The Balint House by Spanish practice Fran Silvestre rises in a suburban region of Valencia. The project merges perfectly with the surrounding landscape thanks to its elliptical volumes facing a crescent-shaped pool.
The aerodynamic architecture of the two soreys building guides the eye towards the deepness of the neighbouring landscape and minimise the volumetric impact on the site.
Indeed, the one-piece continuous curved facade in the front tricks the eye as it seems to lodge only one of the two floors of the villa.
Inside, the Balint house is articulated through a central void which leads to all the rooms. Several glass sections on the building rooftop create carpets of sun light that transform the innerspace as the hours go by.
The ground floor hosts an extensive kitchen and a living room that opens onto the front patio and the pool.
On the upper floor the bedrooms and a roof terrace overlook the garden.
“The Balint House’s volume is placed leaving as much free free surface as possible towards the southern edge of the plots, while the lateral limits are blurred with vegetation. Other elements resemble the curved nature of the place topography” comment at Fran Silvestre.
Four concrete supports of the lower floor hold the arched roof, from which the room’s floor hangs.
The Balint house’s structure is covered by a monolithic, ventilated facade, which is realised with a Solid Surface with a simple curve that doesn’t require thermoforming to adapt to the geometry of the piece.
The rest of materials used in the construction range from white to black covering all scales of gray.
The Balint House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Photos by Diego Opazo – Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Spain.