Chilean architects Pezo Von Ellrichshausen have completed the construction of Casa Pezo, the first house in a unique property development in Matarraña, Spain called Solo Houses.
Solo Houses is a project consisting of a dozen second homes designed by international avant-garde architects. Pezo Von Ellrichshausen has completed the first of these, a belvedere looking over the Puertos de Beceite Natural Park. “For Maurizio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, this house would then above all dominate the landscape.” says Solo Houses. “Like a platform separated from the mainland by a podium half as wide as the inhabited part providing its occupants with a floating sensation.”
“The structure of Casa Pezo is concrete and the design is governed by perfect symmetry … focusing on a play on verticality and horizontality. Prior to even entering the house, access is on the ground floor through one of the two doors visible.”
“Once on the upper floor it is rapidly clear that the monolith flanking the podium is a swimming pool occupying the central part of a patio totally covered with ceramic tiling. A reference to Mediterranean architecture where solace in coolness and shade is essential.”
“The size of the swimming pool, a quarter of the patio, sets the standard that defines each of the modules deployed in a peripheral ring. Beyond this rigorous and calculated geometric distribution, Casa Pezo is a house with a very simple design and equipped minimally, conducive to relaxation: a dining room, a living room and two bedrooms, with very little furniture most of which was designed moreover by architects. It is entirely open to the exterior by means of large windows that can be completely folded back so that the spaces become fully-fledged terraces.”