: Threading between trees in a Spanish forest, this ring-shaped residence is the second completed Solo House (@galeria_solo), a series of dream holiday homes designed by leading architects for French developer Christian Bourdais. Brussels-based Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen designed the property for the development in the mountainous region of Matarraña, where Bourdais is planning to eventually build 15 houses and a hotel for the Solo Houses project. The first of the Solo Houses to be completed was a symmetrical concrete residence by Chilean studio @pezovonellrichshausen
, while other planned buildings include a house encased in a lattice of giant sticks by @sou_fujimoto
and a building based on the form of an explosion by @didier.faustino.
The house designed by the Belgian firm occupies a plot on top of a plateau, which provides a panoramic view of the surrounding forest and landscape. "Since the scenery is so impressive, we felt architecture should be invisible, merely emphasising the natural qualities of the surroundings. A simple circular roof with a diameter of 45 metres underlines the qualities of both the plateau and its edge," said the architects.