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.

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
approach to the house
image © david frutos | all images courtesy of xpiral

 

 

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.

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
landscape rises to cover the basement level
image © david frutos

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
corten screen shields from the sun
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
(left) windows protrude from the elevation | (right) stairway rising from the basement level
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
stairway
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
coastal view
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
pivot door to balcony
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
kitchen
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
view of living room with dining and kitchen beyond
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
bathroom
image © david frutos

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
bathroom
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
at dusk
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
backdrop of distant mountains
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
at night
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XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
floor plan / level 0

 

 

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
floor plan / level 1

 

 

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
floor plan / level -1

 

 

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
section

 

 

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
section

 

 

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
elevation

 

 

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
elevation

 

 

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
elevation

 

 

XPIRAL designs windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre, spain
elevation

 

 

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