Spain: Solo Houses Rise

A New Dialogue Between Architecture and Nature

By Crosby Doe

In the still native countryside in Southern Catalonia outside of Barcelona in Spain, fresh and exciting concepts for living with nature are taking shape. Like the Houses at Sagaponack in New York, each of the proposed international vacation retreats, which range in size from 160 to 250 square meters, is designed by a different noted architect. Some of the most talented young architects from around the world have contributed their visions. Clearly, the concepts presented are as much art as architecture. Will these idealistic concepts get built? Hopefully. At a minimum the architect’s ideas offer a refreshing new way of looking at the dialogue between the built and natural environment. The good news is that one of the projects, Casa Pezo, is now completed. Keep posted at: solohouses.com


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