xpiral: windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre xpiral: windsurfer house in puntas de calnegre
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



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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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