This project developed by the Spanish studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in the city of Valencia, reinterprets the typology of farms, organizing the entire 165 m² in such a way as to draw a rectangular patio.
Simply put, the Pati Blau is an excellent example of housing types in this area. The venue is divided into different areas, with equipment rooms, gymnasiums, and storage rooms arranged in a regular arrangement, which surrounds the central courtyard.
The ground floor is conjectured as a continuum with the garden and the swimming pool, from where the owner can enjoy the pleasant climate of this neighborhood.
Meanwhile, on the upper floor are the private spaces that seek a fenestration system that is as opaque as possible to maintain privacy.
In order to maintain consistency in appearance, the exterior wall of the building needs to be continuous, and the garage part just makes up for the defects of the bridge deck.
The façade points maintain the connection that is always handled perfectly. Therefore, in this project, the design team also adopted a method to make the top of the two openings on the facade meet at one point.
The position of the point provides a reference for the height of the side elevation. In order to give a coherent reading to the urban environment, the façade had to be continuous, which is achieved thanks to the silhouette of the garage.
Inside, the flooding exterior turns into an essential issue. Its expansion arranges within and outside so the outskirt is non-existent. Here, the floor becomes cladded with lustrous white tiles, reflecting running portions of the light that further prolong the space.
Grasping these lights are plain walls that are appearing as though columns holding up the whole structure. Taken cover behind these devisions are course ways that interface the common region and the upper floor.
Photographs: Diego Opazo