Perched on a lush hillside surrounded by a rural landscape of vineyards and olive groves, the Solo House is an unique second home, with the monolithic concrete structure that supported by a blind podium.
This building is transparent and symmetric, on the upper platform there is a single interior room — a roofless patio with a swimming pool — the only room. The corners can become balconies, terraces or rooms depending on personal desires.
A rough concrete stairs lead to two doors, which lead to the same dark space endowed with a single window and a spiral staircase.
Inspiration from architect:
An elevated condition visible from a distance and another that disappears under the foliage. The platform’s aerial world establishes its own cardinal directions. A perimeter ring, a panoramic rotunda measured by sixteen columns at regular distances, is occupied by a sequence of rooms with informally defined functions.
About Solo House Project:
Created by Christian Bourdais in 2010 to revolutionize the world of architecture in general, and the universe of the secondary home in particular, the Solo Houses are a project of 10 equally “curated” dwellings built by the world’s most talented architects of this generation, and commissioned to each architect with a carte blanche.