END OF THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CONCLUSION

By Alia Babapulle   As always, I wish you all the very best for 2021; it surely cannot be as maddening and confusing as 2020. Please remember your plants could take a battering with the weather in the winter months, so try to protect them if needed. Pruning back, always above a node, has to…

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CREATING EXCEPTIONAL LIFESTYLE SPACES

OTERO DESIGN Interview with director Jorge Gil     Tell us a little about yourself… Born and raised in northern Spain, I studied design at the University of Navarra, and after graduating worked at several top studios in Spain. I have always focused on the renovation of luxury villas and the re-design of commercial spaces.…

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LA RESERVA CLUB SOTOGRANDE

TAKING A PEEK Inside El Mirador   El Mirador is a gated community of six exquisite modern villas, perched above La Reserva Club in Sotogrande. As the name suggests, these properties are built to capitalise on the phenomenal views across the estate and golf course and out to the Mediterranean Sea, with floor-toceiling windows, tiered…

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MULTIPLE SUCCESS FOR IDOM

AT WORLD DESIGN AWARDS   Bilbao-based IDOM was the main winner at this year’s World Design Awards. An association of independent professionals working in the fields of consulting, engineering and architecture, the company picked up four awards, for its San Mames Stadium project (first prize in the sports & recreation category), Lima Convention Centre (cultural),…

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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN CONSTRUCTION

WHY SOLID PARTNERSHIPS CREATE THE BEST HOMES Article supplied by Atlas Group   When building a dream property, it is vital that you have the right team in place to complete the project on time, within budget and to the best finish. However, many underestimate the importance of using a building company able to recommend…

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ELEVATING THE USER EXPERIENCE WITH LUTRON PALLADIOM

  Palladiom wallstations from Lutron provide a state-of-the-art combination of elegant design and intuitive operation. The wallstations allow you to control your lights, shades/drapes and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning from just the one convenient location – ensuring an optimal user experience complemented by sleek keypad and thermostat aesthetics. The buttons and faceplates are flush to…

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REVAMPED DIGITAL STREAMING CLASSIC …with a Touch of Majik

    A potent combination of network music player, pre-amp and power amp in a single box enclosure, the next-generation Majik DSM has been designed to cater for both first-time hi-fi buyers seeking authentic simplicity and existing customers wanting to enhance their high-end hi-fi options in more rooms. It is, in short, the ideal entertainment…

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HOW THE QUARANTINE HAS AFFECTED OUR SEARCH FOR A LUXURY HOME

Article supplied by Atlas Group Despite global health concerns and the seemingly endless weeks when most of Europe was quarantined, interest in luxury properties has continued to grow, fuelled perhaps by daydreaming of a home in the sun surrounded by beauty and comfort. While Spain is weathering the changing restrictions, the desire for a second…

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HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTRE Signature Landmark of 21st Century Baku

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid left a remarkable legacy of pacesetting design masterpieces around the world when she sadly passed away in 2016 aged just 65. The first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004), and also the first female recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal, she was made a…

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HOME OFFICE WORKS… But Nothing Replaces Human

Interview with Jana Novakova Interior Design Director of AALTO Exclusive Design How have you been coping with COVID-19 and the confinement? Confinement has been a very busy two-month period, with home office work. We attended our clients through Zoom, Skype, phone or email to provide design services. Although nothing replaces human contact and selecting materials…

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How the Quarantine has Affected INTERIOR DESIGN – Interview with Creative Director Olivia O

How are you helping clients make their homes more comfortable and functional following the official quarantine period? More than ever, people are looking into investing in their residences. The post-COVID client will be more attuned to flaws in their homes after taking a closer look at them while staying at home. Lately, we have received…

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RESIDENCIAS LUJOSAS VITALUX, S.L. FUTURISTIC LUXURY Frontline Beach Living and Modern Architecture at its Best

For those seeking a tranquil and ultra-select lifestyle by the sea, this sleek and contemporary residence brings together all the key ingredients for the ultimate in exclusivity. Located just a few minutes’ drive from the renowned Puerto Banús marina, the south-facing villa provides exceptional brightness and warmth to luxury living in a private district on… Read More

BACK TO Traditional Life

Traditional life is at the core of the philosophy behind Village Verde, the new development by Sotogrande S.A. It is located in the heart of Sotogrande, just a few metres away from La Reserva Club, the “most exclusive residential and leisure club in Europe”. Environmental protection, sustainability, community and a world of comfort and services… Read More

BESPOKE VILLAS in Benahavís

LEADING COSTA DEL SOL CONSTRUCTOR PARTNERS WITH BELGIAN PROPERTY DEVELOPER Article supplied by Atlas Group Atlas Group continues to gain international contacts in the field of luxury property, with new builds in Los Flamingos. The construction company has been recruited by Belgian Caenen Group to deliver three bespoke, high-end villas in the prime area located… Read More

Spain’s Most Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Villa

Developed by Bright and designed by UDesign, Villa Alcuzcuz is the first luxury residential villa in Spain built under the demanding standards of PassiveHaus (Passive House). The project has already been recognised in the International Property Awards as “Best in Spain” and “Best in Europe” in the “Architecture Single Residence” category. Energy efficiency is part… Read More