Hofmann House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos: A Distant Silhouette, A landscape Surrounded by Consolidated Gardens

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Located in the Valencian municipality of Rocafort, in the Huerta Norte region, the house dubbed Hofmann House is one of the latest projects by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.

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The starting point of the Hofmann House is born from the context that surrounds it, a landscape surrounded by consolidated gardens, an elevated and elongated plot with the Mediterranean Sea in the distance, and a pleasant breeze, where its magical architecture has taken shape.

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Built on an elevated plot, a white extruded T-shaped roof, placed in a longitudinal direction to the ground, outlines the work and marks the space under which a glazed interior extends that favors the transfer of natural light.

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The T-shaped roof on the Hofmann House constitutes the structure under which the inhabited space is located. This solution allows the home to achieve the necessary privacy from the gazes of others while enjoying views of the sea.

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From the illusion of slight weightlessness, this structure helps to control the sun during the summer season and lets it pass in winter. Designed to be a walkable space, this roof functions as a belvedere, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

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On the main floor, a single free-standing volume houses the structure and distributes the spaces, filtering privacy, opening possibilities in the way of circulating, and using the space. Under the shadow of the cantilever is the main room that continues towards the exterior patio.

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Inside the volume, there are the wet areas (the kitchen and two bathrooms) and two bedrooms, which are located in front of the quietest area of the garden.

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A second floor, semi-buried and noticeably square, brings together an extensive program in a compact way (living room, laundry-storage, bathroom, three bedrooms, and a gym).

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Both the roof and the furniture rest on a stone base, also white, which gives rise to different spaces adapted to the level of the ground, including a sheet of water in parallel to the house and a ground floor in which they host other uses of the house.

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Photographs: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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