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dec 13, 2012

xpiral: windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre

‘windsurfer house’ by xpiral, puntas de calnegre, lorca, spainimage © david frutosall 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 farmlandattract 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 leadsto the bedroom areas. culminating with the best panoramic views of the mountains and sea, the highest floor contains the kitchen, dining andliving 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 houseimage © david frutos

 

 

landscape rises to cover the basement levelimage © david frutos

 

 

corten screen shields from the sunimage © david frutos

 

 

(left) windows protrude from the elevation(right) stairway rising from the basement levelimage © david frutos

 

 

stairwayimage © david frutos

 

 

coastal viewimage © david frutos

 

 

pivot door to balconyimage © david frutos

 

 

kitchenimage © david frutos

 

 

view of living room with dining and kitchen beyondimage © david frutos

 

 

bathroomimage © david frutos

 

 

bathroomimage © david frutos

 

 

at duskimage © david frutos

 

 

backdrop of distant mountainsimage © david frutos

 

 

at nightimage © david frutos

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

floor plan / level 1

 

 

floor plan / level -1

 

 

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project info:

 

 

author: javier peña galiano promotor: juan cañavate llopiscolaborator: jesús galera, pablo garcíacontractor: juan cañavate llopisrigger: javier valverdestructure: eduardo ideeephotographer: david frutoslocation: puntas de calnegre, 30876, lorca, murcia

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