Fran Silvestre,建筑师的专业建筑ETSA(荣誉)的瓦伦西亚和城市规划专业的(荣誉)涂/ e科技项目(埃因霍温)、博士在项目内的瓦伦西亚理工大学项目从香港现代看2012- 2016(以优等成绩毕业),在2010- 2012年期间，是一个教授的项目瓦伦西亚,理工大学的建筑学院主任和助理。
Fran Silvestre, architect in the specialtyof building (Honors) by the ETSA of Valencia and in the specialty of TownPlanning (Honors) by the TU/e (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven), Phd at thePolytechnic University of Valencia within the program project from theterritory a modern look 2012-2016 (Magna Cum Laude), is a professor in theDepartment of Projects of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and assistantdirector of the School of Architecture in the period 2010-2012.
The project consists of completely redesigning a sailboat. This is a 20-meter long Turkish schooner that was originally owned by a renowned British music promoter. It has two masts slightly inclined towards the stern.
This type of boat was used for fishing and as a cargo ship, but later they were also used in regattas. The first one carried out in 1851 was won by the schooner America that today gives its name to the famous competition.
The exercise of working in a discipline very close to architecture, but with many peculiarities, is an extremely stimulating task. Together with a team of naval engineers, we explored the limits of a design in which small-scale ergonomics was of the utmost importance.
The great advantage of this multidisciplinary team consists of a prejudice-free view of the naval world that allows us to ask questions in most of the occasions obvious, reaching solutions that have quickly become part of our architectural practice.
Many people who have visited the ship are surprised by the versatility of the spaces, with the compact solution of the bathrooms, or the kitchen.
We considered stripping the boat of the innumerable ornaments that covered it and changing the interior configuration to provide it with three cabins with built-in bathrooms and a fourth cabin for the two crew members also with its own bathroom, this program would be unthinkable if we were talking about a house of the same area.
The openings of the main space were modified, making the habitable volume completely open to the outside, but using a solution that mimics these tears in the same white color of the hull of the boat.
Originally the central deck was full of hatches that prevented having a smooth surface on which to enjoy sailing, the new design incorporates a cross ventilation in the circulation area that improves indoor air quality and at the same time frees up the roof space.