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Aluminium House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Diego Opazo

Surrounded by gardens with big trees within the metropolis of Madrid, Spain, the Aluminium House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos features a roof terrace that spans the entire width of the monolithic building and extends out towards the swimming pool. “The piece, of metallic and horizontal nature, produces the effect of having just one storey,” said Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. “With its proportions and materiality it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment.”

“The scale of the house is moderated through the understanding of the day area as a base emerging from the same natural stone which paves part of the plot,” added the studio. An open-plan space on the ground floor accommodates the living room, kitchen and dining area. The night zone is placed on it and focuses the view to the north and south while protecting itself from the eyes of the neighbours and generating shaded terraces in which to enjoy the exterior.

“The staircase and central inner atrium distribute the rooms, establishing a functional hierarchy in which all spaces open up to the garden,” said Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

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all images © Diego Opazo | video courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos