pezo von ellrichshausen architects for solo houses pezo von ellrichshausen architects for solo houses
jun 23, 2013

pezo von ellrichshausen architects for solo houses

 

pezo von ellrichshausen has designed the first home for the solo houses series. now an annual initiative, emerging prominent architecture firms are tasked with encapsulating their design philosophies within a 200 square meter vacation home. innovation and creativity are limitless, providing designers with an opportunity to propose ideal structures with viable budgets. a hollowed monolithic concrete form rises above the landscape providing panoramic views of the matarranya region of spain.


‘solo pezo’ by pezo von ellrichshausen architects for SOLO HOUSES
image © cristobal palma, courtesy of solo houses (also main image)

 

 

 

a substantial base is hidden among the surrounding trees, allowing the inhabitable element to float above the canopy. the volume is rotated such that the corners point in cardinal directions. the circulation consists of a focal courtyard containing a pool, which extends choreographed views through punched fenestration. thick interior concrete walls contain elements needed for service functions while simultaneously providing a heightened sense of privacy and enclosure.


the symmetrical entrance introduces the monolithic concrete structure, emphasising strong verticals and horizontals
‘solo pezo’ by pezo von ellrichshausen architects for SOLO HOUSES
image © cristobal palma, courtesy of solo houses

 

 

 

living spaces are swept to the perimeter veranda, which serves as a hybrid observation platform with full-height windows that fold back to become and open air balcony. the programs flow seamlessly together, encompassing the inner court without partitions. impressions from the wooden form-works create a surface texture on the monochromatic facade and gives scale to the continuous room. a photovoltaic solar system for electricity, closed loop underfloor radiant heating, onsite waste decanting and water storage create a self supporting and energy efficient residence. further exploration is accommodated on the concealed roof carpeted with native vegetation.


tiled walls surrounding the pool provide important shade for cooling in the mediterranean heat
‘solo pezo’ by pezo von ellrichshausen architects for SOLO HOUSES
image © cristobal palma, courtesy of solo houses


the simplicity of relaxation is expressed with minimal furniture designed by the architects
‘solo pezo’ by pezo von ellrichshausen architects for SOLO HOUSES
image © cristobal palma, courtesy of solo houses


‘solo pezo’ by pezo von ellrichshausen architects for SOLO HOUSES
image © cristobal palma, courtesy of solo houses


‘solo pezo’ by pezo von ellrichshausen architects for SOLO HOUSES
image © cristobal palma, courtesy of solo houses


the floating platform dominates the valley
‘solo pezo’ by pezo von ellrichshausen architects for SOLO HOUSES
image © cristobal palma, courtesy of solo houses

 

 


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pouring the foundation structure
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exterior wall detail
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interior detail
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rising high above the tree tops, the house has 360 degree views of the matarranya region
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full-height windows that fold back completely allow play between open and enclosed exterior along the terrace
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veranda overlooking the surrounding landscape
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enclosed pool area with selected views of the surrounding landscape
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floor plan / level 0
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floor plan / level 1
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section
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section
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elevation
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elevation
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section perspective
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model
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process sketch
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process sketch
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project info:

 

location: polygon 13, parcel nº 245, cretas, teruel province, spain
architects: mauricio pezo, sofia von ellrichshausen
associated architects: alberto haering, gonzalo urbizu
collaborators: bernhard maurer, valeria farfan, eleonora bassi, ana franzisca freese
construction: estentor, oscar arias and oscar martin

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  • insane! nice!

    michael says:
  • I want to live here!

    Lana says:
  • insane? for what?
    Nice 3D images.

    archic says:
  • great

    juliano says:
  • Shades of Philip Johnson’s.

    Nelson architect says:
  • incredible organizational scheme, the spectacular qualities of the site were not squandered, there is just so much good innovative design here that is done in almost a quiet manner

    I fail to see the Phillip Johnson connection – this is a very different thing than any of his work that I can recall

    dbkii says:
  • nice drawing atitude and
    great reviveling structure!

    ANTc says:
  • looks like photoshop though!
    is this real?

    michael says:
  • nice renderings

    mihai says:
  • NICE DESIGN NICE TO SEE IT FURNISHED WITH MOSTLY CURRENT DESIGNED FURNITURE INSTEAD OF THE USUAL EAMES, MIES.

    MODERNDESIGN2120 says:
  • very nice!

    ney says:
  • Concept and design well thought out. Congrats to PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN ARCHITECTS. Hope to see the finished product at DB d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • realy good!
    nice pool and relaxing.

    yoshimi says:
  • I want to buy a House like this one. So cool!

  • I want to have a house like this one. Fabulous!

  • Modern and nice! Very quite at night, I guess!! Nice render!

    Dario says:
  • No!
    I don’t like it.
    because it devastates the view of forest.

    MH SN says:
  • What a beautiful place. This design shows the power of simple geometry.

    Mac McDougal says:
  • ok, love the positive energy, here, but can I be practical for a moment? so to enter the house, you climb the narrow stairs, choose which door you want to go into? walk through the storage, robe area, up a small spiral stair that is outside, then through a large glass door into one of the rooms. and to go to a different room you have to go outside through large glass sliding doors, stepping up onto the smallest step in history? and if your inside your in a very narrow small room? AWESOME…

    morgan says:
  • Amazing design, it stoled me the mind.

    Sexbasstian says:

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