- Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
- Diego Opazo
The Spanish city of Castellón de la Plana is known for its access to Mediterranean beaches and for the vibrant Plaça Major, the main square boasting historical buildings dating back to the 13th Century. The colours are earthy and the structures portray traditional lines in beauty. Breeze House introduces itself with a bold proposal for the opposition of what the city is about—as modern lines and pure white act as the main visual draws to gift a couple with a vibrant summer home.
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos are known for their commanding take on minimalism, infusing contemporary aesthetics with a daring grip on pure geometry. The dwelling features two gorgeous volumes as the hub of the project, demanding attention with surrounding thick white frames. The single-storey home boasts a penchant for light colours in all areas, treating white as a feature; it manages to instil pureness and cohesion with ease. The outdoor areas feature natural stone with a slight grey tone, surprisingly it has not disrupted the project, on the contrary.
The interior design features understated elements, not only highlighting the sculptural skeleton of the residence but also the enormous windows to the beautiful surrounding landscape. Last but not least, a surprising manoeuvre was deployed for the upper terrace. It features an entirely enveloping sundeck, no horizon view, only the sky above and the sea breeze. It is unusual in nature, once again flipping expectations through form.