El Bosque Dwelling / Mano de Santo


© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo

Text description provided by the architects. Detached dwelling project “El Bosque 161”. Valencia. Developed by Mano de Santo Architecture Team.

The spirit and the personality of the owners influence in the design from the beginning til the end. 


© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo

A restless, rebel and non-conformist character induces that the design of the house adds experiences already lived and dreams up to live.


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© Diego Opazo

Implanting the building on this site is a challenge and it is also a motivation, because the plot has a very sharp slope and orientation and spectacular views to the sea and the city of Valencia.


Elevation - Section

Elevation – Section

The house is located at the steepest point of the plot and is formed by two volumes, one embedded in the ground and heavy character made of woodden slabs formwork gray exposed concrete splinting and another placed on top of this slightly separated with light appearance using in this case materials and prefabricated dry and light systems (prefabricated concrete ).


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© Diego Opazo

The volume in contact with the ground is designed as a open concept floor promoting flexibility of use of space generating infinite solutions and responding to the house social uses. Bedrooms and private rooms are located in the upper volume.

The design, layout and the house have as a result an energy-efficient building.


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© Diego Opazo

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