Fran Silvestre Arquitectos creates minimalist house behind historic facade in Spain

Sparse and minimalist interiors outline this house in Valencia, Spain, by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, which sits behind the historic frontage of a big Twentieth-century residential constructing.

Known as The Empty Home, the four-bedroom dwelling was designed to be a “clean canvas” for its homeowners, with plain interiors that starkly distinction the normal shell of the present constructing, which needed to be retained because of the municipality’s rules.

The Empty Home was designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

“From the skin, the facade maintains its character with out modifying the road, changing into a type of surroundings from one other period,” defined studio founder Fran Silvestre.

“Crossing the edge, we discover ourselves in one other time…all these features of the development that aren’t important within the understanding of the areas, thus leaving clean canvases that may be crammed with the lifetime of the shopper,” he continued.

Photo of The Empty House
It’s situated in Valencia, Spain

Utterly emptying the present constructing, its floor flooring footprint is now occupied by a lined terrace, overlooking a big swimming pool that’s flanked by two rectangular wings stretching out northwards throughout the location.

The western wing incorporates a big residing, eating and kitchen space overlooking the terrace via a nook of full-height, sliding glass doorways.

Photo of the garden at The Empty House
The house is ready behind a historic Twentieth-century facade

To the east, a smaller single-storey wing incorporates a visitor bed room and workshop area, accessed through a slender part of terrace sheltered beneath a cover.

Each wings are completed in and out with white plaster and paint, with their elongated kind used to create areas that “appear to have no limits,” the studio stated.

Above the lined terrace are two extra en-suite bedrooms, whereas the second flooring homes a skylit multipurpose room.

“The strategy on which the areas are based mostly arises on the one hand from the Mediterranean custom, during which probably the most helpful building materials is pure daylight, which floods all areas and creates altering atmospheres,” Silvestre instructed Dezeen.

Interior image of the Spanish home
The house has a stripped-back aesthetic. Picture is by Fernando Guerra

Inside, flooring have been completed with limestone, complemented by wood carpentry within the kitchen and wood furnishings, with wall and ceiling fixings stored to a minimal via the usage of embedded lighting.

“The selection of supplies arose from a dialogue with the property but additionally from the dialogue between the home and the town,” defined Silvestre.

“For instance, a limestone pavement was chosen, with a tone just like that of the facade of the present constructing,” he continued. “The reminiscence of the unique building remains to be legitimate and current in in the present day’s areas.”

Photo of the kitchen
The inside was completed with limestone. Picture is by Fernando Guerra

Earlier houses by the observe embody a equally minimal, geometric house additionally in Valencia topped by a big, walk-on roof, and a house projecting from the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles with a big panoramic window.

The images is by Jesús Orrico, until said in any other case.