Architecture Design of Szoke House

Description About The Project

Szoke House designed by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos, located on the southern slopes of Monte Abantos. The house adapt the owner’s demand for the house which blends with the natural environment. Also, making the most out of the landscape around it.

Hence, to meet the aim of the project, the house fragmented into a sequence of small connected volumes. That settle into fairly steep land in order to achieve a small-scale object that blends with the ground, especially in the upper part of the plot. The texture and color of the house, made of rusted corten steel, merges with the granite stoned ground darkened by erosion as well as the reddish tones of the pine trees. In addition to this, the house turns toward the Northeast as well, with a large porch that faces the Domes of the Monastery and it’s opened on two fronts to take advantage of the cool air currents from the pine forest.

Once insides, the lowest area of ​​the house contains an office, a games room, a workshop, a guest master bedroom, a laundry room, storage, and a utility room. Besides, the main level divided by the access to the house into two areas: the sleeping area to the left and the kitchen, the living dining room area, and the library to the right, making the latter the highest volume and the space with the best views of the house.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
The entire envelope system, its cladding, and sloping roofs are solved with a unique corten steel finishing solution. With this predominant material and the particular design of the house that lands on the slope it is intended to integrate the building with its surroundings.
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Indeed, through different levels in its interior, the Szoke House opens itself to the landscape and its magnificent views through large perforations in order to find the best orientation for the long winter of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos
Szoke House, harmony with landscape by Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos

The Szoke House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: Szoke House is located on the southern slopes of Monte Abantos, at San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a small town close to the city of Madrid. Monte Abantos is full of pine trees and stands out for its unevenness and its rocky areas. The aim of the project is to ensure that the house blends with the natural environment it settles in and to make the most out of the landscape around it: La Herrería forest to the southwest and the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a basilica and royal palace from the 16th century to the east.  

Photo credit: Jesús Granada| Source: Aranguren Gallegos Arquitectos

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: C. de Otero y Delage, 118, 28035 Madrid, Spain
– Tel: +34 917 34 19 01
– Email: [email protected]

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