Villa ORIGEN. Origen is a project born from the wishes to inhabit a wonderful place, a garden-house.

Villa ORIGEN. Origen is a project born from the wishes to inhabit a wonderful place, a garden-house.

Exceptional luxury mansion, situated in a breath taking location at the end of a cul-de-sac on the edge of a ravine over looking the San Roque Golf Course.

The place

A plot of land of almost a hectare in size in the middle of a natural park, topographically very flat and facing the south.
A true paradise on Earth. When we are faced with such perfect nature, we cannot help but be overwhelmed and simply admire it. However, almost by itself, the project begins to take shape: it will only try to frame the land and put it in value. Unity will be the challenge.

 

A place keeps in its DNA the key that will open up the architectural project.

 

 

On the other hand is the purpose. Quoting master Álvaro Siza: “Architecture is, above all, the creation of a stage for man.” In this case, we need to develop a single-family house of about 2,500 m2 with a set of a complex functional requirements that include spa areas, wellness spaces, guest areas, gourmet room, etc.

I was always amazed by the Alhambra in Granada, with its sequence of entwined courtyards and gardens, open to the sky, filtering the beautiful light of southern Andalusia, creating thousands of forms and shadows on its walls. Light is one of the central themes of architecture. Being able to understand and dose it is the key to creating a truly magical space. It is the only material that is given to us freely and, fortunately, here in our land it is in abundance, like liquid gold. You have to know how to love it and treat it well or it will rebel against you.

 

Sotogrande is one of the most prestigious resorts in Southern Spain, located on the western side of the Costa del Sol. Sotogrande is in a prime location, only 21km to the east of the legendary rock of Gibraltar and just 30 minutes from the cosmopolitan towns of Marbella and Puerto Banús.

Aerial photo December 2013

 

Sotogrande is an exclusive residential resort famous for its superb yachting marina with over 1350 moorings, first class golf courses and international polo tournaments. Sotogrande itself boasts stunning sandy beaches, rolling hills, cork forests, lush green fairways of the various golf courses and breathtaking views to the Mediterranean and across to North Africa.

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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


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.

 

ARK MAGAZINE WINTER

 

 


Custom made villa in Costa del Sol design process and services

Custom made villa in Costa del Sol design process and services

ARK Architects strives to create an overall custom-tailored homebuilding experience that is worthy enough to indulge even the most discerning tastes in quality, service, and satisfaction. Choosing the proper plot, ...

Villa Mozart, a luxury home in Marbella

Villa Mozart, a luxury home in Marbella

Certainly this exquisite home is a wonderful place to make memories with family and friends. Villa Mozart represents the relationship between fine materials, nature and innovation. This contrast is made ...

How pools are integrated in ARK projects

How pools are integrated in ARK projects

Architectural design is about assembling areas and elements as a puzzle whose pieces match perfectly. Although the emplacement also determinates the final result, we can’t think about the house and ...

The elements every luxury villa must have

The elements every luxury villa must have

Our luxury villas offer a lot of different options to provide to their inhabitants with the most amazing experiences while they’re at home. As you may already know, ARK Architects ...

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