Can Architect’s Fees be Totally Transparent?

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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

How to Write an Architect’s Brief for Marbella Spain

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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?

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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

How to choose your architect in Marbella

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 Architects About Your Particular Project

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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 their Fees”. Ask Your Architect “Will our project be a priority for you?” If your architect is good they may also be popular. Ask about theirContinue reading