House on the Cliff – Casa del Acantilado Alicante

Alicante Waterfront Residence, Mediterranean Property, Spanish Seaview House

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

Contemporary Residence in southern Spain – design by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

page updated 10 Jul 2017 ; 19 Nov 2012

Casa del Acantilado

House on the Cliff

Design: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Location: Calpe, Alicante

House on the Cliff in Alicante, Spain

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

Photographs : Diego Opazo

HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
CALPE, ALICANTE

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

We like the virtue of architecture which makes possible constructing a house on air, walking on water…

An abrupt plot of land overlooking the sea, where what is best is to do nothing. It invites to stay.

A piece that respects the land’s natural contour is set in it.

Above, a shadow, the house itself, looking calmly at the Mediterranean.

Under the sun, the swimming-pool brings us closer to the sea, it becomes a quiet cove.

In the inflection point, the stairway proposes a evocative path, a garden in the basement…

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

Due to the steepness of the plot and the desire to contain the house in just one level, a three-dimensional structure of reinforced concrete slabs and screens adapting to the plot’s topography was chosen, thus minimizing the earthwork. This monolithic, stone-anchored structure generates a horizontal platform from the accessing level, where the house itself is located. The swimming-pool is placed on a lower level, on an already flat area of the site.

The concrete structure is insulated from the outside and then covered by a flexible and smooth white lime stucco. The rest of materials, walls, pavements, the gravel on the roof… all maintain the same colour, respecting the traditional architecture of the area, emphasizing it and simultaneously underlining the unity of the house.

House on the Cliff in Alicante, Spain

House on the Cliff, Alicante – Building Information

Title: HOUSE ON CLIFFSIDE, CALPE, ALICANTE
ARCHITECTURE: FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS
PROJECT TEAM: Fran Silvestre | Principal in charge; María José Sáez | Principal in charge
Maria Masià | Collaborator Architect; Adrián Mora | Collaborator Architect; Jordi Martínez | Collaborator Architect; José V. Miguel | Collaborator Architect
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: David Gallardo | UPV
BUILDING ENGINEER: Vicente Ramos, Esperanza Corrales, Javier Delgado
INTERIOR DESIGN: ALFARO HOFMANN
FOTOGRAPHY: Diego Opazo
VIDEO: Alfonso Calza
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION: Adrián Mora | Architect
COLLABORATORS: Fran Ayala | Arquitecto; Ángel Fito | Arquitecto
CONTRACTOR: Construcciones Alabort
LOCATION: Toix Mascarat. Calpe. Alicante
SITE AREA: 962,84 m2
BUILT AREA: 242,00 m2
COST (P.E.M.): 650.000 euros

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante House on the Cliff in Alicante, Spain

BUILDING SERVICES
Sanitaryware: Toilet and bidet | Arquitect Suspendido, Noken. (Grupo Porcelanosa); Wash-basins | Arquitect Suspendido, Noken (Grupo Porcelanosa); Sanitary Fittings | Lounge, Noken. (Grupo Porcelanosa); Lighting | Fluorescent linear lights; Light Fittings | LS 990 Series, Jung; Conditioning | Heating and cooling ceiling system

House on the Cliff in Alicante, Spain

FINISHES
Paving: Interiors | Polished Thassos white L’Antic Colonial (Grupo Porcelanosa); Exteriors | Sandblasted Blanco Almería marble slabs, L’Antic Colonial (Grupo Porcelanosa)
Surfaces: Interiors | Plasterwork; White coated MDF panels RAL 9016; Bathrooms | KRION, SYSTEMPOOL (Grupo Porcelanosa); Exteriors | Thermal insulation + white external render (Sate Vipal / Parex)
Suspended ceiling Smooth plasterboard panels
Paint Walls and ceiling | Matt plastic paint RAL 9016

House on the Cliff in Alicante, Spain

METALWORK & LOCKSMITHING
Interior: Internal and cupboard doors | White lacquered MDF RAL 9016
Exterior: Natural finish anodized aluminium (Vitrocsa)
Glazing: Clear toughened double-glazed unit (8+10+8) (Vitrocsa)
Locksmithing: White lacquered steel RAL 9016 ; Laminated tempered glass, 10+10.4

House on the Cliff : Casa del Acantilado Alicante

EQUIPMENTS
Kitchen: Model G-480, Gamadecor (Studio2) (Grupo Porcelanosa) ; Kitchen counter | SYSTEMPOOL (Grupo Porcelanosa)
Interior furniture: Dining room table | Neta Dynamobel; Dining room chairs | Trazo Dynamobel; Sofa | Definy Grassoler; Lamps | Flos
Exterior furniture Modular sofas | Flat, Gandía Blasco design. Mario Ruiz ; Chairs | Clip, Gandía Blasco design. Mario Ruiz

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