Spronken House

Spronken House

Architect
Xander Spronken
Location
Les Useres, Spain
Project Year
2017
Category
Private Houses
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Spronken House

Xander Spronken as Architects

A sculpture that has no rhythm but with details inspired by the ancient Fibonacci sequence.  Fifty-three concrete pillars carry a roof of old mooring posts that weigh down on you bringing back a sensation of earthing and rooting.

The villas are composed of large floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views of the Iberian mountains with the 1.800m high Penyagolosa summit as its centrepiece.  Accessed via a private gate the 6 hectares private property consists of two separate houses with each its own swimming pool. Both houses are equipped with air-conditioning, floor-heating, large fitted kitchens, lounge areas, and two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms each. Additionally, the houses are eco-friendly, operating on solar energy and heated by a heat pump.

 

At the centre of the Castellon Hills, a 30 minute drive away from the Mediterranean Sea lies a small private road leading to an immensity of land that serves as a large earthy canvas full of Almond and Olive trees. This area and the many medieval villages surrounding it, could easily be mistaken for Tuscany, the Spanish Tuscany.  At the center of it all, are two villas designed by the Dutch artist Xander Spronken. A sculpture? Not quite... A house? Not exactly... This Spanish retreat is the culmination of both. It greets you with its host of 6-meter high concrete pillars that do not loom so much as they soar. 

 

Material Used:

1. Conrete, 53 Support Pillars

2. Wood, Roof Structure, Used Azobé Mooring Posts

3. Wood, Sealing, Used Azobé Shipboards

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