A compilation of experimental holiday architecture in the midst of the Catalan wilderness – French real estate developer Christian Bourdais is currently realising this dream. He is supported by twelve “New Garde” architects, who he commissioned to develop holiday houses that are both unique and expressive: each house is to be different and possibly questions conventions. Now, the second building in the emerging “Solo Houses” series has been completed and furnished with Thonet chairs 107, 209 and 214.
Belgian architects Kersten Geers and David Van Severen (Office KGDVS) are responsible for the recently realized design - a ring shaped building that blends with its surrounding landscape in an impressive way, becoming almost invisible. Located on a plateau with an ocean view, a house without back or front and with a protected atrium with a pool at its centre was constructed. Thanks to the generous glass façade, views to the coast are possible.
The 550 m² are distributed in four open segments: a residence, a sleeping segment, a guesthouse and a pool house. In the dining area, the architects used a combination of black stained Thonet wooden chairs. Chair 107, for which designer Robert Stadler was inspired by the classic Vienna Coffee House Chair 214, together with this timeless design dating back to 1859 and the bentwood chair 209, forms a harmonious ensemble. The chairs also function as solitary pieces in the Solo Office, enabling users to comfortably enjoy the view. All three designs are united by the combination of elegance, solidity and lightness – properties that the Solo House by KGDVS typifies, as well.
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