The Empty House, Valencia, Spain

西班牙瓦倫西亞 空屋

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Located on the main street of a town near Valencia, the house is part of a fragment of 20th century history. The existing facade and building footprint are protected, but the volume exceeds the needs of the new project. Faced with this situation, it is proposed to empty the interior space in ruins and show it in an innovative way. From the outside, the facade maintains its character, without modifying the street, which becomes a kind of scenery from another era. The tone of this old façade is unified with an antelope gray treatment that goes completely unnoticed.



Crossing the threshold we find ourselves in another time. Only what is necessary is closed and air-conditioned and a triple-height volume is generated that in a climate like the Mediterranean we can use throughout the year. The day area is located close to the dividing wall, in continuity with a pool large enough to swim, which seems to get lost in the Valencian fields. The guest room and the multipurpose room resolve the change of direction that the site offers, a twist between two pieces separated by just a few millimeters. The rest of the space on this floor is empty, which will make us wonder about the size of a room whose depth of landscape seems to have no limits. The night area is arranged transversally as a bridge framing the views. The master bedroom is located above the living room with the same orientation. The section gives us a floor plan with sloping roofs with an entrance of light from above, a space that time will put to use.



Principal ArchitectsFran SilvestreMaría MasiàSevak AsatriánPaco Chinesta

Structural EngineeringEstructuras Singulares UPV

ContractorConstrucciones Ribera

Character of SpaceResidence

Building Area814

Principal MaterialsWoodAluminum

LocationValencia, Spain

PhotosFernando GuerraJesús Orrico

TextFran Silvestre Arquitectos

InterviewAngel Chi


主要建築師:弗蘭.西爾維斯特建築師事務所 瑪利亞.瑪西亞 沙維克.阿薩特里安 帕可.奇內斯塔







影像:費爾南多.格拉 赫蘇斯.奧瑞克



Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos is an architecture and design studio based in Valencia, formed by a multidisciplinary group of professionals, which carries out residential, cultural, corporate and public projects at a national and international level.