Les Pedreres House

From the early stages of this new build project situated in Rocafort (Valencia), we sought to design a home which…

Rocafort, Valencia. Spain
Residential. Detached house
Project year
Plot area
650 m²
Built-up area
275,55 m²
Usable area
227,75 m²
Juan Pablo Mas
Collaborating architects
Ricardo Gómez-Lechón
Project management
Mas Millet Architects
Construction management
Manuel Ortells
Health and safety coordination
Manuel Ortells
Vicente García Morales SL
Alfonso Calza

From the early stages of this new build project situated in Rocafort (Valencia), we sought to design a home which would maintain a balance between rural and contemporary features, combining a solid, modern style with elements inherited from the surrounding Valencian countryside.

Without sacrificing cutting-edge design in every one of the rooms, we were able to build a house inspired by Valencian rural architecture, which is particularly apparent in the house’s volumetry, voids and roofs, as well as in the materials and construction solutions employed.

The house is composed of two floors and a basement, and the exterior features a render finish, stone skirting, metallic carpentry and roof tiles. It is characterised by its excellent orientation and highly functional layout. When designing the configuration of the house, we sought to harness the natural lighting and cross ventilation flows inside and the Levante breeze outside by intentionally orienting the rooms and terraces.

The rocky plot on which the house is built is reflected on the façade, which is surrounded by stone skirting, serving as a point of contact embedding the house in the landscape.

The garden enveloping the house in cool, leafy vegetation and established Mediterranean pines is an added bonus. The pine grove casts pleasant shadows onto the courtyards and terraces, regulating the temperatures in all seasons of the year.