Casa de Aluminio by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Casa de Aluminio is a minimal house located in Madrid, Spain, designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. A consolidated landscape surrounded by gardens with big trees within the metropolis of Madrid is the fortunate starting point of this house. The project, consisting of a metallic and horizontal nature, produces the effect of having just one story. With its proportions and materiality, it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment. The scale of the house is moderated through the understanding of the area as a base that emerges from the same natural stone which paves part of the plot. The substantially square plan is designed to unite the program in a compact way. The staircase and central inner atrium distribute the rooms, establishing a functional hierarchy in which all the spaces open up to the garden.