Fran Silvestre Arquitectos' Spanish House Frames Seven Gardens

By: Joey Haar - Jan 9, 2017
References: fransilvestrearquitectos & dezeen
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has created a concept for a Spanish house that is integrated into a tiered series of gardens in Andalusia. Designed by the architect's Valencia practice, the Spanish house's sharp and monolithic concrete volumes curve and intersect with one another from a bird's eye view, but rise with the landscape on ground level, giving it a complexly three dimensional form.

Because of the landscape that the house covers, the architects have named it 'House of Seven Gardens.' The shape of the design allows for both exterior and covered green spaces, due to the overlapping concrete volumes.

Geographically speaking, the ends of the house's volumes face in the direction of the Sierra de Gazalema mountain range (immediately in view,) with Sierra Nevada and the African coast beyond that.