January 10, 2020


PORCELANOSA Group Projects: A detached house in Finestrat between the sea and the mountains

Architects Manolo Cortés and Trinidad Batet from the Arquibacor studio have built this family home using the PORCELANOSA Group Premium collections.

The interplay of light and the cubic shapes define the main structure of the house, whose rooms are dominated by beige and white tones with structures based on natural stone.

With views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Puig Campana Mountains, this family home in Finestrat (Alicante) is built in a style reminiscent of Cubism with a combination of volumes and pure forms that blend into the landscape.

Designed by architects Manolo Cortés and Trinidad Batet from the Arquibacor studio and built by Infinobras, the interior design of this house combines classical features with a strictly minimalist style. Each of its rooms is the work of designer Andrey Malygin, who has chosen neutral tones and natural textures based on wood and natural stone.


Sustainable architecture

The decorative elements included in the design reflect a dialogue between classical and modern with open structures and sober colours in tune with the terrain.

This can be seen in the use of XLight Nox and XLight Concrete Beige Nature by Urbatek for the façade and the arches over the entrance, where solutions developed by Butech Building Technology were also used. This large-format extra-fine porcelain tile (100 cm x 300 cm) is very light, durable, easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance.

In view of its strength and superior technical characteristics, this material has also been used as cladding, creating a concrete effect which balances the appearance of the property.


White as a common feature

The same approach can be seen in the illuminated steps and the terrace, where XLight Stark White predominates. Used as flooring, this white porcelain makes the house lighter and highlights the intensity of the browns, greys and blues used in different areas.

Turquoise blue is the main colour of the DPI Mix collection by L’Antic Colonial. The whole pool is lined with this mosaic, giving a sensation of greater depth. Starting from the terrace, the construction appears to extend into the house unifying the overall design.


Interconnected by clear, pure lines, all the rooms maintain the same aesthetic style, coming together to form a common space. This includes the kitchen, whose open structure is inspired by Portobello marble, an image and texture echoed by XTone Porto Grey, the sintered mineral surface by Urbatek used for the worktops. Its intense white and grey veins unify the indoor and outdoor areas, highlighting the concept of minimalist housing.

Marble has also been chosen for the main bathroom, but this time black has been used. The Havana Dark Pulido collection by L’Antic Colonial is black with orange veins, creating a balanced contrast with the bathroom furniture, the taps from the Tono (Noken) collection and the Prisma Bronze wall tiles by Venis. Its geometric patterns and metallized finish create a mirror effect in which each piece appears to have a movement of its own.


Lighter and more neutral collections have been chosen for the other bathrooms. They include the Persia collection and Capri Linear wall tiles, both by Porcelanosa, the Tanzania Wine collection by Starwood ceramic wood (PORCELANOSA Group) and Krion™ reflective white, the compact mineral used for the Ros washbasin on the ground floor.

The Butech Shower Deck tray was used in the showers, where water filters through the joints of the ceramic tiles, their appearance resembling that of wooden flooring.

A panoramic view of Finestrat from the property.



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