Balzar Arquitectos designed a light and open apartment where space is celebrated and accentuated. Geometric shapes, straight lines, natural materials and a neutral colour palette combine to create a balanced and sophisticated whole.
Balzar Arquitectos is a Spanish architecture firm based in Valencia and formed by architects José María García Zarco, Txema García Ballester and Laura Moreno Albuixech. Their working method and philosophy is based on human architecture, architecture that is lived in, intimate, empathetic and personalised. ‘It is our way of looking at life that sets us apart: honest, family-oriented and responsible,’ we hear. ‘Each project is much more than a task for today. It is a legacy that will remain tomorrow. We know what we want to leave behind, what we want to bring to our clients' lives, and what we want to bring to the economic, environmental and social climate.’ Balzar Arquitectos is constantly looking for beauty. ‘For that excitement, that suspension of time, for creating a better world.’ Thus, their architecture is always timeless, precise, natural, functional and authentic. Basic principles that we also find in their most recent project 'Apartment in Orihuela' (2020).
The interior is defined by geometric forms and straight lines.
This apartment in Alicante is located on the top floor of a 1960s building in a rationalist style and has been completely renovated. You will have a beautiful view over a park and in the distance you can see the Callosa and Orihuela mountain range. The property has a very open plan with a large dining and living area and open kitchen and three bedrooms. The open plan living and kitchen feel very large and the abundance of space is further accentuated by an impressive feature that runs the entire length as a kitchen island and also serves as a dining table. ‘The transformation of the house was made possible by the two ingredients that we believe are essential for good design: time and a good team,’ we hear from the studio. The interior is defined by geometric shapes and straight lines. The architects chose natural materials and a sober and neutral colour palette of beige, white and brown that is nicely balanced by the massive black kitchen island. ‘This has been one of those moments where the talent and professionalism of everyone involved has simply made our work as architects the thread that strings the pearls together.’
Photography by David Zarzoso