Tadao Ando – architecture of light and cement When a Belgian entrepreneur Pierre Pringiers decided to build his house, he didn’t expect that one day it will be known as the best home in the world. When he asked his wife, the painter Saskia Pintelon, who her favourite architect was, without hesitation she replied: ¨Tadao … Continue reading Tadao Ando – the Best Home in the World
Construction progress – July Marbella Club Hills sits proudly on the highpoint of Benahavís hills, in the heart of the Marbella Club Golf Resort, with an exceptional view on the Mediterranean coastline. Each block has 5 apartments spread out over three levels (ground floor – duplex apartment, first floor, penthouse with solarium. Each apartment has … Continue reading Construction progress – July
An apartment with high ceilings is a real treasure. Space begins to breathe, more natural light comes in. The positives can be multiplied indefinitely. Modern architecture perfectly knows the advantages of high ceilings. In the past, the rich decoration was obligatory, coffers, stuccoes or even frescoes covered the ceilings. Today we have full freedom! Especially if we … Continue reading High ceilings – 6 ideas to get the wow effect
A house is a place of regeneration and rest – the concept of biophilic design The meaning of the word ‘biophilia’ is as diversified as all the areas that benefited from it. The term was first used by the German social psychologist Erich Fromm. However, this concept is most associated with the biologist Edward Wilson … Continue reading The Concept of Biophilic Design – Homes in Nature
Construction progress for the month of June The construction is perched majestically on the top of a mountain, in one of the most idyllic locations of the Benahavís hills, just beyond the charming Monte Mayor. Each block has 5 apartments spread out over three levels. Each apartment has terrace space from which you can take … Continue reading Construction progress – June
Casa del Acantilado – Andalusian house blended in nature Cave homes in Andalusia are not very rare, although some villas definitely stand out. Casa del Acantilado is one of them. What attracts its attention is the undulating roof made of tiles that resemble a dragon’s skin. It turns out that this fairy-tale creature had become an … Continue reading Casa del Acantilado – Andalusian house blended in nature
The Slow Living movement is growing in strength. Slow living is the desire to change the killing pace. In the West, people who can do this are called millionaires of time. Slow life is a new quality of life – provided, however, that it is our conscious choice. By giving up the quantity, we focus … Continue reading The Art of Slow Living
What are vertical gardens and what are its benefits? Apparently, the first green constructions, which were not fully created by nature but with the help of man were the hanging gardens of Babylon, created about 2,500 years ago. They were considered a miracle of the ancient world. Over the centuries, people had different ideas for … Continue reading Benefits of Green Walls or Vertical Gardens
Over the years, the trend of living in gated communities in the Marbella area has been developing very intensively. It appears that gated communities are the favoured options amongst the residents and investors. Gated communities offer safety, lifestyle, amenities, status, privacy, restricted access, recreational clubhouses and community awareness. And in our case, a free membership … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Live in a Gated Community
What connects the best designers? We are told – creativity and the desire to create a well-thought-out product that will improve the comfort of life. Their priority before designing is to know the needs, visions, dreams and nature of the recipients. Our main objective in the design of our kitchen was to achieve a space … Continue reading Gunni & Trentino – kitchen design for Marbella Club Hills
Exposition of windows has been one of the basic elements that we paid attention to when building the project. It is reflected in the attractiveness of each house. In search of a sunny home The location of windows in relation to the north, south, east or west orientation affects our wellbeing and comfort. What’s … Continue reading North, south, east, or west – what is the best orientation for your windows?
Although the idea was born in Denmark 200 years ago, ¨hygge¨ is experiencing its boom in popularity right now. Several guides have been published in recent months on this subject. What is hygge? And is hygge the answer to the ageless question of “how to live?”And more importantly, ¨how to live happy?¨ The Danes apparently … Continue reading Hygge – we discover the Danish key to happiness
Andalusian style interior design – how to feel on holidays every day? They say that anyone who has visited Spain once will surely return here. And not once. Castanets, flamenco, sangria, corrida de toros, siesta – examples of the distinguishing features of this wonderful country can be multiplied indefinitely, but indispensable elements of this counting are … Continue reading Andalusian style interior design
Lots of light and bright colours, simplicity, natural materials, space and harmony, and so-called ¨furniture with a soul¨ – this is the quintessence of our style of interior design. How to best arrange the interior design of a house that will make you feel like a home quickly? Arrangements of modern interior designs in Andalusia … Continue reading 9 ways for a modern interior design at Marbella Club Hills
Marbella Club Hills Five-star residential living Marbella Club Hills, in the Marbella Club Golf Resort, is a luxurious community of villas and villa apartments that boasts country club living combined with the five-star amenities of one of Marbella’s most prestigious brands. Words: Michel Cruz Images courtesy of Marbella Club Hills It’s not every property development … Continue reading Marbella Club Hills 5* living – Essential Magazine Marbella
ARTICLE #42 – 10 JUNE, 2018 UPDATE ON THE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS – PHASE II For those of you who couldn’t be with us on May 31st, here is a short summary of what was talked about. “I am Nabil Sawabini and I represent MENA Capital Development company, the developer of Marbella Club Hills. I … Continue reading Update on the construction progress – phase II
ARTICLE #41 – 3 JUNE, 2018 INSIDE MARBELLA CLUB HILLS’ MORNING GET-TOGETHER Last Thursday was an eventful day for all of us at Marbella Club Hills. We invited our partners and collaborators to our office for a morning get-together. People from the most varied cultures and backgrounds arrived in … Continue reading Inside Marbella Club Hills’ morning get-together
ARTICLE #40 – 27 MAY, 2018 IS THIS THE RIGHT TIME TO BUY A PROPERTY IN SPAIN? According to Allan Rufus, “Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are accumulated along … Continue reading Is this the right time to buy a property in Spain?
ARTICLE #34 – 8 APRIL, 2018 Building the future with Grupo SanJose, the Spanish construction leaders. Grupo SanJose, the Spanish construction leaders When we searched for a construction company in Spain that would build the Marbella Club Hills homes, we wanted both quality and value; Spanish constructors with a proven track record and for whom … Continue reading Building the future with Grupo SanJose, the Spanish construction leaders
ARTICLE #33 – 25 MARCH, 2018 4 Benefits of using property management services Purchasing an investment property at Marbella Club Hills can yield outstanding returns if you have a clear plan and objective. Once you own the property of your dreams it makes sense to make the most of your new investment by renting it … Continue reading 4 Benefits of using property management services
ARTICLE #32 – 18 MARCH, 2018 Buying a holiday home in Marbella: Is this the right investment for you? Owning a holiday home in your favourite destination can seem like a dream. Purchasing a second home in Marbella, one of the most exclusive and cosmopolitan areas in the South of Spain can give you access … Continue reading Buying a holiday home in Marbella: Is this the right investment for you?
ARTICLE #31 – 11 MARCH, 2018 What are the real benefits of south-facing homes? When buying a home, we are often given a lot of information that meaning of which we may not always find easy to understand. For instance, is the North, South, East or West the best orientation for your house in Marbella? … Continue reading The benefits of South-facing homes
ARTICLE #26 – 28 JANUARY, 2018 Marbella Club Hills – Buying A Second Home Abroad There is an increasing number of Europeans, especially from the Northern and Central parts that hunt for properties in the south of Spain. What makes Costa del Sol a good location for a second home? We found a few factors. … Continue reading Marbella Club Hills – Buying A Second Home Abroad
ARTICLE #15 – 29 SEPTEMBER, 2017 “9 TIPS ON WHY THE GOLDEN VISA SCHEME IS A WAY FORWARD TO SECURE RESIDENCY OR CITIZENSHIP IN SPAIN” The Golden Visa scheme, which was introduced in Spain in 2013, is a perfect way to secure residency in Spain. Through economic investments, investors and wealthy individuals are able to … Continue reading Golden Visa Scheme – 9 reasons why you need it!
ARTICLE #5 – 7 JULY, 2017 “MARBELLA CLUB HILLS IN FINANCIAL TIMES” The arrival of a warm European summer brings the effervescent holiday-home seekers out of the woodwork after the long, dreary winter. A previous must-have location, Marbella saw its popularity decline shortly after the financial crisis. Since those dark days, however, Marbella has … Continue reading Marbella Club Hills by The Financial Times
ARTICLE #1 – MAY 2017 “BUYING YOUR HOME” Whether you are looking for a holiday home on the Costa del Sol, or a rental property or you wish to relocate altogether, making such investment decisions in Spain need serious consideration. The process of buying a home (especially abroad) requires time and expertise – both from … Continue reading Buying your home on the Costa del Sol