganized with the daily work, while the ceiling remains always ordered.

Conferences | Virginia Tech

Next thursday April 20th at 7:00pm, our office will give a lecture at College of Architecture & Urban studies from Virginia Tech, following the lectures tour that is being carried out in United States, in which Kansas, Boston and New York among other cities will be visited.

We remember that this afternoon at Kansas City Design Center will take place at 5:30pm the lecture given by Maria Masià with the title “Work in progress”, where will be explained which are the office work methods as well as some ongoing projects.

Picture: Project for a high performance bicycle company headquarters.

Conferences | Kansas State University

Next week, our office will give two lectures at Kansas City Design Center from Kansas State University in United States.

The meetings will take place on April 17th and 18th and will be presented by Maria Masià and Fran Silvestre, who is this academic year the KSU Architecture Department Distinguished Victor L. Regnier Chair.

This act is enroled into the tour that our studio is making this days in United States, visiting among others Virginia Tech, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and New York.

Space for this event is limited. Please send rsvps to: info@kcdesigncenter.org

Photography: House between the pine forest – Fernando Guerra + SG | Últimas reportagens

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GA Houses 151 | House of the seven gardens

House of the seven gardens project in Sotogrande (Cádiz) has been published at japanese magazine GA Houses 151 issue, together with other ongoing residential projects from offices like Aires Mateus, Ryue Nishizawa, Kengo Kuma or Sou Fujimoto.

Alongside with it, it could be seen until June 4th at Tokyo GA Gallery an exhibition where published projects will be shown.

Publication | GA Houses 151

Exposition | GA Houses Project 2017

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New project | Zarid house

The way of aggregation minimizes the presence in the landscape, and fits the slope as a sort of stair. A system of terraces that produces permeable interiors. In the southwest are the views, in northeast appear bounded and landscaped courtyards that thanks to natural ventilation mitigate hot days and help to take refuge from the winds that characterize Tarifa.

Pioneers of Design | Fran Silvestre

On Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm, Fran Silvestre, Andrés Alfaro and Pablo Camarasa introduce the book “Pioneers of Design” with graphic design by Sevak Asatrian at Dada bookstore of MuVIM. This book is based on the doctoral thesis “Thinking by hand, made in series. Transformation and adaptability of the creative professions” directed by Juan Domingo Santos.

Blau collection | Gandia Blasco

Blau collection, designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos for Gandia Blasco was awarded at the 13th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in product design category.

Because of it, a travelling exhibition was made starting in July at Palace of Charles V in Granada and finishing last month at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art from New York.

Fotografía: Fernando Guerra + SG | Últimas reportagens

16th International Design Contest | Andreu World

By this month it will be announced the winner projects from 16th International Design Contest organized by Andreu World. In this contest, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos will participate as a jury member along with Jasper Morrison, Mariela Buendía, Ricard Camarena and Ana Ramírez.

Image: Diego Opazo | Balint house. Furniture by Smile collection – Andreu World.

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Taschen. 100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings | House on the cliff – Atrium House

The projects House on the cliff and Atrium House have been published in the monographic compilation of buildings built in concrete together with projects of Peter Zumthor, Álvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Óscar Niemeyer and Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

Author: Philip Jodidio. Photography: Juan Rodríguez

XIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo | Blau collection

Blau collection, designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos for Gandia Blasco has been awarded in the 13th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in product design category.
Awards ceremony will take place today 19th July at 8:00 pm at the Palace of Charles V courtyard, in the Alhambra and Generalife monumental site, Granada.

Photography: Fernando Guerra + SG | Últimas reportagens

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Hábitat Valencia Fair | ACTIU

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos will take part in the round table organised by Actiu in the Hábitat Valencia Fair. The event will take place the next Tuesday 2nd of February at 17:00 h in Ágora Nude.

During the event it will be shown several projects which the studio is carrying out, and then it will take part in a meeting among with other dessign professionals.

Espai Alfaro | Valencia Disseny Week

During the next 3rd, 4th and 5th of February the Espai Alfaro will wellcome guided visits, taking part of the Valencia Disseny Week 2016 as an outstanding event.

A place of creation and artistic tradition where the art, the design and the architecture come together, the Espai Alfaro has nowadays different atmospheres and situations to create, exchange and spread design. At inside is developed a part of our creative labour.

Best wishes for the New Year

Los mejores deseos para el año nuevo
Els millors desitjos per a l’any vinent
Die besten 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 voeux pour la nouvelle année
Szczęśliwego nowego roku
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