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dec 13, 2012

xpiral: windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre

‘windsurfer house’ by xpiral, puntas de calnegre, lorca, spain
image © david frutos
all images courtesy of xpiral



in a small seaside town of puntas de calnegre, near lorca, spain, the ‘windsurfer house’ gives a local enthusiast of the sport designed by
spanish architect javier peña galiano of xpiral. geographically located between africa and europe, the mediterranean area features scenic
and cultural distinctiveness amidst a rural and fishing lifestyle that appeals to tourists. beaches, cliffs, coastal mountains and farmland
attract visitors while the local residents retain less benefits. an existing and incomplete structure became the starting point, adapting to
the started footprint and adding or substituting for the new construction.


the landscape undulates upward to cover a walk-out basement and garage for vehicles and boats. at the elevated ground level, the entrance leads
to the bedroom areas. culminating with the best panoramic views of the mountains and sea, the highest floor contains the kitchen, dining and
living area with pivoting glass door to access a terrace. the vertical circulation, exposed and hand built treads of 10mm chapon HEB along a beam
creates a sculptural element.



approach to the house
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landscape rises to cover the basement level
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corten screen shields from the sun
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(left) windows protrude from the elevation
(right) stairway rising from the basement level

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coastal view
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pivot door to balcony
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view of living room with dining and kitchen beyond
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at dusk
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backdrop of distant mountains
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at night
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floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



floor plan / level -1





















project info:



author: javier peña galiano
promotor: juan cañavate llopis
colaborator: jesús galera, pablo garcía
contractor: juan cañavate llopis
rigger: javier valverde
structure: eduardo ideee
photographer: david frutos
location: puntas de calnegre, 30876, lorca, murcia

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