BOUGAINVILLEA HOUSE

BOUGAINVILLEA, AIR, HOUSE AND LIGHT

Located in an elevated area of a small inland municipality of the Valencian province, the irregular framework of streets of Arabic origin give rise to spectacular views of the Chiva Mountain range and the Valley created from the Turia River´s passage through the town.  

We come upon an old one story house and its precious garden of bougainvillea.  The house was built on a slope that creates great unevenness on the plot.  There are various old houses in the immediate surroundings but they are of little interest.  An introverted project is planned, with one prismatic piece closed on three sides and completely open on the fourth side to offer the best of views.  In this manner, the house preserves its maximum privacy from the street view and nearby houses, while opening it up completely from the interior on both levels.  

In addition, the house´s planned volume is meant to compensate for and solve the inclination on the land plot, thereby creating an access to the house from both levels.  The house would be organized and divided rationally, with the parking and leisure areas on the ground floor, and the day and night areas on the upper floor whose access is at street level.  Both floors are joined by a staircase, constructed in an annexing lateral sloping structure. 

The upper level is a pure white structure with a large projection on the front side and opened towards the terraces connected to the living room and kitchen.  This white prism hangs over a base of anthracite gray slate which supports the lateral ramps and gradually fades out from the frontal view while opening up the porch projection and the glass-enclosed recreation area.  

The introverted character of the house, insinuated by the façade´s wall slats and garden of bougainvillea, apparently extends to the interior.  Upon entering the grand vestibule and crossing the concealed night area, however, you reach the day area and are greeted by an immense open space with excellent views of the valley and its surrounding mountains.  

The interior areas are pure and sober, with porcelain flooring in large format, white vertical coverings, white ceilings with concealed installations, and indirect lineal illumination.  The house also includes natural illumination coming from the south, protected by the projection and the front covered terraces.  

On the outside, there are gardens and green landscaped areas until the far end of the plot.  The ramp, covered with Pavicesped, adds to the natural surroundings including the views and offer a contrast to the sophistication of the constructed block.  The bougainvillea separate the house while connecting it at the same time to the street.

Arquitectos | Architects
RUBEN MUEDRA ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA

Ubicación | Location
46164 Pedralba, Valencia, Spain

Arquitecto a Cargo | Principal Architect
Rubén Muedra

Fotografías | Photographer
Adrián Mora Maroto

Colaboradores | Collaborators
Emilio Belda, Raquel Morata, Javier Muedra, Inés Fabra

Estructura | Structure
Emilio Belda

Arquitecto Técnico | Building Engineer
Rubén Clavijo

Diseño Interior | Interior Design
Rubén Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura

Construcción | Construction
Gargom 2010 CB

Superficie Construida | Built Area
450,00 m2

Superficie Parcela | Plot Surface
700,00 m2

Año de Proyecto | Project year
2016

Año de Construcción | Construction year
2018 (12 meses)

PAVIMENTOS | PAVEMENTS:

ARGENTA

www.argentaceramica.com

Modelo_ TANUM 90X90 KURSAAL 90X90

ILUMINACIÓN | LIGHTING:

ARKOS LIGHT

www.arkoslight.com

Modelos_ Swap / Spin

CARPINTERÍA DE ALUMINIO | ALUMINUM CARPENTRY:

CORTIZO

www.cortizo.com 

Modelo_ COR VISION / COR 4200 / COR 60

VIDRIOS | GLASS:

SGG CLIMALIT

www.climalit.es 

Modelo_ SGG CLIMALIT PLUS

FACHADA REVESTIMIENTO | FACADE REVETMENT:

PAREX

www.parex.es

Modelo_ COTETERM

PINTURAS INTERIORES | INTERIOR PAINTING:

KEIM

www.keim.es

Modelo_ KEIM INNOTOP

COCINA | KITCHEN:

SINGULAR KITCHEN

www.thesingularkitchen.com

Modelo_ SINGULAR KITCHEN

ENCIMERAS | WORKTOP:

SILESTONE

www.silestone.es

Modelo_ Blanco Zeus

SANITARIOS | TOILET:

DURAVIT

www.duravit.es

Modelo_ Starck 3

GRIFERÍA | FAUCET:

CEA

www.ceadesign.it

Modelo_ BAR

CLIMATIZACIÓN | AIR CONDITIONING:

LG

www.lg.com

Modelo_ Multi V

PAVICÉSPED | GRASS:

RIALTA

www.rialta.es

Modelo_ Le Corbusier

ARMARIOS | CLOSETS:

FINSA

www.finsa.com

Modelo_ GAMA DUO 091 Roble Foscari / Panel fibralac Lacado Blanco

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