Project: Miravent House
Architects: Perretta Arquitectura
Location: Godella, Spain
Area: 6,458 sf
Photographs by: Alfonso Calza
Miravent House by Perretta Arquitectura
Perretta Arquitectura have designed a stunning contemporary home in the municipality of Godella in Spain. The Miravent House is a two-story residence with almost 6,500 square feet of living spaces showered in sunlight through the large amount of floor-to-ceiling windows located on every side of the building.
The building itself is very simple and elegant, made up of horizontal concrete planes and of course, glass walls. In its courtyard is a refreshing swimming pool and a patch of vividly green grass.
The house is located in Campolivar, Godella, it is a large house on a plot of more than 2000 m2 that includes the most notable features of our architecture office, large horizontal planes of concrete that float between glass panels that enclose the interiors spaces. The house, which occupies a plant of 600 m2 between ground floor and first floor, is organized through a geometry based on the sum of two figures, the “I” and the “L”, the first, developed on two floors, contains the night area, with the suite below, three bedrooms on the top floor and the guest room.
The figure in L corresponds to the day area with the living room and kitchen. Both figures are joined by a bridge volume that includes the entrance hall and the staircase on the ground floor and a study area for children on the first floor. The volume corresponding to the room generates a series of cascaded spaces formed by a concatenation of structural sheets that define the final image of the volume. The kitchen is designed to be the place where daily life develops, it is placed at one end of the L, displaced from the rest of the rooms and is totally turned over to the garden, directly connected to the covered terraces, the barbecue and the swimming pool.
The large basement opens onto an English patio where part of the foundations of the old Roman irrigation ditch that passed through the area has been recovered. The house is a set of horizontal and vertical concrete planes that break with the dominant aesthetic in the area since it is located among villas of more than 100 years in the oldest area of Campolivar. This uniqueness has become the hallmark of the Perretta architectural firm.