La Canada House, 2019, Valencia

The house in La Cañada is placed on a residential area very close to Valencia. Its plot is surrounded by existing vegetation and opened to its immediate surroundings. The origin of the project is the need of self-enclosed house, protected from the exterior but also fluid and opened to the depth of the garden. The square-plan layout is embodies a large central courtyard that gives access to the house like a Roman atrium. A large sheet of water stands out in this space and makes it look wider by reflecting the internal façade of the house and the sky. Thus, entering the house becomes a changing, pleasant and harmonious promenade. On the opposite side of the house, a large cantilever of white concrete frames the pool and the garden. Being the access of the house at its centre, the day rooms and the night rooms are separated in a very natural way. The interior of the house has been designed to be fluid and continuous. The furniture, such as the wide Extrasoft composition, allows the visual connections between rooms together with inviting in a more yielding and malleable comfort. Cozy and restful seats, upholstered in a refined yet natural covering, are placed next to each other in a geometrical configuration, but with irregular contours. The different wings of the house are also visually connected through the central courtyard. The sensation of fluidity is enhanced by the use of minimalistic window frames that are embedded into the walls. Moreover, the canopy that frames the entrance and protects the veranda is made of white exposed concrete. This massive, texturized and sheltering skin encloses the internal spaces, where the white colour and the polished materials are the main features.

Ph: Mariela Apollonio
Design: Ramón Esteve Estudio