The solo house project is a brainchild of the French developer Christian Bourdais. For this project of minimalist architecture, he asked a new wave of established architects, to populate a mountain terrain in eastern Spain, called Matarrana.
Following in the footsteps of office KGDVS, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, and Johnston Marklee, the scheme forms part of Christian Bourdais’ solo houses project — and initiative that asks a new wave of architecture practices to populate the remote Spanish landscape with small resort-style dwellings.
The beautiful structure we’re displaying and writing about today is one by the Japanese, Tokyo-based architectural practice Makato Takei + Chie Nabeshima. The practice of Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima is primarily known for superior residential designs built in both natural and urban contexts. They’re well known for their awarded projects as; the Ring House, Figured Glass House, Gate Villa, and Helix House.
The duo’s belief in so-called condensed architecture, which neither blends into its surroundings nor confronts them, has enriched the “in-between-ness” of their architecture.
The Solo House appears as an upside down concrete pyramid that has been partially sunken into the rural terrain. Large apertures provide the home with daylight and ventilation, while internal living spaces are organized around a series of mezzanines or platforms, set at different heights. As the property is embedded into the sloping topography, guests enter at the dwelling’s intermediate storey — an elevated platform that overlooks the dining area below.
This belief translates beautifully into the amazing futuristic building and pool in this rugged, but yet idyllic landscape. It looks like the perfect holiday destination with the view and the refreshing pool combined.
See also Architecture design by Michael Jantzen HERE!