Aluminum House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos: Metallic and Horizontal Nature

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The Aluminum House is one of the most astonishing works by Fran Silvestre’s architecture studio. This detached house located in Madrid with a 958.03 m2 built area, enjoys an enclave surrounded by gardens with large trees that contrast with the light gray of the aluminum and the stone of the exterior facade.

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The house is presented as a piece of metallic nature, with straight lines that extend horizontally, producing the effect of having only one floor when, in reality, there are three levels that exist in the building.

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The day area can be seen from the outside through the plinth for which the same natural stone that urbanizes part of the 1770 m² plot has been used.

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On the upper floor, the extension of the slab creates a new exterior area that looks out onto the pool covered in blue mosaic inside. The slightly square floor plan brings together an extensive program in a compact way.

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The staircase and the central interior atrium serve to distribute the rooms, prioritizing uses, with all the spaces opening onto the garden.

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The basement houses the garage, the service area, the pantry, the laundry room, a gym area, two patios, and four bathrooms.

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On the ground floor, where the day area is located, there are four terraces, the hall, two dining rooms, the kitchen, the living room, the guest dressing room, the games room, and a bathroom.

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Finally, the first floor has been reserved for the library and the most private area with a second games room, an office, four bedrooms, and a terrace. All of the spaces allows its owner to create large spaces where they can enjoy the architecture and minimalist design of the house.

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An architecture where the white color, omnipresent in Fran Silvestre’s work, takes over the walls and ceilings, while the interior flooring and the staircase are covered with white Arabescato marble with its dark gray veins of great beauty.

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To bring the light generously into every corner of the house, different glazed skylights have been opened at different points, helping to create a true oasis of peace.

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Photographs: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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