Is there an Acropolis in Spain, too, or has a spaceship landed here? When I first saw the picture of the SpronkenHouse, I wasn’t sure if this was a house or a work of art.
53 concrete pillars, placed seemingly at random in the landscape, with frameless windowpanes in between that spectacularly break the separation between inside and out. At night, the residential sculpture glows and – seen from a distance – is reminiscent of a campfire. The image (© Joan Guillamat) has burned itself into my memory.
The house of the Dutch artist and sculptor Xander Spronken appears to be in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by orange and almond trees. It is modelled like a sculpture, standing rough and archaic in the landscape. As lavishly as space is used, so is the choice of materials reduced.
Actually, I don’t need that much space on holiday and I’m also a little worried that I won’t want to leave the house. You find yourself practically right in the middle of the countryside, in the Spanish province of Castellón. The region north of Valencia was never on my bucket list, but now I dream of waterfalls, hot springs and the Mediterranean, of medieval villages, small wineries and the 1813 m high Penyagolosa, which I want to climb. And of the sunset on the terrace of SpronkenHaus. That will be really great.
– Anke Frey, Account Manager HOLIDAYARCHITECTURE
Much of HOLIDAYARCHITECTURE’s work involves dealing with visual material. Sometimes there is a picture that particularly appeals to us – a photo that surprises us, fascinates us, or simply forces us to pay even more attention to a house or look at it from a different perspective. You can find this in our new series “One Picture”.