A ceramic house designed to celebrate traditional craftsmanship.

Located on the outskirts of Valencia, Spain, House in Bétera pays homage to traditional craftsmanship while providing the clients with a contemporary and airy living space. Architecture studio Hugo Mompó designed the dwelling with one story and a simple rectangular form. Local building restrictions and the topography of the site influenced the design, but the studio also maximized the project’s potential with a minimalist and strong silhouette and a thoughtful use of materials. While it resembles exposed brick from a distance, the exterior is actually made with ceramic tiles in a warm brown color. The architecture firm also used ceramic for the pool area and the interior of the house.

Inside the house, the team designed eight rooms with equal proportions. Ceramic flooring and ceilings complement white walls. At the same time, they enhance the airy feel of the living spaces “captured” between the two solid planes. Built without dividing walls, the interior is open, with rooms seamlessly flowing into one another. Sliding panels and rattan-like roller blinds allow the inhabitants to create private areas as needed. Likewise, the clients can easily transform the patio into a completely closed area. The design of the living spaces optimizes comfort along with passive heating and cooling systems. This way, the contemporary house celebrates ceramic tile crafting traditions in an energy efficient living space. Photographs© Mariela Apollonio.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Diagonal House

    A brutalist house nestled in a rocky landscape on a Greek island. Built on a…

  • Emma’s House

    A modern house partly built within the ruins of a stable in the Italian Alps….

  • Threshold Stairs House

    A Corten steel and wood extension designed for an existing house in Spain. Situated in…

  • Redhill Barn

    A farm building from 1810 transformed into a warm house that celebrates its past. Located…

  • The Brook

    A tiny house that’s big on comfort and sustainable design. Designed and built by Australian…

  • Casa del Sapo

    A concrete house built on a beach in Oaxaca, Mexico. Contemporary Mexican architecture merges traditional…

  • Kostelec Residence

    An elongated one-story volume built in the countryside in the Cezch Republic. Located in the…

  • Alexander House

    An architecture firm’s office, this house is also a residential architecture showcase. Designed by architecture…

  • House LO

    A sustainable house designed to become a part of a natural landscape. Designed by Lina…

  • House D-S

    An imaginative and modern take on Flemish architecture. Many architectural designs draw inspiration from their…

  • Gawthorne’s Hut

    A cozy off-grid retreat built among pastures on a working farm in Australia. Inspired by…

Take me there

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

  • Heckfield Place

    Refined design and sustainability meet in a high-end biodynamic hotel in Hampshire, England. Baptized by…

  • Baja Club Hotel

    A colonial-style villa from 1910 and a contemporary volume transformed into a refined lifestyle hotel….

  • Piaule Catskill

    A tranquil retreat in upstate New York. After founding their own homeware brand, Piaule, in…

loader