Luxury plans to enjoy Costa del Sol in winter

Luxury plans to enjoy Costa del Sol in winter

 

Costa del Sol is much more than a place which is chosen by chance. For ARK Architects, Costa del Sol is the place where we give birth to our ideas. The environment in which our projects turn into fantastic luxury villas.

Besides being a privileged environment that hosts exclusive villages, Costa del Sol offers us a wide number of facilities and unique possibilities of leisure. Previously we have written about some of these options for the Summer. But, what happens in Winter? Is Costa del Sol so attractive in that season as well?

Now, we set our luxury villas aside to focus ourselves in all the possibilities we can enjoy in Costa del Sol in winter.

Here you are some plans to enjoy Costa del Sol in winter:

  1. Walking through Larios Street and the city centre of Malaga. Winter, and mainly Christmas, is the best time of the year to lose yourself through the city centre streets. Larios is one of the most beautiful streets in Spain. Its amazing decoration is updated every year in order to surprise everyone. Discover it!
  2. Eating in a luxury two-stars Michelin restaurant. Gastronomy is a must for our luxury plans in Costa del Sol. Dani García’s restaurant is the best option for family and friends meetings. Located at the exclusive Puente Romano Hotel, in Marbella, this two-stars restaurant offers you unique creations and plenty of contrasts in which andalusian tastes are remarkable.
  3. Enjoying the green. Winter can be an excellent moment to play golf in one of the best courses in the world: Valderrama. Located in Sotogrande, Valderrama has welcomed some of the most importants competitions. Try to play like a master of golf!
  4. Doing sports with Mediterranean sights. Winter is the perfect season to do some sports in Costa del Sol. Warm temperatures and the possibilities of the environment make that possible. Hiking the mountain, running along the sea, cycling routes along the sea promenade, canyoning,... you can do everything you have in mind.
  5. Sailing the Mediterranean. The privileged Costa del Sol’s location, near the Mediterranean Sea, offer us an amazing opportunity to live the experience of sailing in a vessel. Many companies offer this service, the yatch, the ship’s master,... you don’t have to worry about anything. Just enjoy!
  6. Skiing in Sierra Nevada. Although it is not located in the Costa del Sol, Sierra Nevada is a nearby destination that becomes the best place to ski in Southern Europe. It has a complete offer of hospitality and gastronomy. Do you want to experience the wonderful sensation of night skiing? Here you can do it. CeroGrados Emotion Center, a benchmark in ski teaching which is closely linked to ARK Architects, is located in this station.
  7. Live the excitement in the Circuit of Asacari in Ronda. Also near the Costa del Sol you can feel the speed on four wheels in the Ascari Circuit. It is the longest circuit in Spain, with 5,425 meters. If you want to experiment this terrific sensation, you must reserve a driving experience or you’ll be a privileged one participating in a private event or being part of its prestigious Members Club.

—An extra luxury plan: private flights

If you have tried everything we propose you and you prefer going abroad or travelling to another city of Spain, we have the perfect choice for you. It’s really practice for you to travel in private flights, with all the luxury amenities you can imagine..


The Power of Us – Chapter 1- ARK Architects

The Power of Us – Chapter 1- ARK Architects

A  great video to remember the vision, past and  future of ARK Architects

People and Architecture united to create unique dreams

Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Collaboration

1. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

2. "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." – Henry Ford 

3. "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." – Oliver Wendell Holmes

4. "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." – Isaac Newton

5. "No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it." – H.E. Luccock 

6. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." – Andrew Carnegie

7. "It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." – Charles Darwin

8. "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." – Henry Ford

9. "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan

10. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." – Phil Jackson

11. "The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison." – James Cash Penney

12. "Politeness is the poison of collaboration." – Edwin Land 

13. "Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." – Amy Poehler

14. "Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus." – Simon Mainwaring 

15. "Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." – Patrick Lencioni 

16. "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." – Jim Stovall

17. "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime." – Babe Ruth

18. "There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others." – George Shinn

19. "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." –Napolean Hill

20. "The whole is other than the sum of the parts." – Kurt Koffka

21. "A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others." – Norman Shidle

22. "The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team." – Lewis B. Ergen

23. "Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." – Vince Lombardi

24. "One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but teamwork dynamites." – Jin Kwon 

25. "No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team." – Reid Hoffman

26. "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." – Mark Twain

27. "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington

28. "Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people." – Steve Jobs

29. "Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." – Ryunosuke Satoro

30. "Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there." – Virginia Burden


Creating Architecture from the Brain by ARK Architects ” NeuroARKeting”

Creating Architecture from the Brain by ARK Architects ” NeuroARKeting”

What is the relationship between our brain and architecture? How do they interact and to what extent does our environment, built in our neural system, influence our emotional well-being?

These are some of the issues we discuss in the Department of NeuroARKeting to put light on topic which most of the scientific community agrees upon: distinctive processes occur in our brain from the moment we enter a space.

 

Neuroarchitecture reveals that the artificial element added by the human being has a significant impact on the function of the brain and the nervous system. Man-made elements influence the function of the nervous system and brain activity. In some cases, the impact may be beneficial, while in other situations the shape and structure of the building can have a negative reaction.

 

This is the reason why the human response to architecture is generally based on subjective emotions and expressions like “I like that construction”, “I hate this space”, “This room is very open”, “The office is oppressive”... This tells us about the relationship between neuroscience and the design of the artificial structures in which we live.

 


 

Physical environment affects our cognition, our ability to manage problems and our moods, neuroarchitecture acts as a guideline when we aim to design emotionally positive homes and spaces that generate relaxation and beneficial sensory reactions.

 

This idea also led us to create NeuroARKeting, a department that we added to the services of ARK with the aim of integrating a new work tool, neuroscience, to the projects that are born in the studio. The work of NeuroARKeting is to offer a scientific approach to all the decisions that are taken throughout the project and that concern the materials, the spaces and the different designs that we choose for each one of our villas.

 

The creation of this department is a very important step in the history of ARK: to take into consideration the influence of our brain during the innovation processes and project development; we have initiated a completely new way of conveying architecture.

 

The synergy with other disciplines such as music, wellness, digitalization or artificial intelligence is essential to achieve the perfect balance so that the stimuli perceived in our villas is aligned and generates positive emotions feelings of wellbeing. This work carried out by NeuroARKeting, is at the forefront of the technological advances applicable to spatial design and it allows us to build a totally experiential architectural world.

 

THE ARK WORLD.

 


A new vision of Heaven 11, Zagaleta

A new vision of Heaven 11, Zagaleta

A new concept

https://youtu.be/maUHopHYEcE

 

This stunning modern villa, located in the hills of La Zagaleta, sets the bar even higher for luxury residences in Costa del sol. Essentialized architecture, a review and exploration of historic archetypes and classicist principles adapted to the times and needs of contemporary life. The outcome is a modern and elegant masterpiece with exceptional panoramic views of the Mediterranean coast and the mountains from every corner. This is the result of wide openings towards the sea of its main elevation, in contrast to the privacy provided by the rest of the facades, which includes the entrance to the house.


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