SOLO OFFICE PEZO · SOLO HOUSES
First collection of holiday rental architecture in Europe
Architectural experiences where you’ll feel the pleasure of being disconnected, and in harmony with nature…
Solo Pezo is the first Solo Houses project.
Thanks to its platform design providing elevation and the most privileged of views of this breathtaking landscape, guests will feel like they’re floating on air.
Made entirely of concrete, the building is perfectly symmetrical. The heart of the house revolves around the central courtyard and original swimming pool, harking back to Mediterrean architecture and the search for a cool, shaded refuge from the long days of summer.
All rooms have the ability to open up, transforming them into terraces with the most privileged viewpoint over the surrounding and remarkable scenery.
Arquitects: Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Pezo von Ellrichshausen studio
No. of guests: 5
The interior is functional, simple but comfortable with little decoration so as not to detract from the desired experience. Magnificent beds guarantee quality rest.
Main suite complete with double bed.
Tripple suite with three single beds.
Kitchen with a dining room area.
Living room with chimney.
Swimming pool with solarium.
Solo Houses is found within 100 hectares of natural landscape in the region of Matarraña, Teruel, considered the Tuscany of Spain, where one feels truly alone and isolated from the wider world.
Its promoters, gallery owners Christian Bourdais y Eva lbarrán, carefully searched for grounds free of eyesoars, and a landscape that was untouched by man, until they found this perfect location.
The countryside setting inspired them to create this collection of architecture, 15 projects and 15 21st-century experiences that they hope will stand the test of time.
This is a design that combines and fuses with nature, its spaces constantly blurring boundaries between the indoors and outdoors in order to create the ideal refuge for those seeking to escape and disconnect.
The architects chosen to take on this ambitious project are of the world’s most promising, potential future Pritzker prize-winners (an award considered ‘the nobel of architecture’).
They work with one goal in mind: to question each and every convention associated with second homes.
What should a weekend house be like today? We want to reinvent the concept from a contemporary standpoint, respecting the architects’ creativity, which has been so reduced by constructors, says Bourdais.
At the moment we can enjoy Solo Pezo and Solo Office KGDVS. It’s forseen that the project, including a hotel of 35 bedooms, will be completed by 2024.
Solo Houses is found on 100 hectares of farmland, where only the sounds of nature can be heard, spectacular dawns and dusks enjoyed, and where one will get lost in nature, with not a soul to be seen for miles. Guests will enjoy walks among olive groves and almond trees and breathe in the aromas of the Mediterrean forest, listen to the sound of grasshoppers by day, and crickets by night…
A spot of luxury in the middle of nowhere, worth every bit of the journey to this secluded place. El Viajero (The Traveller). El País. 2018
And for those wanting to explore the area, we recommend Cretas, a charming nearby medieval town with just 600 inhabitants, a walk in Calaceite, or a dip in the natural swimming pools in the region of Matarraña considered the Tuscany of Spain.
A wide range of cultural routes are available, from a trek that takes you to medieval Iberian tumbs, not to forget the region’s gastronomy, to be enjoyed in the many magnificent restaurants that can be found close to the estate.
An experience where the past remains in tact, and the future is the present.
A destination to enjoy weekend breaks, spend the summer holidays, get some relaxation and respite from the city, and host special events.
Welcome to the Solo Houses experience.
Credit Pictures, owned by Solo Houses. Pezo von Ellrichshausen