Smiljan Radic designs a hotel for a project of individual houses in Spain

Smiljan Radic designs a hotel for a project of individual houses in Spain

The Solo Houses project has just announced the incorporation of the Venta d’Aubert winery in Crete, Spain, and the construction of a hotel designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic. Solo Hotel will become the centerpiece of the community and a catalyst for tourism and cultural activities around the project.

After observing the remains of a hawthorn board that was used to make wooden dowels, resulting from one of the sculptures by Marcela Correa, who regularly collaborates with Smiljan Radic, the form that will give birth to the Solo Hotel project consolidates, allowing it to develop a site strategy that generates minimal impact on the ground.

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© Bodegas Venta d’Aubert

The wild natural landscape of low mountains, gray rocks and pine forests, on which a simple black pigmented concrete slab suspended on stilts 50 centimeters above the ground is projected in a contemporary way, makes the whole hotel lean forward. This slab marks an urban area surrounded by nature, isolating it without separating it from the natural environment which constantly invades it. It creates edges that generate a hybrid of clearly recognizable natural and synthetic organizations.

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Solo hotel. Image Courtesy of Solo Houses

The design seeks to generate an individual and collective experience, favoring the idea of ​​a unique architectural experience that combines exclusive cultural activities related to art, cinema, nature, viticulture, sport and gastronomy. .

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Solo hotel. Image Courtesy of Solo Houses

Solo Houses is a project located in a majestic natural park of 200 hectares, which positions Crete, located in the region of Matarraña in Spain, as a high-level tourist destination. The project, still in development, combines architecture, art and landscape, making it the first collection of architecture in Europe. It offers a unique, innovative and immersive tourist experience, where the Solo Hotel will be the protagonist alongside the gardens designed by Bas Smets and the cultural program directed by Hans Ulrich-Obrist.

In addition, the works of various exceptional architects and artists stand out, with 2 houses by Pezo Von Ellrischausen and Office KGDVS and exhibition spaces for contemporary art, to which the hotel and winery will be added to consolidate the project. Without a doubt, these proposals are a great commitment to land management, regenerative agriculture and the enhancement of the region and its agricultural tradition.

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Solo House. Image © Pezo Von Ellrichshausen
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Solo office. Image © Office KGDVS

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