The Solo Houses project, a collection of villas in Spain by international architects, has unveiled ‘Solo Office’, a house designed by Belgium’s OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.
Currently under construction in a vast wilderness in the Matarranya region, 200 km south of Barcelona, Solo Office is a vacation home with a ring-shaped roof “that is as thin as possible, simply flooded by the light and landscape in a unique experiment with the surroundings” says Solo Houses, the promoter.
“In Solo Office our aim was to see how far you can diverge from the preconceived idea of a ‘house’ and still create a comfortable place to live in; to produce a house that virtually disappears into its environment.” says Office KGDVS. “The chosen context was ideal for this endeavour, as it is extraordinary and imposing. The very idea of inhabiting the site seems to us an exercise in creating a ‘house’ that is as little house-like as possible, to live in tune with the splendour of the natural environment, without constraints or boundaries between the ‘house’ and the surrounding nature”.