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

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

The Importance of Light in Your New Build Villa Marbella

Passive House Windows in Spain

Here is a question for you………: Is light the single most important feature that affects your mood in your home? If it is then is it therefore the most important mood factor in your house altogether: daylight, glass walls, light wells, skylights and artificial light and………., the big one in Spain, shade. We all instinctivelyContinue reading