Amusing Architect’s Quotes
FUNNY ARQUITECT QUOTES “I understand that, today, some developers are asking architects to design eye-catching, iconic buildings. Fortunately, I’ve not had that kind of client so far.” Fumihiko Maki (not a Marbella architect!!!) “Less is a bore.” Robert Venturi (dour yes but also not a Marbella architect) “In my experience, if you have to keepContinue reading
The Top 7 Qualities Essential in an Architect who is Going to Build Your Marbella Home
1. Presence on Site during the Build I bet you thought I was going to say Design Ability first. Of course design ability is really important (it’s on the list don’t worry) but I want to draw your attention to the importance of the architect being present on site. A new build is made ofContinue reading
Can Architect’s Fees be Totally Transparent?
The other day I was telling my sister about our business and I said something like ……. “We are building a brand based on honesty: there are no hidden commissions, no posturing….we don’t pretend to be who we are not or make exaggerated claims about what we have done or can do, and…….. we areContinue reading
Architects in Spain: what you need to know before you hire one
When hiring an architect in Spain, you need to do plenty of research to make sure the one you hired is the best for your project. If you’ve decided to build a house in Spain, you’ve probably worked out that things aren’t quite the same as in your native country and that hiring an architectContinue reading
How to Write an Architect’s Brief for Marbella Spain
Remember Mr Spock from Star Trek? He was able to exchange minds with someone so that both he and they had a complete understanding of what is happening in each other’s mind: a mind meld. Having melded they join forces to defeat the common enemy. Mr Spock would have made a good architect because whatContinue reading
What does a technical architect do in when you build a home in Spain?
Technical architects also known as aparejadores play a vital role in construction projects and their presence is required by law. The career path for a technical architect is somewhat shorter than for a normal architect ( a university degree and practical training). Some Spanish architects call themselves arquitectos superiores, rather pompously, to distinguish themselves fromContinue reading
How to Choose Your Architect in Marbella Spain 3 min video
Quick 3 minute video with the basic facts: Author: John Wolfendale Bio: John is a founder of Eco Vida Homes and is passionate about bringing modern design and construction practices to Spain. He believes a home which is warm in winter and cool in summer is largely a matter of design and selective use ofContinue reading
Questions to ask your Marbella Architect about their fees
This blog post is one of a series of three. The other two are “Questions to ask your Architect about their Experience” and “Questions to ask your Architect about Your Particular Project”. Architects can charge whatever they like. This hasn’t always been the case and in the past their fees have been stipulated by theContinue reading