Maximizing Sea Views in Valencia, Spain: The Imposing Monasterios House
Antonio Altarriba Comesdeveloped an imposing and seemingly rough modern home in Los Monasterios, Valencia, Spain. Completed in 2012, the residential project takes advantage of a privileged elevated site and maximizes the views towards the Calderona mountains and Valencia’s gulf to the south. The exterior can be characterized as “massive”, despite the open facade connected to the swimming pool and courtyard.
The structure of the residence is as follows: “Compact volumes in the north and west sides, an open façade orientated south facing the sea, and the east façade with some openings facing the mountain. The entrance hall is the virtual axis of the house: it is a triple-height space where the staircase is located. It is also the link of the three floors of the house. The distribution: day-activities rooms placed in the ground floor and night-activities rooms in the upper floor. Living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, toilet and office are located in the ground floor”. Any comments regarding the layout and overall design of this project?