Ramón Esteve Estudio, cottage in a vineyard in Fontanares (Valencia)
Photos: Mariela Apollonio
The Valencia practice of Ramón Esteve built this dwelling intended as a second home amid pine groves and vineyards outside Fontanares, a rural municipality in the Albaida Valley county. To blend into the landscape, the building with its pitched roof is single-level. An elongated object of white concrete is transversally penetrated by some structural boxes of pinewood that contain different rooms and frame views from inside. Encompassing a floor area of 415 square meters, the project is modularized by 20-centimeter planks that form the boxes, and the boards of the formwork for molding concrete. The furniture and frames follow this modular system. In addition, the cottage incorporates panels for trapping sunlight, a supply of biomass energy, and a mechanism for collecting rainwater.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.