- Architecture & development
Earlier, we wrote about the outstanding designs realised by these architects. Here, we highlight another project by Balzar Arquitectos. They are still under development, but the images we were shown already made us very enthusiastic.
The architectural firm Balzar Arquitectos brings together two generations within a family: José Maria, with more than 30 years of experience in architecture, his son Txema, who wanted to be an architect from the age of six, and his wife Laura, who grew up a rustic mountain village and developed a strong natural vision as a result. Their philosophy focuses on the human role in architecture, creating spaces that are primarily meant to be lived in. The family's vision is clear: they want to contribute to their clients' lives and to the ecological, economic and social environment. The aim is to create humanised, empathetic, contemporary and appropriate architecture. We would like to take you to one of their most recent projects.
'We dived into the past, but not to faithfully recreate it, only to reinterpret it’
The 1928 Valencia property is housed in a historic building that is part of the city's modernist architecture. The main facade is composed of parallel vertical axes that match the elongated proportions of the window openings and bring out the classical balconies' balustrades and their rounded arches. The existing is invaluable and has been the starting point for the renovation of the property. ‘We delved into the past, but not to faithfully recreate it, only to reinterpret it,’ we hear from them. A synergy between the classical and the contemporary emerged, creating a magical combination. The residents who live there are sensitive lovers of art and design, which undoubtedly contributed a lot to the renovation. The historical architecture, contemporary intervention of fine lines and curves and the art, all come together perfectly here. Furniture also plays an important role in the functioning of the spaces. Serene, understated and elegant pieces set the mood with light tones and natural materials to create spaces full of virtue and vitality. Furthermore, the residence boasts a large terrace with swimming pool, where the owners spend much of their time. The lighting has been carefully thought out to give the spaces an intimate, warm and sometimes even dramatic character. The materials were chosen for their natural, light and cream tones with furniture in darker shades. In short, once again Balzar Arquitectos managed to design a gem of architecture.
Interior design by Soraya Pla
Photography by David Zarzoso