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
A few years ago an old friend, who I don’t see very often, sent me a book on tree houses. There was no reason. He just sent me the book because he knew I would love it. What a great present! What a great friend! I have never lost my childhood fascination for tree houses.Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Questions to ask your Marbella architects about their professional experience. This blog post is one of a series of three. The other two are “Questions to ask your Architect about your project” and “Questions to ask your Architect about their Fees”. Given the importance of this role dont hold back. Ask for References Ask forContinue reading
A new generation of insulation materials has been developed and they are thinner and better.
As you know insulation along with solar orientation, window placement, shading and window technology, are key factors in determining the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.
How do the new generation of insulation materials work?Continue reading