What are the responsibilities of an architect in Spain? Let me kick off with the obvious and then move on to what you probably really want to know which is what kind of guarantees and protection you get when you build a house in Spain. The architect is responsible for ensuring, that the building compliesContinue 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! This is the cover: I have never lost my childhoodContinue 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
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 Your Particular Project”. Architects can charge whatever they like. This hasn’t always been the case and in the past their fees have been stipulated by theContinue 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
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 of materials. He is British and a Chartered SurveyorContinue 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
What Makes Me Feel Good When I wake up in the morning and it’s sunny I feel good all day. When I wake up in the morning and its grey then I may not. That’s why I like living in Spain. Put simply feeling good is a major objective in my life. Architecture Affects MyContinue reading