HOUSE ON THE CLIFF IN SPAIN | BY FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS


The house on the cliff is definitely something else. It was designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos from Valencia who have managed to make it look like it respects the surrounding nature, while still proudly keeping its own integrity and boasting its bold form.

The 242 sq m house is in Toix Mascarat, Calpe, Alicante in Spain. It is made entirely of concrete, but the walls were covered with stucco which made it bright white. This feature emphasizes the unity of the entire house – even though its shape was dictated by the extremely uneven natural surface – but it still represents the traditional architecture of the entire area. Its most prominent feature is the 60 ft balcony that provides excellent view of The Mediterranean Sea.

Architecture and scenery of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The rooms of the house are organized on four floors due to the fact that the shape of the surrounding area was left as intact as possible.

Architecture and scenery of the mountains behind of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The lowest floor features a swimming pool terrace that offers a stunning view of the sea. Actually, the sea is visible from almost any point of the house. Even the stairs have been placed outside enabling the inhabitants to move from one level to the other while observing the scenery. The rest at the top of the stairs, right next to the door positioned within the outside wall, is another viewpoint.

Architecture of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The top level houses the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms. This part is protruding and its form really draws the attention, while enabling startling panoramic view through the façade whose entire surface is glazed. This view can be enjoyed from a veranda that covers the entire length of the upper floor.

Front architecture of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Even though it may not seem so at first sight, everything about this house is about the surrounding environment. The position, the shape, the color, as well as the emphasized openness of almost every single point of it. watch video below

2 images of the front architecture of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Architecture and scenery of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Swimming pool and white minimal stairway of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Swimming pool and white minimal stairway of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

exterior patio and glass door of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

exterior view of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Scenery from the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Architecture and scenery of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

2 images of the architecture at the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Woman swimming in a pool overlooking the scenery of an ocean at the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Swimming pool patio area all in white of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

A woman standing next to a white wall and swimming pool

White walls and stairway of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

White wall and staircase overlooking the ocean at the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Architecture and scenery of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Window facade of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Interior design of the kitchen and window at the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Interior design of the kitchen and window at the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Interior design of a sink and window of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquite

Interior design of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Interior view of the white walls, floor and sofa of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Interior view of the white walls and floors of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Design plans of the House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

[images via Diego Opazo]

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