Sardinera House is a unique house located on top of a Costa Blanca hill (Javea – Alicante) that drops down to the Mediterranean Sea. The location, situated facing a beautiful cove, enjoys sweeping views over the sea, which encourages the use of large exposed concrete walls that soar in different directions. The view is framed between the architecture and the pool water, which stands out against the horizon. One of its most inspiring features are the long porch cantilevers, which due to their constructive system, are embedded between the walls instead of resting on them. This achieves a visual effect that is comes close to the impossible.
The house has a marked material expressiveness, thanks to the use of strong textured finishes. Formal abstraction is combined with a terrestrial material nature, in a subtle play with contrasts. Among the used materials we find L’Antic Colonial’s White Paradise Lake Stone mosaic with which the outdoor pool area floors have been covered. It is a mosaic made with flat pebble natural stone pieces, which suits the transition in these areas. The Calgary Classico BPT limestone also stands out, selected to make the countertops of all the bathrooms of the house along with the basins, which are carved into the block. Another Porcelanosa Group material we can find in Casa Sardinera is the Krion® Solid Surface in RAL 1013 color, used in the kitchen and barbecue countertops.
The project, designed by Ramón Esteve Estudio, has received numerous awards which include the Best Constructed Project in the last edition of Porcelanosa’s 7th Awards, which took place on May 29 at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid.
Texto e imágenes: Ramón Esteve Estudio