Architecture affects how you feel – Neuroarchitecture – ARK Architects

Neuroarchitecture in ARK Architects We now know that buildings and cities can affect our mood and well-being, and that specialised cells in the hippocampal region of our brains are attuned to the geometry and arrangement of the spaces we inhabit. We spend 90% of our lives on man-made structures. These surroundings produce a number of stimulus … Read more

Palladian Architecture designed to live – Villa Elypse

A Palladian Villa reinterpreted with modern language blends into a hillside in the La Manga region. Palladianism was an approach to architecture strongly influenced by the sixteenth-century architect Andrea Palladio. Characterized by Classical forms, symmetry, and strict proportion, the exteriors of Palladian buildings were often austere, hence Elypse was born. Elypse is a project that … Read more

The FIFTEEN- La Reserva Club de Sotogrande by ARK Architects

The ultimate residential experience ever offered in Sotogrande. La Reserva Club de Sotogrande is the last of the jour Sotogrande districts that make up the original estate of Sotogrande. As one would say, we have “saved the best till last”. La Reserva Club de Sotogrande leverages the destinations´s legacy and offers the perfect “resort living … Read more

Villa Dorado- El Mirador de la Reserva Club de Sotogrande by ARK Architects

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Villa Dorado is one of the six sophisticated and contemporary villas in El Mirador private community in La Reserva Club de Sotogrande designed and built by ARK Architects Peace, culture, a sense of community and a plethora of activities available mark this property out as an idyllic retreat A beautiful, contemporary villa within this private … Read more

The Smart Home Cybersecurity, a big priority I ARK Architects

Technology and wireless connectivity have forever changed households. While we don’t have the personal hovercrafts or jetpacks that we were promised as children, infinite connectivity has brought a whirlwind of “futuristic” benefits and luxuries few could have imagined even a decade ago. But more importantly, it has re-defined how the modern domicile needs to be … Read more

PUERTO BANUS, MARBELLA. An unique place in the world

Puerto Jose Banus, better known as Puerto Banus, is a luxury marina and tourist destination that has become, since it was opened in May 1970, one of the largest entertainment centers in the Costa del Sol, reaching fame and international prestige. The best-known firms in the world are set up in this fashionable destination. Some … Read more

Sustainable luxury villas for the 21st-century lifestyle ARK Architects

All villas designed and built by ARK Architects are made to PassiveHaus (Passive House) standards   ARK Architects’ philosophy is clear – projects must be alive for human beings and respect the environment, because luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand. Creating adaptable architecture and using specific materials which align with the owners’ lifestyle … Read more

The importance of models in Architecture by ARK Architects

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The importance of architectural model making could be thought to have reduced in recent years. With the introduction of new and innovative architecture design technology, is there still a place for model making in architecture? “Architectural technology is one facet of a world that is increasingly virtual and mediated by technology. Whist these technologies have become … Read more

SPAIN AND COSTA DEL SOL HEAD LIST OF FORBES 2020 BEST PLACES TO RETIRE

Spain is one of the very best places in the world to retire. In the prestigious Forbes list on the topic, Spain has no fewer than three destinations in the global top-ten, and we as people who have lived and worked here for a long time, think we have a good idea why. To start … Read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF GEOTECHNICAL STUDIES – ARK Architects

The area of influence taking in Campo de Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol is very geologically complex, hence the importance of accurate geotechnical studies, and in particular, the need to follow expert recommendations. Geologically, the area under study is located in the context of the Cordillera Bética or Betic System of mountain ranges, which … Read more