La Zagaleta, where the forests of Marbella’s montains live in perfect symbiosis with modern architecture
In fact, water accompanies the house all along in the different levels, outside and inside too. Big glass panels, two-stories high, also make much more clear the interaction between inside and outside, so you are at home but always reminded you are living in the midst of nature, lovely green mountains and the blue line of the sea at the back. So here, architecture and nature go hand by hand, interacting and exchanging.
La Zagaleta is renowned for housing important personalities like politicians, artists, sportsmen, etc. that want to keep their privacy at the most and enjoy peacefulness, being apart from the spotlight. Bearing that in mind, our project hides itself from the public eye, having a more hermetic side to the entrance road, and a big opening to the mountain side. So, even if you would have the chance to visit La Zagaleta, you would never know what was going on inside.
Wood is used intensely, to give a sense of warm and welcoming in a big size villa like this. Water is also another important element in the villa. You can find it in the entrance ponds, in the swimming pool, or even in the jacuzzi on the rooftop. Even at the basement, there is a window which actually looks right into the swimming pool, bringing also light into the room.
The program of this house include a main house, a guest house, and a leisure zone with cinema, games room and gym, among others. A double-story high sitting room is the main space of the villa, staying connected easily with the rest of the house and reflecting the sense of this building. A big opening to the mountain side and water from the swimming pool entering in the room characterise this space. If you liked this project, send us an email. We’d love hearing from you!