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A Panoramic Lookout in the Rainforest: Solo House by Pezo

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This astonishing ivory castle-cum-lookout springs up like a concrete toadstool from the heart of a densely forested region high up in Catalonia, Spain in such a way that a panoramic 360 degree view is maximized, while its building footprint is minimized.

The Solo House from Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects is a visionary piece of neo-classical architecture, and the first of a collection of unique Solo Houses.

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Each of the outdoor rooms in the Pezo Solo House is arranged around the perimeter of a central sheltered courtyard that is completely open to the sky.

In a nod to the classical architecture of ancient Greece, the panoramic rotunda is meted out in regular intervals, with its sixteen columns at regular distances marching around the perimeter.

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Because wood rots in the rainforest, the Solo House is built entirely in cast concrete, the concrete a reference to the rough wood it was cast in and to the color of the local limestone.

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The stunning originality of the of the Solo House is clear in the plan. This is simply a pool at the center of a four-sided lookout.

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As a result, the open-to-the-sky swimming pool at its center is almost like a private lake set into the top of a rocky mountain within a vast expanse of forest. A completely original idea.

The Solo House collection is an invitation-only collection from talented young international architects of innovative vacation homes that respond in a unique way to the environment. Studio Mumbai, Mos Office and Didier Faustino of Mésarchitectures are among others who have been invited to submit their ideas as well.

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One comment so far to “A Panoramic Lookout in the Rainforest: Solo House by Pezo”
  1. steve Says:

    Very good idea, and beautifull design.
    But does it fit into the landscape? Is it able to integrate into the landscape?

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