Located in Madrid, Spain, The Roncero House is an expansive residence with a contemporary design. The house was designed by ALT arquitectura and Ángel Luis Tendero and Bernardo Cummins. The construction was completed in 2011. The house is built into a slope and it features a narrow structure. It’s a two-storey residence with distinct entrances on each floor, which is quite unusual.
This was a difficult project that had to result into a non-logical structure with huge concrete surfaces. It had to be and to look contemporary and, as you can see, it was a success. The concrete structures that have been placed randomly are both interesting and intriguing.
The residence also features a large glass skylight that lets the inhabitants admire the stars, if there are any, and to experience the feeling of being outside without actually doing it. The main material used is obviously concrete. In addition, fluted metal and stainless steel has also been used. The design of this house is so unusual that it’s hard even to find the windows. All I know is that they are aluminum finished steel and they feature straight angles. The idea behind this project was to create a large and massive concrete structure and to make it seem light and even floating. I would say that it was a success.