Homes Editor: Petra Arko
World-renowned architect Luis Barragan is known for his strong use of colour and geometric forms. His buildings have been described as autobiographical, as he is not dictated by convenience, rather his own emotions. This is evident in his own home and studio, Casa Barragan, which is centred around an oasis of a garden, whose facade is understated, and floor levels and room heights irregular.
Barragan has been hugely influential in design, with homages of bright hues popping up in contemporary architecture, interiors, and fashion. Barragan encouraged the intersection of different areas of design.
“I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one”.
Editor: Christopher George
With the Spanish coast becoming one of the most desired destination for luxury living, Malaga is a city on the sea with his aspirations for the future.
The popularity of the city and Costa del Sol region has soared due to national and international investment, and it’s no surprise that Brits are the main international buyers of second homes on the Costa del Sol, followed by North Americans, Germans, Belgians, Dutch and Scandinavians.
Referring to the new purchasers, Daniel Raya, Land Development Manager at Spanish leading real estate Metrovacesa said “They choose Picasso Towers for its high quality, prime location, astonishing sea views, the pleasant Mediterranean climate and the fact that Malaga is the fastest growing city in Spain at the moment.”
The first tower will be called Living, and will feature three swimming pools, a premium spa, fitness centre, private cinema, playroom, co-working area and nursery, as well as the latest technology and security. Carlos Rodriguez, CEO at Sierra Blanca Estates Developments explains: “Buyers are drawn to the exceptional services that will be provided to all owners and residents in Picasso Towers, which are the epitome of true luxury residences”.
The three towers will be finely decorated by the award-winning interior designer Jaime Beriestain and designed by architect Carlos Lamela, who is well-known for designing Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Madrid’s new Barajas airport terminal and the renovation of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu football stadium.
The first phase of Picasso Towers apartments will be ready by the end of 2021, and the whole resort is expected to be completed by 2023.