As part of Christian Bourdais' “Solo Houses” experiment, alumni and visiting critics Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee develop Casa Johnston Marklee in the Los Puertos de Beceite nature reserve of Spain.
According to Johnston, “The power of the site became the main source in imposing constraints and demands on the project. Responding to the panoramic landscape of the mountain range and the situation of the almond tree grove became the primary design criteria that resulted in a round-shaped house that rises above the canopies of the trees.” In addition to the more common comforts of a kitchen, dining room, living room and bedrooms Casa Johnston Marklee offers a panoramic view and a rooftop terrace.
Solo Houses was created in 2010 with a goal to revolutionize the world of architecture, and the experiment has dared architects to design without the limits often imposed on them. Read the full story at CNN.