FOREST GUARDIAN HOUSE
A SCULPTURE IN NATURE
The FOREST GUARDIAN HOUSE is located in the privileged environment of the Urbanization El Bosque in Valencia. The spectacular design of the house, treated from the beginning as a simultaneous project in plan and section, allows the integration of the house in its environment, and its adaptation to the natural mountainside.
The powerful character of the house, conferred by the successive blocks of concrete that make up each floor or level, and that slide on the rock of the mountain, contrasts with the subtlety of the lines that delimit each of the levels, and their encounter with the ground in the successive levels.
The treatment of the envelope is clearly differentiated between the longitudinal walls, more opaque, with fewer openings, and staggered in search of the level of the natural terrain. And the front walls, practically open in their entirety on all floors, in search of interior-exterior-landscape continuity, which give the horizontal character to the stepped elevation facing the valley. This allows to enjoy the views of the Pinada del Bosque and the Golf Course, with the Sierra de Chiva in the background on the horizon.
The sliding of the exterior blocks is demonstrated in the interior by the wide staircase, with consecutive development on the different floors, which allows a continuous interior route without losing sight of the landscape. In the interior, the spaces are treated with the greatest possible openness and fluidity, and with total interior-exterior continuity.
As this is a sectional project, each block corresponds to a group of uses within the program, with the roof floor as the access and parking level, the second floor as the night area, the first floor as the day and service area, the semi-basement floor as the leisure and technical area, and the lower exterior floor as the Guest House.
While the interior spaces are important, so are the multiple outdoor terraces and porches that facilitate outdoor living in proximity to the natural environment.
The continuous character given by the concrete cladding to the exterior walls is consistent with the application of large-format porcelain tiles in the interior spaces and terraces.
The lighting design, with a predominance of indirect line lighting and invisible spot lighting, gives the house the warmth and versatility necessary to optimize the use of space.
The quality of the installations, including aerothermal and photovoltaic energy as renewable energy sources; the integration of air conditioning, ventilation and underfloor heating, together with excellent insulation and airtightness, allow the house to be treated as a low energy consumption home.
It is therefore a sustainable and sincere architecture, halfway between a naturalistic brutalist architecture, and a sophisticated minimalist contemporary architecture.
Arquitectos | Architect
RUBEN MUEDRA ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA
Ubicación | Location
46370 – Chiva – Urb. Bosque U12 74 Suelo [Calle 9], Valencia, Spain
Arquitecto a Cargo | Principal Architect
Estructura | Structure
Arquitecto Técnico | Building Engineer
Javier Muedra Ortiz
Diseño Interior | Interior Design
Construcción | Construction
Superficie Construida | Built Area
Superficie Parcela | Plot Surface
Año de Proyecto | Project year
Año de Construcción | Construction year
COCINA | KITCHEN:
Acabado_Estratificado color Blanco Inssbruck
ENCIMERAS | WORKTOP:
Modelo_ Corian® Glacier White
PAVIMENTOS | PAVEMENTS:
Modelo_ PETRA CREMA NATURAL 100X100
ILUMINACIÓN | LIGHTING:
Modelos_ Swap / Spin
INTERRUPTORES Y MECANISMOS | SWITCHES:
Modelo_ LS 990
Acabado_ Blanco alpino
CLIMATIZACIÓN | AIR CONDITIONING:
CARPINTERÍA DE ALUMINIO | ALUMINUM CARPENTRY:
Modelo_ NC 65 STH / NC-S 120 STH Slimhormigón
ARMARIOS | CLOSETS:
Modelo_ Gama Duo 37G Nogal Grove
MANIVELAS | HANDLES:
Modelo_ AMSTERDAM con mini roseta
Acabado_ Acero inoxidable satinado color F69
GRIFERÍA | FAUCET:
SANITARIOS | TOILET:
Modelo_ ME by Starck
PINTURAS | PAINTING:
Modelo_ KEIM Innotop
MOBILIARIO | FURNITURE: