As the name suggests, House of the Sun celebrates the wonderful Spanish weather and horizon. Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed the impressive residence in a sickle-like shape that represents the idea of 'open centrality' and the connection to the universe.
The Valencia based studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos is known for impressive and unusual geometric shapes in their architecture. They always use the latest materials and technologies, which makes innovation and precision important aspects for the agency. We've already written about their impressive projects and would like to show you a breath-taking and unique design again today: House of the Sun.
Openness, space, freshness and light are key words in the interior and architecture of House of the Sun
Located in Marbelle, Spain, this residence and its residents enjoy a sunny climate. In addition to a sculptural work by Andreu Alfaro, this was a great source of inspiration for the design of this special house. ‘We have always been fascinated by the work of Andreu Alfaro "The door of the Universe" made in 1983. A circle rotated and suspended over a square. For some years it was located at the door of our studio, and it was surprising its ability to make us think, place ourselves at the base when the day ended and consider that we were indeed facing a threshold that opened the door to infinite space.’ They also compare the same effect with 'In Praise of the Horizon' (1989) by Eduardo Chillida, where the viewer is placed in a direct relationship with the work and the universe. ‘This idea of open centrality, as a representation of something immeasurable, has fascinated humanity forever and architecture has echoed this fascination countless times,’ we hear from Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. These references and ideas inspired the architects for the design of House of the Sun located on a hill with beautiful views. The house almost resembles an astronomical observatory with austere white facades and a kind of sickle shape. Thanks to the circle, the space – largely outside – is embraced and open to the sky and horizon, but at the same time protected from the strong winds and there is privacy. Openness, space, freshness and light are key words in the interior and architecture of House of the Sun. Spaces intermingle with a palette of grey and white and the boundary between interior and exterior spaces blurs. The interior was designed by Alfaro Hofmann.
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