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Compluvium House Madrid

24 May 2024

Design: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Valencia

Location: Madrid, Spain

Compluvium House in Madrid

Compluvium House Madrid, Spain luxury property

Photos by Jesús Orrico

Compluvium House Madrid, Spain

The ancient Greeks, Etruscans and Romans implemented in their aristocratic residences a new architectural system known as compluvium, designed to divert rainwater into the impluvium. This structure, located in the heart of the domus, not only had an initial practical function of expelling smoke from internal fires, but also evolved to improve fundamental aspects such as natural lighting, room ventilation and the efficient accumulation of rainwater.

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Over time, the compluvium increased in size and complexity, becoming a crucial element for the aesthetics and functionality of the house, optimizing the comfort and well-being of its residents. This system not only reflected the technical sophistication of these cultures, but also underscored the importance of water as a central resource in domestic and ritual life.

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In the contemporary context of this house located in the center of Madrid, this architectural tradition is reinterpreted to adapt to current needs. The house, like the ancient domus, uses a central element that provides privacy from neighboring buildings while organizing the interior space. The rooms and common areas are distributed around this core, opening views toward the interior courtyard.

Compluvium House Madrid, Spain luxury property

The dual functionality of this design allows the house to enjoy an open and fluid spatiality, while maintaining a protected atmosphere. The interaction between the interior and exterior is enriched by the presence of a sheet of water in the courtyard, which not only refreshes the environment but also provides a visual and acoustic focal point.

Compluvium House Madrid, Spain luxury property

This sheet of water is strategically placed to take advantage of the elevated views over the adjacent houses, offering a visual showcase to the sky and the natural elements, recalling the original functionality of the Roman compluvium.

Compluvium House Madrid, Spain luxury property

Compluvium House in Madrid, Spain – Building Information

Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Valencia –

PROJECT TEAM: Fran Silvestre | Principal in charge / Carlos Lucas | Principal in charge


BUILDING ENGINEER CONSULTANTS: Consuelo Astasio | Technical Architect of the Project

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS: Estructuras Singulares



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María Masià | Collaborating Architect
Pablo Camarasa | Collaborating Architect
Ricardo Candela | Collaborating Architect
Estefania Soriano | Collaborating Architect
Sevak Asatrián | Collaborating Architect
José María Ibañez | Business developer CCG y México
Andrea Baldo | Collaborating Architect
Angelo Brollo | Collaborating Architect
Paloma Feng | | Collaborating Architect
Javi Herrero | Collaborating Architect
Gino Brollo | Collaborating Architect
Paco Chinesta | Collaborating Architect
Anna Alfanjarín | Collaborating Architect
Laura Bueno | Collaborating Architect
Toni Cremades | Collaborating Architect
Susana León | Collaborating Architect
David Cirocchi | Collaborating Architect
Neus Roso | Collaborating Architect
Nuria Doménech | Collaborating Architect
Andrea Raga | Collaborating Architect
Olga Martín | Collaborating Architect
Víctor González | Collaborating Architect
Pepe Llop | Collaborating Architect
Alberto Bianchi | Collaborating Architect
Lucía Domingo | Collaborating Architect
Alejandro Pascual | Collaborating Architect
Pablo Simò | Collaborating Architect
Andrea Blasco | Collaborating Architect
Ana Bono | Collaborating Architect
Claudia Escorcia | Collaborating Architect
Laura Palacio | Collaborating Architect
Carlos Perez | Collaborating Architect
Jovita Cortejo | Collaborating Architect

Compluvium House Madrid modern home and pool

Ana de Pablo | Financial & Administration Dept. Director
Sara Atienza | Marketing & PR Dept. Director

Valeria Fernandini | Financial Department
Sandra Mazcuñán | Management Department
Kateryna Spuziak | Marketing Department
Julián Garcia | Graphic Designer

Compluvium House Madrid modern home and pool

LOCATION: Madrid, Spain

BUILT AREA: 629 m2

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Climate control: Geothermal, Underfloor heating, Fancoil.
Mechanisms: Mechanisms Jung ZERO
Lighting: Fossed in false ceiling. LED linear luminaire.

Compluvium House Madrid modern home and pool



Interior: Porcelain Saloni Majestic Gray
Exterior and Pool Porcelain: Saloni Majestic Gray
Facing Porcelain: Saloni Majestic Gray
Lacquered wood paneling
Laminated wood paneling
Betacril Concrete Gray and Cloud Gray


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Interior: Custom wood interior carpentry

Exterior: Minimalist aluminum carpentry. IMG Windows
Doors : Sensem. Custom pivot doors

Compluvium House Madrid modern home and pool


Project Work. Custom made wooden furniture

Decorative pieces. Designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, produced by Nerinea:
Sculpture: Afrodita Marquina Marble
Tray: ONE Marquina Marble
Table: Hera Marquina Marble

Compluvium House living spaces

BATHROOM: Sanitaryware
Roca Inspira Round Onix suspended toilet
Roca Inspira Round Onix compact toilet
Roca In wash in-tank toilet

Mobiliario Bespoke Betacril Concret Gray Furniture

Compluvium House Madrid kitchen

KITCHEN: Kitchen
Custom made wooden furniture

Compluvium House, Madrid, Spain images / information received 240524 from Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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