Modern Marbella villas can be both eco-friendly and luxurious

Outdoor seating at Villa Ligera

Designing a modern villa in Marbella has amazing benefits for new home builders in terms of how far you can make your budget stretch. But it’s easy for those looking to invest in the region to become so enamoured with the design choices available for the home of their dreams that they overlook the factContinue reading

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and the European Directive

Architect Marbella talks about E.U legislation on carbon zero villas

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. The single biggest thing you can do to reduce climate change apart from stopping flying (which you won’t do anyway) is improve the energy efficiency of your building. The great thing is that energy efficient buildings are alsoContinue reading

A Well Informed Discussion on Climate Change

Marbella architect discusses IPCC Report

If you find the IPCC report a little heavy and you would like to listen to a well informed discussion about climate change here is a recording of a dicussion set up by the BBC. Its only 53 minutes. It’s well worth a listen. Here it is. If you want the orginal IPCC report itContinue reading

Benefits of Using Living Walls in the design of Spanish Villas

Living walls spain

A living wall or vertical garden can be incorporated into the design of your new build or renovation project. Apart from the benefits listed below you can even use them to grow kitchen herbs and strawberries! 1. Attractive environment – Green walls have a soothing effect. I think it’s true to that that, without knowingContinue reading

Repeal of the Sun Tax Likely: Thank goodness for common sense!

sun tax PV panels

My wife is Spanish and in the interests of matrimonial harmony we have a rule which is you are never allowed to say “that would never happen in……(Spain / Britain)”. As I am sure you can imagine there are times when we are both challenged by this so please forgive me if I use my blog to let off steam and to say here what I can’t say at home. The sun tax idea is, and I choose my words carefully, the sun tax is ….

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