Project posted by Velez Valencia Arquitectos

The DV house

House (Single Residence)

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Full Baths


From Velez Valencia Arquitectos


This house represents the tangible response to the COVID Pandemic that motivated the desire of a large number of people to migrate from the crowded cities to the countryside. People in search for a “better quality” of life.

Our client identifies with the aesthetic and planning of the Minimalist movement. Simplicity and Clarity were concepts used as pillars for the design of this project.

The site with its incredible lush setting and expansive views afforded us an opportunity to design a very special house, however, the challenge arose after the client expressed his desire to develop most of the functions in one level and the topography of the site demanded a different response. The team (Architects and Structural engineers) responded to his request by introducing a large cantilever that allows for the functions to be developed at the desire level, while taking the maximum advantage of the beautiful views.

The Architectural composition is a series of simple rectangular bars, that vary in height depending on the function. The benign climate of the area affords for the majority of entertainment spaces to be located under a canopy along the swimming pool. Outdoor living is celebrated with this design.

The house introduces a series of sustainable strategies, such as generation by the use of solar panels, rainwater utilization for toilets and garden and most importantly a strategy of crossed ventilation. The main spaces with the large doors open function as a shed that allows the breeze to go through, minimizing that way the use of mechanical cooling.

The Material Palette is simple, the client has an aesthetic affinity with concrete. And this house celebrates this material as it is used on the walls, floors, even in the bathroom areas. Its use gives the space a sense of calmness and uniformity