OFFICE: Solo House

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen’s house in Cretas, Spain, is fully open, and provides a maximum relationship between the dweller and the Mediterranean nature.

Office KGDVS, Solo House, Cretas, Spain, 2017
The house is placed on the edge of a plateau, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Since the surrounding landscape is so impressive, Office KGDVS felt architecture should be invisible, merely emphasizing the natural qualities of the surroundings. A simple circular roof with a diameter of 40 meters underlines the qualities of both the plateau and its edge.


The roof functions as a shelter, and forms the perimeter of the inhabited surface. The roof is held by four straight rows of eight columns, which cut chords from the circular base shape. Only these four areas are inhabited, with variable levels of protection. Large stretches of curtain facade slide on the outer edge of the circle, allowing the living areas to fully open, and providing a maximum relationship between the dweller and the surrounding nature.

Img.1 Office KGDVS, Solo House, Cretas, Spain, 2017
Img.6 Office KGDVS, Solo House, Cretas, Spain, 2017

Solo House, Cretas, Spain
Program: single family house
Architect: Office KGDVS
Associated architects: Diogo Porto Architects
Collaborator: Jan Lenaerts
Artist intervention: Pieter Vermeersch
Technical architect: Alfonso Arrufat
Installations: Montañes Instalaciones
Structural engineering: Laguens Arquitectos Asociados
Contractor: Construccions Ferras Prat
Area: 550 sqm
Completion: 2017

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