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10 architects were told to create their fantasy home. This is what happened

Architects rarely lack creativity, but they frequently lack the freedom to explore it. Clients have preferences and there are often building restrictions in place, which inevitably force architects to compromise on their vision. <!-- -->
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</br>But what if those limits were removed? In the daring <a href='http://www.solo-houses.com/en/' target='_blank'>"Solo Houses"</a> experiment, French developer Christian Bourdais has given ten architects carte blanche to develop vacation homes in southern Catalonia, Spain. Set on the border of the Los Puertos de Beceite nature reserve, these homes don't resemble typical real estate projects, but rather works of art. <!-- -->
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</br>Grab your checkbooks. Each of these stunning properties, including Casa Faustino above, is up for sale. Potential buyers can admire the properties during open days on Dec. 17 and 18.<!-- -->
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</br><i>Interviews by </i><i><a href='https://twitter.com/willyleeadams' target='_blank'>William Lee Adams</a></i>

Architects rarely lack creativity, but they frequently lack the freedom to explore it. Clients have preferences and there are often building restrictions in place, which inevitably force architects to compromise on their vision.

But what if those limits were removed? In the daring "Solo Houses" experiment, French developer Christian Bourdais has given ten architects carte blanche to develop vacation homes in southern Catalonia, Spain. Set on the border of the Los Puertos de Beceite nature reserve, these homes don't resemble typical real estate projects, but rather works of art.

Grab your checkbooks. Each of these stunning properties, including Casa Faustino above, is up for sale. Potential buyers can admire the properties during open days on Dec. 17 and 18.

Interviews by William Lee Adams