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Clear and Pure: Carmen House by Carles Faus Arquitectura

Clear and Pure: Carmen House by Carles Faus Arquitectura

This house designed in 2018 by Carles Faus Arquitectura mixes the spirit of a typical Ibizan country house with the contemporary needs of today. Simple clean lines, controlled light, and white make the house a vision of tranquility.

Ph. Mariela Apollonio 

The location of the rooms is designed according to the path of light throughout the day. Upon entering, there is a large opening overlooking the pool and the Dénia castle. This large opening, with the ability to blur the interior-exterior relationship, is framed by a porch with the same dimensions that mitigates the heat of the sun in the hottest months of the year.

Access to the interior is through a side access on the north façade. This is accompanied by a large opening that frames the views from the kitchen and dining area, increasing the relationship between both spaces and housing a small green line of the outside garden inside the main room.

The entrance opens the space to the main nucleus: a double-height space that breaks the exterior continuity. The day zone is delimited by the space with the largest volume and the large opening in which the porch of the main façade extends. From this space, the rest of the pieces of the house are fed, situating the nucleus of vertical communication.

Ph. Mariela Apollonio 

White is the main subject of the house; it is a generator and driver of light. The project base could be translated as a large white canvas that has been provided with different white pigments to make up all the spaces.

DATE: 2018 / LOCATION: Dénia, Alicante, Spain / AREA: 189.65 m2 (built) / PROGRAM: Single-Family House / STATUS: Built / DESIGN: Carles Faus Arquitectura / ARCHITECT IN CHARGE: Carles Faus Borràs / COLLABORATING ARCHITECTS: Anaís Penáguila, María Aloy / PHOTOS: Mariela Apollonio / www.fotografadearquitectura.com 

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