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House in Rocafort by Ramon Esteve Estudio

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Image Courtesy of © Ramon Esteve Estudio

The inspiration concept behind this bravely minimal house, situated in Rocafort, Valencia and designed by Ramon Esteve Estudio, lies within the immediate environment of its trapezoidal plot, which was flanked by luxuriant vegetation.

Geometrical forms with mathematical elements of addition and subtraction, account for the makeup of the volumes, ensuring that the interior is well illuminated by natural daylight and enjoys the optimum number of finely monitored views. The extensive transparencies of the ground level create a merging of the indoor public areas to the relaxing deck space beside the pool. On the upper level, a deliberate attempt has been made to create an entirely different environment in the individual bedrooms and bathrooms. Here, a system of shading protects the privacy of the occupants and enhances the element of relaxation and intimacy. 

The clean cut minimal lines of the exterior follow through into the interior with its uncomplicated open plan spaces in the public areas. A notable detail is the beautiful clarity of form in the ‘floating’ staircase, closed in by a transparent wall, creating an element of safety which does not interfere with the open feeling of the remainder of the space of this well-thought out and wonderfully executed architectural project.

Posted by Eleftheria Athanasopoulou
Posted on October 23rd, 2013
in Architecture & Ramon Esteve Estudio