Casa Sardinera by Ramon Esteve Estudio


  • architect: ramon esteve
  • collaborating architects: anna bosca, estefanía pérez, víctor ruiz, maría martí
  • collaborators: tudi soriano, natalia fonseca
  • building engineer: emilio pérez
  • construction company: construcciones francés
  • works manager: gonzalo llin
  • completed: 2014
  • area: 1,285 sqm / 13,832 sqf
  • photography: mariela apollonio

Valencia, Spain

Located in a setting of great beauty and valuable landscape, in front of the Mediterranean Sea, between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, the Sardinera House lays on the top of a hillside, flanked by a headland entering the sea on a bay of turquoise waters.

“The original idea for the design was based on enjoying and enhancing the panoramic views of the setting, by creating a relaxing contemplative environment that allows enjoying the experience provided by the place.” says Ramon

A set of concrete walls is thrown facing different directions, compressing and expanding the views and generating several images. The vertical surfaces are limited horizontally by long cantilevers that extend towards the sea, thus creating verandas that enclose the large terrace.

The house reflects the construction process. All the structural parts are made of exposed concrete, while the enclosure is made of timber and glass. Some vegetation is introduced in the in-between spaces, moving the garden into the house. Each room opens towards the horizon through its own veranda.

The indoor and outdoor pools are on different floors but linked by a longitudinal window. Through it, the water of the outdoor pool casts shadows over the indoor pool. The outdoor space has been designed as an extension of the indoor space. The lines that define the building are drawn beyond the walls, marking the patterns of the vegetation, the pavement, the pool and the outdoor lighting.

“It results in a house with several spaces where the sea can be contemplated, from each of its indoor rooms or outdoor areas.”

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