Lovely mediterranean residence, located in Andalucia, Spain, designed by McLean Quinlan.

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Description by McLean Quinlan

The design technique for this new construct villa was to create a constructing that might exploit the spectacular panorama, whereas creating an exemplary constructing for the twenty first century.

The location occupies a panoramic south west dealing with sweep of embankment, with spectacular views to the Mediterranean, Rock of Gibraltar and Serranía de Ronda.

The constructing has seven bed room suites for the household and their friends in three linked pavilions separated by swimming pools of water, gardens and stone terraces.

Landscaping was key to the idea for this dramatic website and the mixture of visible, photo voltaic and centrifugal influences inherent within the panorama created a pure orientation for the constructing – as a collection of parallel surfaces on a NE/SW axis. These layers outlined each shade and area from which to benefit from the Andalucian daylight, offering tantalising glimpses of the view past and shaping tranquil areas for the inhabitants.

The impact of shadow and water in an Islamic backyard was each a sensible and metaphoric affect on the design of the entire constructing – serving to to mood the instant microclimate whereas quietly referencing the historic context.

Images courtesy of McLean Quinlan

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