Solar Orientation and Mediterranean Villa Design

Villa design marbella

The Grandfather Approach and Nuca I thought you might be interested to read what Domingo Cardenas, our head architect, recently wrote to one of our clients. It gives you a great insight into how we work and who we are. I have corrected only the odd spelling so, apart from that, these are Domingo’s exactContinue reading

Amusing Architect’s Quotes

Inspiring quotes from Marbella Architect

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

Can Architect’s Fees be Totally Transparent?

Viability of building a home in Spain

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

Eco Vida Homes Ethical Code of Practice

Professional standards Marbella architects

Eco Vida Homes is a “company of Chartered Surveyors” by way of the fact the John Wolfendale is a qualified RICS member. We are also architects, technical architects, and a contractor. John still carries out valuations and building surveys to RICS standards as an independent professional. Eco Vida Homes is therefore regulated ethically by theContinue reading

How to Write an Architect’s Brief for Marbella Spain

Custom design villa

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