Situated on the outskirts of Cretas, Spain, the Round House follows the grand tradition of country villas sited within an idyllic landscape. This residence consists of a single floor, elevated above an almond grove, enabling a panoramic view of its surroundings. A smaller, square base supports the circular floor plan, creating a sense of detachment from the landscape while remaining grounded by its inherent weight and mass.
About The Designer
Since its founding in 1998, Johnston Marklee's diverse portfolio has been unified by a singular conceptual approach to each project where the relationship between design and building technology are explored to create unique works of architecture. Principals Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee’s approach to projects, varying in scale from master plans to buildings and temporary installations, distills the inherent complexity of each project into coherent solutions. Johnston Marklee has a substantial architectural portfolio including residential, commercial, institutional, and exhibition environments with a particular focus on the arts. Sharon Johnston received her M.Arch I degree from the Harvard GSD in 1995. Mark Lee received his M.Arch II degree from the Harvard GSD in 1995.