Soriano House by Beyt Architects
Edited by : Dana Al Qottob
This residential project has two main design driving ideas: Firstly, a clean and efficient layout due to its
long and narrow plot size; and secondly the use of patios and louvers to create an interplay
of light and privacy throughout the house.
Volumetrically, the house is designed around a straightforward sloping 35 meter long facade
only broken by a strong element of bare concrete at its ground floor. The contrast between
the pure white volume and the concrete inlayed with wood textures, is accentuated with
the dialogue of an identical expression of vertical louvers in both volumes.
Three main patios connect the different floors: a small one at the entrance in the intersection
of both volumes, a second one connecting also with the underground, guides the stairs
through the vertical circulation, and the final one opens the dining room to the backyard.
The living room opens widely to the garden with a 4 meter long glass sliding door, and the
kitchen replicates the concept with an open corner that brings the landscape and the olive
tree inside the house as well as project the cooking area into the outside.
A bespoke bookcase frames the main staircase into the double height space opening into
the main living area,and the rest of the interiors have been left pure and neutral, letting the
materials and design speak by themselves.
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Project information :
Project name: Soriano House
Architecture firm: Beyt Architects in collaboration with Bac Estudio de Arquitectura
Building Engineer: Enrique Alario
Contractor: Nideker Houses
Pictures: Adrián Mora Maroto
Completion year: 2018
Project Location: Valencia, Spain
Project Type: residential