Álamo House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Álamo House

The proposal, located in Madrid, is built on a plot with a significant elevation and an escape towards the landscape on its diagonal direction.

The impossibility of accommodating the entire program on a single floor makes a two-level design necessary for the house. However, we strive to create a sense of continuity through the openings.

We like to envision the house as a solid mass, from which these openings are carved out, creating a piece with a dynamic narrative.

Its position on the northern part of the plot allows for the creation of an entry courtyard.

The extension of the interior pavement, which transitions into a terrace and ultimately a pool, outlines a sort of cloister.

This, together with the interior of the house, forms a square area, intentionally classic in its design.

Internally, the layout is divided between the overlapping area in the north and a section that extends on the ground floor in the west.

The materiality serves as a blank canvas that allows it to stand the test of time without becoming obsolete. A project sketched years ago, that continues to satisfy us today. Source by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architect: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Principal in charge: Fran Silvestre, Carlos Lucas
  • Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
  • Collaborators: Pablo Camarasa, Ricardo Candela, Estefanía Soriano, Sevak Asatrián, Jose Manuel Arnao, Andrea Baldo, Miguel Massa, Paloma Feng |, Javi Herrero, Gino Brollo, Angelo Brollo, Paco Chinesta, Anna Alfanjarín, Laura Bueno, Toni Cremades, Lucas Manuel, Nuria Doménech, Andrea Raga, Olga Martín, Víctor González, Pepe Llop, David Cirocchi, Gabriela Schinzel, Anahí Aguilera, Awab Bek, Monike Teodoro, Alberto Bianchi, Gemma Aparicio, Fran Ayala, Jordi Martínez
  • Business Developer CCG and Mexico: José María Ibañez
  • Financial & Administration Dept. Director: Ana de Pablo
  • Marketing & PR Dept. Director: Sara Atienza
  • Financial & Administration Dept.: Valeria Fernandini
  • Administration Dept.: Sandra Mazcuñán
  • Marketing & PR Dept.: Andrés Martínez
  • Building Engineer Consultants: Jose Antonio Hernansainz Cervigón
  • Structural Engineers: Windmill
  • Built Area: 251 m2
  • Year: 2023
  • Photographs: Jesús Orrico, Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos