This detached home is located in the quiet residential neighborhood of El Encinar de los Reyes, northeast of Madrid in Spain. The residence has been designed by architect Javier de la Calzada as his own home. The architectural details display a cosmopolitan style that is reinforced by contemporary art and pieces of classic design throughout. His art is a collection over the years including the likes of Andy Warhol, Jacobsen, Le Corbusier, Julian Schnabel and Man Ray.
“My personal stamp is the idea of leaving before the structural elements that I consider very mine, as the extension of the cover, a cantilever concrete that ends a two-volume construction”. One of them is a transparent cube with double height glass windows, from where the view extends towards the swimming pool and golf course annex. Another volume, more closed, has been designed to house the bedrooms.
Materials found throughout the home include concrete, corten steel, glass and wenge, lending a feeling of warmth to the spaces. The objective was to give the interior an industrial feel, inspired by the aesthetics of New York lofts, so air ducts were left exposed. Also adding to idea is the open plan concept of the living spaces which is exposed to the exterior landscape by way of the transparent glass facade. On the front facade is a curved concrete wall that mimics the curvature of the cul de sac. Via