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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Solo Houses, a project that redefines the concept of second homes

Solo KGDVS Office - Solo HousesThe Solo Houses project is formed of twelve holiday or second homes with a fantastic avant-garde design. Each one of them has been designed with full creative freedom by twelve internationally prestigious architecture and design studios like Pezo von Elrichshausen, Sou Fujimoto, Johnston Marklee, Didier Faustino, Tatiana Bilbao, Kersten Geers & David Van Severen from KGDVS Office, Anne Holtrop Studio, Barozzi Veiga, Bijoy Jain from Mumbai Studio, Rintala Eggerston Arquitects, Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample from MOS studio and Makoto Takei as well as Chie Nabeshima from TNA Architects.

Solo Houses’ aim is to construct the first set of signature houses in Europe, with the Aragonese region of Matarraña, in Spain, the chosen area to carry out this project. Specialised architecture and design magazines and the general press consider this architectural project to be one of the most beautiful projects in the world. The Solo Houses properties are true works of art, surrounded by a beautiful landscape which combines architecture and sculptures in a unique way.

Solo KGDVS Office – design detailsSituated only two hours away from Barcelona, the region of Matarraña is a fantastic settlement with an idyllic natural landscape, streams of pristine water, olive and almond tree fields, as well as numerous charming medieval towns. Moreover, the area boasts lots of peace and privacy, far away from the hustle and bustle of the major city, yet offering a wide range of possibilities regarding leisure, spare time and sports activities.

Nature and sports lovers will be enthralled with the beautiful surroundings of this region where they can find the wonderful Los Puertos de Beceite nature park, an area of great natural richness, and the Delta del Ebro nature park, as well as exquisite beaches, only 45 minutes away by car. Also they can do adventure sports like paddle boarding, kayaking or kite surfing, hiking through Delta del Ebro, fishing or observing migratory birds.

Solo Pezo - Solo Houses ProjectRegarding the gastronomy, connoisseurs will be able to taste oysters on the open sea, taste exquisite wines and try typical dishes of the region with a large gastronomical tradition. Moreover, they will not be able to miss the different fairs and festivals to become familiar with products of the region like wine (The wine fairs of Cretas and Gandesa), honey (Arnes’ honey fair), mushrooms (Beceite’s mushroom fair), olive oil (Calaceite’s olive oil fair) and spirits (Prat de Comte’s spirit festival).

The location of the Solo Houses project’s properties, designed as second homes, is distinguishable thanks to its privacy, as it is located in an area that has been depopulated since the beginning of the 20th Century. Given that it is located in an isolated area, the big challenge of designing each of the properties is to create self-sufficient houses that do not depend on the infrastructures of the neighbouring towns. For this reason, the houses are equipped with a waste treatment system, solar panels, water tanks and underfloor heating.

Solo Pezo – interior courtyard detailsIt is worth highlighting that the region comes with an excellent connection to Reus airport, situated a little more than an hour away by car, as well as the airports of Barcelona, Castellón and Valencia.

If you want to enjoy a unique architectural experience and are interested in acquiring one of the Solo Houses project’s properties, do not hesitate to contact Amat Luxury.

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