Casa Del Acantilado by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

April 28, 2017

Boxy Beauty

Casa Del Acantilado by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

White boxes might be a cliche for modernist houses, but when placed against the clear blue skies and emerald waters of the Mediterranean, the appeal of a dazzling white villa is easy to understand.  Take, for instance, the Casa Del Acantilado in Alicante, designed by Fran Silvestre Architectos.

Located on a steep site with sweeping views across a bay, the house take the form of a white floating rectangular box, its angular planes and smooth surface cutting a sculptural figure against the craggy hillside.  Inside the box, which contains the main living and bed rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows lead to a long balcony with glass balustrades running along the full length of the building, offering unobstructed views of the surrounding hills and sea below.  A rectangular infinity pool sits on a lower platform, framed by dramatic double-height walls and a sculptural free-standing staircase.  The decor inside is sleek and minimalist, focusing all attention on the expansive view outside.  This is a slick, almost meditative space that makes a real mark on the environment.

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Simple, sculptural furniture works wonderfully well in minimalist spaces.  Try the Element dining table from Desalto, the Seatshell chair from Frederik Roije and the Bitop coffee table from Coedition.

Element Dining Table - Rectangle   Seatshell Chair Basic   Bitop Table with Glass Top


For minimalist yet sculptural lighting try the Skylight Tower suspension light from Frederik Roije, the Air wall light from LZF and the Kizu table lamp from New Works.

Skylight Tower Two Air Wall Light   Kizu Table Lamp


For sculptural accessories that make a real presence try the Heirloom vase from Moustache, the Tip Top tray from Ghidini 1961 and the Sula carafe from Incipit.

Heirloom Vase 2  Tip Top Tall Tray   Sula Carafe

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