Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The rather Minimalist forms of these studios may have affinities as well to certain Swiss architects, as represented by Peter Zumthor, and to the influential example of Alberto Campo Baeza in Madrid. But Fran Silvestre is not an essentialist, in search of some lost, rooted authenticity, nor do we find him tuning in to the divine harmonies of perfect geometric form under the light. His art, for all its abstraction, is more about the problem at hand, and how to create a setting for daily life that lifts us out of the ordinary, and towards a more complete and awakened sensual engagement with our surroundings.