iLuxenio awaits you at simed 2018

simed 2018

Iluxenio has a new appointment with the world of Real Estate events in 2018.

As last May, when we attended to the Salón Inmobiliario Internacional de Madrid (SIMA), this November the date will take place in FYCMA, the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga to be present at the 14th Edition of the Salón Inmobiliario del Mediterráneo.

Specifically, this event will be the weekend from November 16th  to 18th. SIMED is the Real Estate sector benchmark for companies and individuals of southern Spain. Besides, it is a mandatory appointment for all enterprises in the sector. Its opening hours on Friday 16th are from 10 am to 8 pm. On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, it is from 11 am to 8 pm.

During the event, attendees can be up-to-date with the last Real Estate’s sector trends and with its new actors, and so take advantage of this meeting to build productive relationships of networking that SIMED offers.

With respect to the scheduling of the event, each day SIMED will cover different topics related to the current construction and its future.

  • Thursday 15th:

Real Estate Conference (10am-14pm)

Organised by Atalaya Team.

Conference aimed at sector professionals. It will consider the challenges and opportunities that present digital transformation in the Real Estate world.

 

  • Friday 16th:

 1st Conference PASSIVHAUS DAY AT THE 2020 COSTA DEL SOL  – Towards the new model of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. (5:00 pm to 8:00 pm)

Francisco de la Torre Prados, mayor of Málaga, will open the event. He will be be accompanied by Francisco Sarabia Nieto, Dean of the  Official School of Architects of Málaga; Adelina Uriarte,  President of the Passivhaus Spain Building Platform and Andrés Ferrer, Manager of the Sustainable Construction Cluster of Andalucía.

The rest of the day, will be about sustainable energy, the Passivhaus standard and the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings.

X International Real Estate Meeting

This is the 10th edition of the meeting, which is organized by EXTENDA, Agencia Andaluza de Promoción Exterior.

  • Saturday 16th and Sunday 18th (11 am-20pm)

Public and professional Real Estate Day

iLuxenio is presented as the digital platform that connects clients who want to build or rehabilitate the luxury villa of their dreams, with renowned architects who have an extensive experience in the luxury housing.

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In iLuxenio, we work hand-in-hand with clients that are discovering a project from scratch as well as with architects established in luxury housing as with construction companies which would like to collaborate in the project.

To know us better and see how we work, we will be happy to welcome you at STAND H12, where you can meet our team. You can also look closely our best creations. Besides, we show you 3D tours of our luxury villas and the functioning of the platform so you can enjoy iLuxenio without limits.

Here below we leave you the stands’ distribution in SIMED so you can find us easily and also to locate yourself inside the pavilion.

simed 2018

In addition, if you want to know more about us, on Saturday 17th we participate in the Speaker’s Corner from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Here we talk about the business model: ‘Your luxury villa in a single click’

The entry prize for SIMED is 4€ for general public but is free admission for ages 12 and under. However, if you have our invitation you can come and meet us for free. To get it, you just have to click HERE and enter the code: ILUH12.

Don’t forget that we will waiting for you at STAND H12, in order that you can take a look of our unique projects that we have in our platform.

Finally, we remind you that, we move ourselves by the axiom that each dream is different from the rest.  And we apply it at designing our luxury villas. We take care of even the smallest details. In coating, carpentry, air conditioning, domotics, safety, urbanization… Those are essential elements in the construction of high quality housing.

Besides, it is very important to define every detail to show you our projects.

We also encourage you to freely contact us so we can solve any doubt about the project and the construction of the luxury villa of your dreams. We will be happy to assist you in any of our social networks, via email or through the contact form of the page.

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable construction.

 

Discovering 3D tour with iLuxenio

3d tour

More and more competitors are involved in the purchase and sale of houses on the web. This competition leads to the development of sales techniques that suppose a differentiating element with respect to rival companies. For this reason, the Real Estate and construction sector both need and make use of specialized services. So that they can provide with a competitive advantage when it comes to gaining customers online. Virtual reality has been one of these technologies that have received better reception in our sector. Due to the 3D tour service of new construction projects or integral rehabilitation.

A 3D tour is done by following this different phases:

  • Preview render:

This is a fictional 3D representation of structures and intern basic materials of the project, as well as the main spaces of the house: bathroom, room, guest room, kitchen, living room, etc.

  • Plan:

It is the complete 3D representation plan of the house
from an axonometric perspective. Those plans are very helpful as they provide you with an idea about the house arrangement that we want to represent.

  • 3D virtual tour:

In this last phase we add the interaction element. Here, the visitor may interact with all parts of the house. Besides, he will be able to enter and walk through it in a virtual way and from a 360º perspective.

Generally, using a 3D tour is the best way to visualize and launch an architectural work on the web in the most realistic way. And realism is always translated in security and being more likely to sell a property.

3d tour

The most commonly used software to run this kind of service are compatible with any type of device with Internet Access from which you want to visit the 3D tour.

In iLuxenio, we move ourselves by the axiom that each dream is different from the rest. And we apply it at designing our luxury villas. We take care of even the smallest details. In coating, carpentry, air conditioning, domotics, safety, urbanization… They are essential elements in the construction of high quality housing. It’s very important for us to define all these things in order to show you our projects and let you know how we work and what results we have obtained with our customers. Thus, we use these virtual visits through a 3D tour that, complemented with photographic report, will be useful to present this last luxury villa that we just built.

Thanks to the trust we have placed in Branding Up, a company that provides these services, we want to show you a first contact.

With respect to Viento de Poniente, which is the original name of this villa, it’s a single family home by the seashore in the area of La Jara, Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

As the architect describes, it is a piece developed on two floors. With hall, living room, dining room, kitchen. And a gallery that distributes the 8 bedrooms plus another independent for the house service.

Then, the vertical communication is developed through the staircase in a single section, that connects the hall and the upper gallery; entrance atrium, porch, garden and pool, complete the entire plot.

Also, the underground is planned with 5 parking spaces, storage and space for facilities.

You can find its virtual 3D tour visit here below:

Besides, you can see the technical requirements of the project on iLuxenio website, and also value it and send your comments about the villa.

In iLuxenio, the multilateral platform that gets in touch architects with clients who want to build the house of their dreams, we have seen a perfect chance to let you know the result of our work at 3D tour.

We encourage you to take a look to the rest of the projects of our platform. And to freely contact with us. For any doubt that you have about the project and construction of the luxury villa of your dreams.

We will be delighted to assist you in any of our social networks, via email or through the contact form of the page.

We hope you enjoyed this spectacular modern villa and to talk you about new projects shortly. And so to show you more villas and its respective 3D tours.

Do you find useful these new methods to present projects? Did you like the 3D tour of the villa? Let us know your opinion on the comments.  We want to see you soon again in iLuxenio!

For further information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us iluxenio@iluxenio.com

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable construction

The search of your design kitchen

kitchen design

The role of the kitchen at home is essential. When we make a reference to the heart of the home, is none other but the kitchen. As such, keeping the kitchen as the most treated part of the home seems to be fundamental. That’s why kitchen design has much to do with how the heart of the home could look like, and how to play it up.

Kitchen design has to proceed on a basis: how  and what for we are using the kitchen.

Firstly, we have to define the key parts of the kitchen, these have been defined in 5 areas by the best kitchen designers:

  • Pantry: the cupboard for provisions and food, and so home appliances to preserve them: fridge, freezer, etc.
  • Warehousing: brooms, mops, pads, vacuums and all the required elements for a good performance.
  • Sink: cleaning are for the own kitchen tools.
  • Preparation: reserved space for worktops, lunch tables and generally working in the kitchen.
  • Cooking: kitchen tools with a high electricity consumption and dedicated to the food elaboration, the basic fuction of the kitchen.

kitchen design

These 5 areas in a well-designed kitchen, perfectly complement and don’t generate any space or use problems while working simultaneously. Yo can reach an efficient use of the kitchen. Also, we have to recall that 3 of these 5 areas are fundamental for kitchens with urgent needs of space. And these are: Preparation, cooking and sink.

To design and build properly your kitchen requires of a measuring precise work. And also, of a perfect unison between the architect and the furniture designer, especially if it’s about a new construction.

That’s why we want to give some unfailing advices so your kitchen design becomes a resounding success:

  • Knowing the room you’re working at: apart from checking the previous conditions of it, in order to solve moisture problems or ventilation issues, to buy the right sized furniture for our kitchen.
  • Stay within the budget: if we dont’ want to exceed our initial budget with last-minute details, we have to keep an expenditure control in order to meet what we first thought.
  • The triangle of work: preparation, cooking and sink will guide the first line of functionality in our new kitchen.
  • Define you style: the designer is an expert, and normally respects your tastes and help you to define your idea.
  • Security: if we have childen or pets at home, we have to avoid dangerous shapes at low parts of furnitures which could damage to the little ones. Also, regarding ventilation and closures, we have to check that the kitchen meets security and energy efficiency standards.

kitchen design

But we know our brand new kitchen would look better if we could represent it off-plan without the need of turning to a professional. That’s why nowadays we have at the market some free apps to help you to represent your future kitchen.

Here we leave list with 10 websites for kitchen design:

Floor Planner

In order to create and share interactive plans on line. With Floorplanner you can recreate your home, garden or office in just two clicks. And you can also add furniture to your plans with its great object library.

IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner

Looking for an improvement at user experience, IKEA created this tool. Like this, each customer becomes his/her own kitchen designer. And once you have your design done you can print it at home or take it to the shop and start your home’s assembly!

Homestyler

This is one of the most popular and used interior design softwares. It offers an specific module for the kitchen, finishings with 3D and it has an app for your Smartphone.

Lowe’s Virtual Kitchen Designer

It offers three-dimensional and renderings designs. It isn’t easy to use, but the finishings for a free app, are more than good.

RoomToDo Software

It’s another webpage with mobile version. It has a very good approval among individuals and interior designers. It has very complete design options.

Planner5D

This one meets its functions perfectly well. Although it’s a bit limited for kitchen design itself. It’s more responsive with desktop version.

Home Hardware Kitchen Design Software

The best thing about this tool is that it offers prepared templates for editing. But you can also start your design from zero.

Backsplash and Cabinet Design Software

This is the best prepared tool for cooktops and furniture designs, and it counts on a powerful range of colours.

Home Stratosphere’s Interior Design Software

It’s a tool which, personally, is particularly very difficult to use at mobile version. You can use it to design the whole home, but it has a speacial model for the kitchen

Roomstyler

For 3D online kitchen designs. It has such a level of detail that you can even add kitchen tools.

Finally, don’t forget that in iLuxenio, we have plenty of experience at remodelling with the best architects of the market, to help you with one part of the home as the kitchen is, or for several. Giving special relevance to design exclusivity and energy efficiency.

 

For further information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us to iluxenio@iluxenio.com

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable construction.

 

 

Building your Smart Home in 2050

smart home

Who didn’t dream of giving an order and see how it’s instantly followed? To turn on the lights, to put on a song… this is already a reality.

Smart home or intelligent homes are the future. But in order to keep the whole house connected, it’s necessary to count on a good connection. For it, we simply need a strong router which i sable to teach any of the home’s devices. We also need security in the systems. Likewise, it’s importants security in the systems

This future which apparently seemed to be far is already a reality and technological facilities add some new added value to a home.

smart home

Which are the new trends?

Virtual Reality

Current leading companies are starting to rub their hands with virtual reality. A 6% of users make use of one of these devices, but the trend doesn’t stop growing, so this increases companies’ expectation at the time of attending this technology as something to offer a wide variety of services to their customers.

Technology and ‘retail’

The use of a Smartphone represents a real chance. A 73% of users affirm to use their ‘smartphones’ to look for products or services. Apart from that a 68% also uses it to check some opinions and reviews about these product and services.

‘Fitness band’

The use of connected devices at the time of exercising is experiencing one of the greatest gowths in just two years, its adoption has risen more than a 100%.

smart home

What could we appreciate as breaking trends in our future Smart Home?

– VR and AR contents. Virtual reality and augmented reality already settled in other markets and we have a good feedback to work on, but there’s also coming a kind of content which would help us to design furnitures or to watch ideas for home design.

– Increasingly bigger screens.

– 3D food printers. Imagine to create your own espagueti, tamales or perfect hot cakes.

– It’s the kitchen where we would see more advances with smart home appliances, as these are ovens with cameras, integrated digital thermometers which would be very helpful for chefs.

Mirrors that allow to simulate your look and so you can easily choose your clothing.

– Mattresses with dream monitoring and with individual setting for each part of the body.

Apart from these trends we’ve just mentioned at future smart homes, they’ll exist many more of them thanks to Artifical Intelligence and Big Data, are we ready?

What can we control in a smart home? Here we’re telling some of the home appliances and devices that we could control:

Washing machines

-Powder control.

-End of washing time alarm.

-It notifies when it’s time to buy more poder.

-Puede hacer el pedido y comprar online. You can make and order and buy online.

Fridges

New fridges which contain a 21,5” digital screen on the door with Internet connection, so you won’t need more magnets to hold all the papers. Other innovation is that they dispose of internal cameras with a dual system to take pics on the interior and send them to your Smartphone.

– You can make your order online.

-Watch televisión.

-Send and receive emails.

-You can check if you have enough yoghurts, for example if you are in the supermarket.

-You can even make zoom to check products’ expiration date.

Dishwashers

Same as washing machines, some dishwashers start to make available a WiFi connection, with the purpose of sending to your smart phone all of the information.

-Control of the state of washing programmes.

-Some models are already able to make online orders.

-It notifies you when there’s a lack a powder and you should buy more.

Televisions

In terms of image, customers look for the purest black as it highlights the rest of colours and advance towards a 3D image, but without being it.

Bed

The smart mattress developed by Sleepnumber values you in terms of weight, heart rate, temperature, night moves or breathing. Its price is over 900.000 euros.

Entryphone

The most innovative technology of smart home has arrived to your home’s door. If someone rings the bell and you aren’t in at that moment, the system sends you a message to your mobile device so you can chech who’s that person and consequently act.

Pans

This is the latest! Smart pans that calculate the number of calories that you’re cooking and even the ideal temperature and time that you should cook them.

smart home

Ultimately, transforming your house into a smart home requires of process of systems integration connected to the Internet and which offer several control possibilities inside the home, as those we have already told you about. If you’re thinking of building a home with all of those new technologies, in iLuxenio we can offer it to you, thanks to the professionals working with us.

 

For futher information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us to iluxenio@iluxenio.com

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable construction.

 

 

 

How much is your dream home?

dream home

You may already have the land where you want to build your dream home, if you’re exactly going through that moment, you may wonder: how much is it going to cost building my dream home? Where should I start from? It would depend on the location, materials’ quality, construction size and the investment we can afford on the infrastructure.

But the purchase of a land doesn’t allow us to build any kind of construction there. Before deciding to buy a property, we should read each community and town legislation, which is available at each town office.

We have to check the laws in terms of buildability and land-use, these characteristics are defined at each town or city’s legislation. The buildability of a land is the percentage over the whole surface in which we can build. And land-use is referred to the quantity of metres we can use in the field.

It’s important to check construction’s legislation in the place we’re going to build too. So it’s advisable to ask for help to a technician in order to understand the field’s construction legislation, as these laws can change even if the fields are in the same town, changes such as colours, materials, the number of floors and the exterior appearance.

Once you have chosen the field, we go to the project’s draft order. This is the stage when your dream home is designed and details are decided to make your project a reality. This is the longest stage of the process. Approximately, to have a final project it could last from 2 to 4 months depending on the size of the house.

The next step after having the project and the building permit would be to find the construction company, which is one of the most important factors for building your dream home.

You choose the price, as you tell the architect how we want our home to be and its qualities. It’s important to know the construction company’s reliability. Their team capacity and their commitment to finish the work at the proper time. The home style would depend on the customer’s preferences, classic, colonial, rustic, modern, minimalist… although we can find some of them in the same home. Materials are another factor to consider, and the façade’s design which is the first overview you receive from the work.

dream home

Other technical aspects to take into account are:

Making a topographic study.

For the foundations we have to know how the soil is and where is it. Those data are provided by the geotechnical study.

And on the other hand, the building engineer or technical architect, as this figure will be in charge of the correct work execution and will entrust himself with accomplishing the expected budget.

The periods are the following :

  • Project: between 2 and 4 months.
  • Visado colegio de arquitectos: 1 week.
  • Local permits: normally, local towns give you and answer between 1 or 2 months.
  • Work construction: with industrialised systems between 4 and 6 months. With concrete structure 8-12 months.

Another point which could be interesting for us is the funding and its requirements:

For these projects, banking institutions make available for us what we know as self-build loans, an installments kind of funding, the bank transfers the amount as the work advances. Before thinking of borrowing this loan, we have to have in mind three previous conditions:

  • Being the actual owner of the field in which we’re gping to build the home, it must be duly registered at Property Registration office.
  • Having a construction project from an architect and endorsed by theCollege of Architects.
  • Getting a building permit from the municipality where the home is.

 

These documents are submitted with the loan request. And the bank institution would review the operation’s financial viability and the needed quantity. Afterward, the interest rate to apply and the loan’s installments, which is usually a maximum of 30 years, although this depends on each bank.

About the loan’s installments:

Generally, the loaned money is from 80% to 85% of the final cost, but the bank doesn’t give the money in one go. The bank makes a first disposal, to allow the works to begin and which is a quantity between 40% and 50% of the total loan quantity. Immediately, construction stages are set up, so the bank checks the project is advancing as expected. And so after each stage we receive a new quantity of money until completing the loan’s entirety.

With these advices we don’t pretend you to follow all of them. But to help you making clear what is really needed.

 

For further information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us iluxenio@iluxenio.com

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable construction.

The 4 most eccentric villas

luxury villas

On today’s post we’re telling you about those luxury villas whose owners didn’t want to give up on their most personal tastes, they didn’t have any hesitations to pay for custom services and facilities either. All of that, in order to get the most accurate to the dream home they desired the most.

It does exist a considerable list of people who have no qualms to pay any price for accomplishing their most desired dreams and self-induging themselves, as the last detail and the less important to take into account is money.

It exist an Economics term about the luxury goods, which perfectly fits with the construction of the most eccentric luxury villas. It’s about Veblen goods, and these describe demand’s behaviour conversely. This is, if a standard good reduces its demand when its price rises, Veblen goods have the particularity to increase their demand when their price rises.

This behaviour perfectly defines the most personal luxury villas’ owners tastes. So as they are obviously billionaire, they want their home to be different and unique from the rest too. And the higher the price of it is, the most exclusive it will be, less people could own it and more different it would be.

Hereafter, and by knowing how owners tastes and preferences define, we’ll show you a list of the most eccentric luxury villas, each one of these, with their peculiarities:

Acqua Liana, Florida.

It’s a luxury villa for the American real estate guru Frank McKinney. The best thing about this home is that it’s ecological and environmental friendly. This guru wanted the design to be inspired at tropical islands. It has an infrastructure fully dedicated to the house’s supply. As for example, a fleet of solar panels which take the place of a basketball court. Its rainwater collection system is so efficient that it would fill an olympic pool each 14 days. The most eccentric about this home could be it’s huge aquarium, a spa with waterfall or 11 terraces to enjoy of them.

luxury villasPic by: Aqua

luxury villasPic by: Homecrux

Versalles, Florida

It’s about the biggest familiar home ever built in the United Sates. The name of it is due to its exact similarity of the home’s entry with the Parisian Palace of Versailles. By now, it’s property of the real estate businessman David Siegel, who has it on sale for a new owner to get to finish it construction. The overall budget amounts to 100$ millions. In this property, we can find a some facilities such as a skating rink, an olympic swimming pool, a cave which leads you to 3 spas, 30 bedrooms, 10 kitchens, and a 25 metres high waterfall.

luxury villasPic by: Pricey Pads

luxury villasPic by: Orlando Sentinel

Barbie Malibú Manor

It’s a 1000m2 manor fully dedicated to Barbie’s world and you can find it at the coastal area of Malibú, California. It was build by the famous interior designer Jonathan Adler due to doll’s  50th anniversary celebration. What attracks attention the most about this is manor is its pink colour. And all the references it touches upon Barbie. It’s a museum around Barbie. From a vanity with an exclusive collection of 25 dolls, to a living room worth to mention. A chandelier made of Barbie’s wigs and a mirror which frames are made of 64 dolls.

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The Manor, Los Ángeles.

It was the home for the renowned TV producer Aaron Spelling, sagas’ creator as for example of Charlie’s Angels TV series. Although it’s currently on sale, it was the dream of Aaron to live there with his family. The house’s counts on 123 rooms, an indoor skating rink, a bowling alley, and a room which only goal is to wrap presents inside of it. It also counts on sports courts and several swimming pools.

luxury villasPic by: World Floor Plans

luxury villasPic by: Homes of the rich

Certainly, these luxury villas stand out for their eccentricities, and it is that luxury sometimes doesn’t know of bounds.

All of these luxury villas have in common the personality of each of their owners. And all the element required to build them up.

In iLuxenio, luxury and exclusivity defines us, and the first thing we have into account is the customer’s will. In every respect, we provide them with different options to make their dream home a reality.

As you can see in our works’ portfolio on the website, each villa is so different itself as their owners’ tastes. We are in charge of it until the end of the process. The result turns out to be even better than expected.

 

For further information about this and other subjects, don’t hesitate to contact us iluxenio@iluxenio.com

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable construction.

The best sustainable villas in the world

sustainable villas

On today’s post we’re telling you about some of the essential elements which define iLuxenio’s activity. Our subject is not other but the construction of sustainable villas.

After reading this post, you’ll know what actually means a sustainable home, which elements are them composed of. As well as the reasons of the customers to choose this kind of construction. Finally, after explaining you the current scenario for these, we’ll leave you a list with the best sustainable villas in the world.

A sustainable home is that which bases its performance and construction on sustainability principles. This will imply a clean energy consumption and even energy self-sufficiency. We can also talk about homes made of ecological materials, or which performance (apart from coming from clean energy), it doesn’t provoke any impact on the environment.

The main reasons for buyers to go for sustainable villas are:

  • Comfort: living in a sustainable house guarantees you the maximum comfort with nature, although visually it doesn’t seem to be like that. Feeling, breathing and touching a home made of fine materials always make you feel good.
  • Health: inside a sustainable villa, it’s impossible to perceive signs of excessive moisture, lack of ventilation, etc. This would help the increasing number of people who suffer from respiratory diseases. As it avoids allergy problems, asthma, migrain or skin irritations.
  • Savings: the fact that sustainable villas are built in the best conditions, talking about thermal insulation, orientation, or cross ventilation would mean that it’s easier to reach a constant temperature and that it wouldn’t require a greater energy performance for it, due to low-quality enclosures, or an inadequate construction as much as for materials as for home’s orientation. If we really want to have a full sustainable home, we won’t regret about the great advantage it brings at long-term.
  • Regulations: the Technical Building Code (TBC), on its Basic Document of Energy Savings binds all new constructions before December 31st 2020 to be considered as nearly-zero energy.
  • Lifestyle: if you feel yo owe nature, ori f you think you could be more responsible with it. The peak of a healthy lifestyle isn’t only affecting to diet or exercising, but to all the activities we’re daily doing.

How to identify sustainable villas? Which elements make them different?

First of all, the wealth of natural materials.

Sustainable villas are made of fine and local materials, and make use of them for its correct functioning. We talk about locals because of obtaining easily resources. And because these materials are naturally made for adapting to the environment where they’re extracted and where they’re going to be built.

On the other hand, the plants multitude. Those help to mantain a constant temperature and moisture in the home. Apart from it, it’s ideal to use plants which require of very few water resources an those covered with rain collected water.

Secondly, by its design and orientation.

Sustainable villas projected on a plane seem to be perfect bioclimatic architecture works. But on the ground, these could mean a pain in the neck.

On the ground, the correct orientation of the home could be something impossible to get, or the correct functioning of the house not as efficient as expected. The same thing could happen with design, the work execution has to respect and understand the villa’s performance so the inital purpose of the construction doesn’t ruin itself.

Finally, the use of renewable energies and technological elements.

Sustainable villas are match really well with technology, although we apparently match sustainability with natural and ecological. Technology is able to control some certain elements of the villa in order to reach ideal temperature conditions (smart home). And obviously, another differential element would be to see renewable energy devices joined to one of the adjacent parts of the villa.

After knowing these features of sustainable villas, here we leave below some of the best sustainable villas in the world:

sustainable villasYing Yang House by: Brooks+Scarpa

It’s a full efficient villa located at Venice, California. It’s a single-family home which adapts to the needs of a family with children.

sustainable villasZEB Pilot House by: Snøhetta

It’s located in Norway and it’s the perfect example to build rustic sustainable villas.

sustainable villasLa Casa de los Vientos: José Luís Muñoz

It’s a villa located in the province of Cádiz. From its balcony you can watch Sotogrande, the Mediterranean Sea and even the Rock of Gibraltar.

sustainable villasS-House by: KO+KO architects

In this case, the villa not only stands out for its meandering shape with S form. But for being one of the fews which provides itself with geotermal energy.

 

For further information about this and other subjects tyou can leave your comment below or email us to iluxenio@iluxenio.com

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable villas.

Floating houses

floating houses

On today’s post we’re telling you about a housing system very different from the beaten track. Although this doesn’t mean the lack of luxury and sustainability. We are referring to floating houses.

There are two kinds of existing floating houses, one is fixed kind and the other is mobile kind. Fixed homes are those which we build above an artifitial platform over the sea and mobile ones are those units with motor or boats with a motor that adapts as a home for their inhabitants.

A standard floating house would have a capacity from 2-12 people and a lenght from 7-15 metres.

But, what is the origin of floating houses?

Were them born from the space need? From the taste for a life on board? In fact a mix of both of them.

At the turn XX century, living in a port meant to live into a cargo vessel, in which normally took place activities related to delinquency, organized crime, or those were a shelter for socially excluded people. Nothing similar to a normal and an average life.

Also, the American West Coast piers were used as shelters for temporary workers, although they followed the same path talking about precarious cabins, as these were the only option to avoid the vessel’s plunder and so of gettind rid of the prohibitive prices for a humble worker.

For Europe, since the emergence of Industrial Revolution, the vessels’ traffic for transport of goods and people by the rivers of the main European trading cities and where we see the clearest example nowadays is in the well-known floating houses of Amsterdam.

Although we can’t forget either other focal points as it could be Landwehrkanal  in Berlin, from which we could say that it’s literally a floating neighbourhood.

Another mecca for floating houses is Sausalito. By the Golden Gate, the most famous pier of Sausalito Bay is no longer the fishermen area it was during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, to become a residential area for professionals of high purchasing power.

Further on, we will place the certain value of what current inhabitants of floating houses appreciate about their home, but first we want to point the differences out according to electricity and water supply from a normal house.

How do they supply themselves?

A current luxury and modern floating house stands itself for the values of sustainability.

For it, all electricity need covers by the means of solar panels placement. Although it’s also true that the most basic floating houses of public lightning to be able to supply itself.

In respect of water supply and consumption there are several available options:

  • Obtaining water from mainland, in charging points, and at the same time to use this points to get rid of water wastes that the house generates.
  • This other option is the ideal one and the most ecofriendly. Having in the house an own mini treatment plant, which filters and clean it. And so the house only empties to the sea or to the river the water which has been already treated. For water consumption there are two options: collecting rain water and treat it. Ot also to have you own treatment plant to purify the river’s water or to desalinate the sea water.

Why is it a luxury trend to move to a floating house?

Living in a floating house is a good way to hide from the stressing life of a big city . Even if this floating house is in the own city, you enjoy of a centric position, and a perspective of the city that any conventional house could ever give to you.

It perfectly adapts to the current values which the new bueyrs are looking for: luxury, mobility and peace. The new lifestyle based on having the best, during a short period of time to change towards the newest trends. And avoiding that many other factors to stop that life’s rhythm.

The new floating houses are modular constructions, this is, removable and portable houses.

This means if I’ve been for a period of time living in a specific place and I decide to give my life a change of scenery. I could be the following day on the other side of the country or in another country, but in the same house. Whether if I transport it in a truck or in my own ship towards the next port.

Here we leave you 3 of the most amazing floating houses in the world:

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Float Home by Designs Northwest Architects, in Dubai.

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Floating House by MOS Architects in lake Huron, Canada.

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Icebergs from Daniel Andersson in the Åland islands, Finland.

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Do you imagine living over the sea?

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On today’s post we are telling you how the life is near the sea. Living near the sea is an unique experience. Those lucky people who have the chance to do it, for example at homes in Formentera, they can’t give better references : mild temperatures throughout the year, pure air to renew energies, and a Mediterranean diet very advisable to carry out a good lifestyle.

Hereafter, we’re telling you which are the particular benefits that people who live in the beach notice, and other spotted advantages by doctors and specialists:

Health

For those people who suffer from respiratory diseases, as asthma is. The decongestant components’ richness in the air helps to relief this kind of diseases (iodine and mineral salts).

It also helps to stabilize the blood pressure. We should take into account, that the air pressure is higher and so the oxygen quantity in the air. This air provides with more oxygen to organs and body tissues.

The high iodine content (natural bactericide) in the air fights eye and respiratory infections too, and generally the immune system. Iodine is also responsible for stabilizing the metabolic system and for helping the thyroid hormones’ production to normalise.

Stress out!

The lack of artificial activity in a natural environment as the beach is, it helps the environment to keep a negative charge (iodines). Those iodines’ negative charge helps us, among others, to stimulate neurotransmitters, to increase serotonin production and to clear the mind. Above from all, how it specially helps is by falling asleep faster. And we all say it, there’s no place to sleep better than the beach, without waking up in the night, without the city’s noise… just hearing the background roar of the waves.

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What does the sea provide to luxury?

A luxury life and so, a luxury home, is focused on the maximum comfort. From the own house’s elements, to its placement. And this is, after the benefits described above, isn’t already a luxury the simple fact of being able to enjoy of the coast?

Sea and luxury perfectly match, as both of them defend a perfect and pleasing lifestyle in which health, security and comfort go together in the same package. It’s not a coincidence that the most amazing villas, as those we build in iLuxenio, are all built right on the beach. They meet together the perfect home with the ideal placement.

For example, a very related element with luxury villas and these in a good placement are the infinity pools. These pools are, as we know well, those which visually lack of edges and reflect the landscape they face ahead. An infinity pool  at homes in Formentera is essential, the result is astonishing and the landscape clamours for it.

 Homes in Formentera

Hereafter we are presenting you 2 choices of homes in Formentera, in which you could basically say that you are living over the sea.

Villa Borde de Mar

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Source: Luxury Estate

It’s about a villa very close to Caló Des Mort, this house is for sell and rent and counts on a surface of 500m2, 6 rooms and 5 bathrooms. As a proper Mediterranean home, it counts on fine elements as it is the local wood. And also vivid colours paintings in order to appease the heat in the summer and to reflect the endless Mediterranean sun in the winter. It has two floors, a 150m2’s terrace and besides an infinity pool perfectly refurbished with wood to avoid the heat storage on the floor, and which mimics the natural enviroment of the home.

Villa at Cala Envaster

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Source: Luxury Estate

This villa is located between Cala Envaster and Sant Ferran town. This beautiful villa is one of the many homes in Formentera located at exclusive points of the island. It counts on 300m2 of house but 4000 of field’s surface. Inside it, we can find 4 rooms and 3 bathrooms, and a rooftop swimming pool with Ibizan porch. Just like the previous villa, it’s made of natural materials and very breathable to stand for the high temperatures.

Living on the Mediterranean sea is something that very few people have within reach. In iLuxenio we’ve fulflilled our customers’ dream about having their own luxury villa at any spot of the coast. So if you have in mind to build your custom home, don’t hesitate to contact with the best professionals. We’ll guarantee you with the maximum exclusiveness, luxury and sustainability for your project.

 

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Swimming pools to customer’s liking

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A swimming pool is an essential luxury for a villa or a detached house and there’s a variety of existing swimming pools which count on plenty of designs, sizes and materials. As a result, swimming pools are the architectural elements which better define luxury.

In this following post we’ll talk you about all kinds of pools. As they are: infinity pools, in which the water seems to lose in the horizon, those on rooftops, those with colourful bottoms, those underground… all of them have in common their beauty and exclusiveness.

Kinds of swimming pools:

According to their design and construction, swimming pools could be:

Elevated pools

They’re known as prefabricated swimming pools. It’s a kind of pool which doesn’t require of much work talking about big works’ execution when installing them, as they don’t need a space on the ground. Although this kind of pools doesn’t exceed to ground level’s ones, those are yet the preference despite of the great technical advances  in the last years.

Underground pools

We find the vast majority of pools this way. These  kinds of pools require of a hole work on the ground. The builders prefer this kind of swimming pools against the prefabricated swimming pool models. Although there’s a increase in the demand of these in the last years.

Glass fiber reinforces polyester’s swimming pools

Since these are made of one single piece on a preformed shape. It embraces the shape of a mould or specific moulds which could be modular or single pieced too. For its installation, as it’s under the ground, a hole with the shape and size of the polyester pool must be dug. But, they exist many qualities and depending on those, this kind of pools would require more or less maintenance, but generally, it’s necessary to protect them for down times and to make a maintenance each 4-5 years at least, as the chemicals used for the water’s treatment affect the polyester and could produce a crack on the pool’s structure.

Stainless steel swimming pools

Stainless steel swimming pools are pools which installation consists mostly on stainless preformed modular panels which size would depend on the model and design of the chosen pool. Hence, they usually have a more similar finishing to a working pool. For the execution of this kind of pools, it requires a time of 7-10 days.

Concrete pools

They’re usually made custom size, according to the client’s specifications. Especially relevant, this is the most common underground or ground level kind of pool. Its installation costs less than a glass fiber polyester pool. The construction phases for these pools are:

Also design, hole digging, pieces placement and installation, plumbering installation, fittings of technical equipment, concrete’s spraying, slabs and glassy tiles placement and exteriors and interiors installation.

Mixed or steelglass swimming pools

It’s an underground pool’s construction system which covers the best of each pool. Adding quality, durability and finishings completely uniques in the market. This kind of pools brings us some advantages as they are: security, construction and assembly speed, quality/price ratio and its durability. But the greatest advantage which brings is the complete personalization for every single customer. As this one can choose the size which better fits, the desired shape, the numbers of entrances to the pool, the colour and engraving, the glass mosaic drawings or the lighting…

Wooden swimming pools

Probably, this kind of pools are the most uncommon, in Spain they’re not very usual to find, although it doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. Among the kinds of wooden pools, they exist several models: ground level pools or underground pools, semi-underground pools or elevated swimming pools.

Finally, pools are one of the most sought elements in a luxury home, having a great swimming pool, a whirlpool bath… it’s what the customer who wants to build his/her dream home looks for, a private wide pool with water falls is essential.

In conclusion, some luxury pools features:

  • Being able to join architecture and relax. Luxury swimming pools, apart from being amazing and large, usually have as the main feature its design.  It’s usually related to the fact of being able to enjoy of it.
  • Betting on vegetation: nature adds much value to the bath’s enjoyment.
  • Rustic colours, navy colours.. But colours are important when choosing a luxury pool.

Furthermore, here you have an article with 20 examples of the most amazing swimming pools:

Shingle House

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Private residence in Paia House, Maui, Hawaii

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Felicite Island

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Mediterranean House

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