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Pati Blau House in Valencia, Spain by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Project name:
Pati Blau House
Architecture firm:
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Valencia, Spain
Diego Opazo, Jesús Orrico (Video)
Principal architect:
Fran Silvestre, María Masià, Estefanía Soriano, Fran Ayala
Design team:
Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Sevak Asatrián, Vicente Picó, Rubén March, Jose Manuel Arnao, Rosa Juanes, Gemma Aparicio, Paz Garcia-España, Ángel Pérez, Juan Fernandez, Pau Ricós, Andrea Baldo, Blanca Larraz, Carlos Lucas, Miguel Massa, Paloma Feng, Ricardo Candela
Interior design:
Alfaro Hofmann
Built area:
165 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
Enrique Alario
Structural engineer:
Environmental & MEP:
Foseados en falso techo. Luminaria lineal led. Sistema GLINT Enrique Ferer ligthing.
Tools used:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom
Arturo Coronado CORONADO VIANA
Gypsum cardboard plate with a matte water-based enamel finish. White lacquered DM board paneling, Black marquina florín marble cladding, Smooth plasterboard plates, Matte water-based enamel. Pinturas Utival.
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The Valencia-based architecture studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has recently completed Pati Blau a minimal residence located in Valencia, Spain

Architect's statement: It was in the Muslim era when the so-called farmhouses were concentrating the population of the Ribera Alta, although some of these settlements had an Iberian origin. Over time these population centers have become places connected to the big city in a simple way and with an enviable quality of life. With all the good that the proximity of a large city offers and all the advantages of living connected to the territory and its culture.
The project emerges as an interpretation of this typology. The delicious bankruptcies of the plot are regularized with the servants of the facilities, a gymnasium and storage pieces, drawing the outline of a regular patio. In this way it is possible to understand the ground floor as a continuum with the garden and the pool from where you can enjoy the favorable climate in this population.

On the upper floor the private areas are arranged, separating from the lower level of the house and looking for a fenestration system as opaque as possible to maintain privacy. The facade had to be continuous to give a coherent reading to the urban front, the garage part helps to solve this question. Always fascinated by the point of coincidence on the Alejandro de la Sota façade in Tarragona or countless projects in the work of Aires Mateus, the elevation is resolved with two holes joined at one point, maintaining the height references of the only lateral façade. currently built.

image © Diego Opazo

We like to think of this house rooted in its immediate surroundings as are the traditional farmhouses and open to the powerful blue shade of the sky in this area.

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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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