Casa Balint

Casa Balint by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos




Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

A privileged place within a golf course near to Valencia is the starting point of this project.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

The proposal is drawn with elliptical traces which contain the program and maximize the possibilities of local urban law by minimizing the volumetric impact on the site.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

Thus, a piece with a continuous façade that seems to lodge only one floor is set on the site. The aerodynamic visuals of it guide the eye towards the deepness of the neighbouring landscape.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

The volume is placed leaving as much free surface as possible towards the southern edge of the plot for it to be used as a garden, while the lateral limits are blurred with vegetation.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

The other elements that compose the urbanization resemble the curved nature of the place’s topography. The inner space of the house is articulated through a central void which contains communications.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

Service spaces, installations and the kitchen are used to orthogonalize the curved trace of the lower floor, which opens to the garden.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

The upper floor with the rooms and the underground, opened to the patio, provide the house with more bounded spaces. Four concrete supports on the lower floor hold the arched roof, from which the room’s floor hangs.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

This structure is covered by a monolithic, ventilated façade, which is realized with a Solid Surface with a simple curve that doesn’t require thermoforming to adapt to the geometry of the piece.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

The rest of materials used in the construction range from white to black, covering all scales of grey. Other explanations can be superposed to this description, as the carpet of light which transforms the inside of the house as the hours go by. Source by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

Location: Bétera, Spain
Architect: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Project Team: Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito, Adrián Mora, Jordi Martínez, Maria Masià
Building Engineer: Carlos García
Structure: David Gallardo
Building Engineer: Carlos García
Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
Construction: Construcciones Alabort
Area: 772.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo
Casa Balint
Photo © Diego Opazo

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