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.




ARK Plus, unique Guarantee by ARK Architects

ARK Plus, unique Guarantee by ARK Architects



The work we do at ARK architects does not end with the delivery of the key to a luxury villa. All the constructions that are designed and built by the studio are covered by the ARK Plus Service, a division conceived and devised to manage the after-sale relationship. Thanks to this service, ARK homes enjoy a minimum two-year guarantee, regardless of what elemenst come with the house. It is a servive provided by ARK, which advises clients and reports on the state of the different elements included in a villa such as the garden, the machinery or the maintenance of any of its rooms and spaces. As the studio controls the entire construction process, no one knows our homes better than we do.




The villas, with similar demands as a small hotel, require continuous maintenance so that the client, who is typically not a full time resident, arrives home and finds that everything is in excellent working conditions. ARK Plus has its own personnel and has the necessary technology and equipment to detect any anomaly introduced through human error or is a result of normal wear and tear.


We have the tools to detect possible leakage, lack of insulation, condensation, humidity levels and everything related to ‘domopatology’, an area in which Santiago Ruiz, one of our founding partners, is specialised in. ‘Domopatology’ is a discipline that is incorporated after the villa has been built in order to detect the problems that are usually caused by bad practice.


With ARK Plus, our work does not end with the delivery of the house, but continues over time. It’s our way of taking care of our creations and providing clients with the services they need to enjoy their homes. It is our commitment to the quality and the guarantee of the projects that ensures the client is able to do one thing: to enjoy their villas.






Welcome to the Experiential Architecture, ARK Architects

Welcome to the Experiential Architecture, ARK Architects

THIS magazine you’re reading is our new venture. And we’re just as ex- cited to embark upon this journey as we are every time we begin developing a new project. In fact, storytelling and communication are not far off from the work we’ve already done at ARK Archi- tects in the past years: creating singular spaces in places where there were only visions, dreams, projects...


In this magazine, we’re constructing a new reality where there used to be just a blank space. And it’s not just any reality, but a more complete and complex reality. A reality where living and feeling are the things that truly matter. That’s why ARK Magazine aims to be a polyhedral piece with an abundance of nuances, subjects, pictures... A magazine focused on architecture but also on art, sports, gastronomy, travel, etcetera. ARK Magazine strives to produce unique experiences for its readers. In the end, it all comes down to living and feeling. Our architecture is experiential. It’s not only about constructing walls, but also about creating spaces to generate unforgettable experiences.

With the same passion and excitement with which we work with our clients, and with the same passion that drives us to ‘live’ our architecture and to create experiences, we launch the first issue of ARK Magazine. Tenacity, effort and creativity won’t be lacking in the articles which, starting today, are now a part of ARK Architects’ project.





Cayenne Experience E3, Porsche Marbella with ARK Architect

Cayenne Experience E3, Porsche Marbella with ARK Architect

Cayenne Experience E3 with ARK Architects. Visit Heaven 11 at Zagaleta   More pics    

Philosophy of the creative process by ARK Architects

Philosophy of the creative process by ARK Architects

We don´t build houses, We create experiences



ARK Architects offer a complete and quality service to the client, covering all professional aspects in the field of building and town planning. Our services deal with everything from the production of the initial project and pilot project documentation to consultancy and license applications, and putting works out to tender, culminating in the site management and supervision of the final works.

The projects are produced using the most up-to-date computerized techniques in Computer Automated Design and realistic 3D virtual simulations of layout and distribution to help the client to understand and assess the project. At ARK Architects we use the latest technology for our assignments, from bills of quantities using sophisticated measuring equipment, to 3-dimensional project simulations so that the client can actually see the project before it is built. We also take care of the paperwork required to obtain the necessary licenses for the site like: Building Licenses, First Habitation Licenses, and Ten-Year Building Insurance, etc.

So our clients only have to worry about enjoying their homes…

ARK Architects control all the building process right from the beginning. ARK has their own construction site company ACINUT, and their team that will carry out the works strictly in keeping with the design and quality specifications. This  guarantees the final results and that the project is completed to the utmost standards of quality, safety and always delivered on time.

Architectural Trends for 2018

Architectural Trends for 2018

It is time to talk about the trends in luxury architecture for 2018. In this article, you can check all the novelties for this sector as well as what are ...

2017 highlights on ARK Architects

2017 highlights on ARK Architects

It’s been a very good year for ARK Architects. During these twelve months, in 2017, we have done a big step forward that have contributed to grow and consolidate us ...

ARK Deco: Ark Custom Furniture adapted to our buildings

ARK Deco: Ark Custom Furniture adapted to our buildings

As we have written before, in Ark we don’t only design luxury villas in Costa del Sol. In Ark Architects we create an idea, a concept, a dream… and we make it real. That is: we’re involved in the whole process from the idea’s birthdate until the home is ready to live in. It’s because of that we take special care to the deco and landscaping during the construction of the luxury villas. Every movement, including the design of the home, has the same goal: the personal experience of those who enjoy the villa. Creating singular and unique spaces is key for us. And there’s only a way to get that: Thinking, designing and creating the interior of our homes.




This interior design, which our department ARK Deco is in charge of, is developed along with the construction of the villas.We take into account several aspects when it comes to decoration and furniture. On one hand, satisfying the necessity of our customers. What they’re looking for, what do they desire, what do they need… we design the house taking into account the owner’s lifestyle, if they are sport people, or art lovers, or even they are keen on collection. Whatever condition, we adapt the house to it.

And on the other hand, answering the requirement of the building. The furniture must be adapted to the space, to the environment, to the materials...It’s because of that, that we analyse every piece of furniture and select materials and the final details according to the room, and how it will be used by the inhabitants. Our interior design is inspired by these aspects. Our furniture is specially conceived for a unique customer. For an original home. It’s exclusive.

Villa The View by Ark Architects

High quality suppliers

We trust in high quality suppliers to make our designs turn into physical pieces. Everyone is specialist in an area or a raw material. Painters, artists, ceramists, carpenters and a long list of artisans are key part of our creation process to create unique collections for every villa.That’s how we achieve ARK’s own style. And that’s how we make real luxury villas in Costa del Sol that provides our customers with much more than a place to live. We provide them unique experiences and happiness.

Decor trends for 2018

Decor trends for 2018

Interior Design is one of ARK Architects’ key areas. Needless to say, the decoration of our luxury villas in Costa del Sol is aligned with the new trends.  Is for that ...

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