Sotogrande, Southern Spain
Commissioned by a private developer, we have tried in our design to move away from the tendency of simple white boxes, which are becoming ubiquitous in modern residential architecture.
Traditional Andalusian architecture is of solid construction with smaller windows and internal courtyard, designed to keep the heat out in the summer and maintain heat in the winter.
We find that most clients are looking for three things. Lots of light, open plan space, and much more family and leisure orientated spaces within their home.
The design for this villa has very much tried to combine these attributes, and as a result boasts a grand series of spaces, which are interconnected and all look out onto the generous covered terraces, swimming pool and large expanse of simply landscaped gardens.
The house as a total of six bedrooms, together with generous kitchen, dining and living spaces. Designed over two levels with a considerable basement area for flexible use by the owners, and a double garage, this property provides flexible accommodation for young and growing families.
With the introduction of contrasting materials, alternative construction methods asd use of steel pillars, we have broken up the simple building mass to create movement and interest.