Luxury architecture and ecology: a perfect tandem for your home

sustainable luxury villa

Maybe, if you think about luxury homes, the image of mansions with the best features or baroque decoration that  worth its weight in gold comes to your mind. It is a common belief that dream house’s owners don’t care about ecology.  You may think they don’t care if they waste or contaminate just to get their way. However, although you can find examples that fit this stereotype, there is another option that is already essential when building: opting for a sustainable luxury villa.

Is ecological architecture compatible with luxury? Not only do they make up a perfect tandem but also quality, durability, timeless appeal and architecture and design of sustainable homes are all the rage. This is so much the case that the ecological issue, is the cause of the increase in the house price.

How to make a luxury home sustainable? From the facilities to the gardens, let’s review what elements should not be missing in your sustainable luxury villa.

Ecological lighting

When we are designing a sustainable luxury villa, we must consider energy saving as a key aspect. For example, a good idea is to provide your house with as much natural light as possible. Thus avoid the need of turning on lights. However, at nigh-time we can face the darkness with LED light systems. They provide the necessary luminosity without wasting energy. They are always more efficient and durable than traditional incandescent bulbs. And don’t you worry, if you are thinking of putting especially opulent lamps such as chandeliers, LED bulbs will also adapt to them.

Today’s modern lighting systems with home automation, are increasingly sophisticated and practical. If you add a light control system to your sustainable luxury villa, you can remotely change the types of lighting and reduce energy consumption when you want.

Solar panels

This element is related to the previous point. Solar panel installation is increasingly becoming a popular option. Certainly, they are essential elements for those who want to live in an ecological environment since renewable energy from the sun has a leading role in energy saving.

In recent times, not only panels but also solar tiles have been developed. They allow a better adaptation to the architectural design of the roofs. These tiles have a higher price, but for those looking for something very specific in the architecture of their home without neglecting the ecological aspect,  solar tiles can be good a good option.

Energy-saving appliances

Likewise, modern appliances have an important role. The most luxurious ones are also the most energy efficient. But what is even more important, do you know how the use of a certain type of smart refrigerator can help the environment? If your fridge has a built in camera, you can see its content and buy only the groceries we need, so there will be no leftovers that end up in the trash.

Sustainable materials

Wood is a trend! Before, only those rustic style lovers might think about using this material, but it is becoming increasingly present in luxury villas. Why? Because wood with certified origin or natural stone are ecological materials par excellence.

Did you know these materials? They can be recovered wood, bamboo, cork, natural stone, recycled glass tiles, or recycled steel. They are gorgeous and looks great in at your home, besides being very durable!

In addition to the above mentioned products, you may not have considered another option to make the construction of a sustainable luxury villa a more ecofriendly process. It’s about using local materials to avoid their transportation and the negative impact of pollution caused by the long journeys.

Green spaces

Often, the most aware environmentalists seek to preserve and increase green areas in cities, called green lungs of the world. This same philosophy can be transferred to our sustainable luxury villa. Plants improve air quality, so being surrounded by nature is priceless. Therefore, in any good worthwhile architectural project, gardens can’t be ignored. Vegetation is aesthetic and attractive, it provides that chill out space that many people want, but it has other remarkable benefits. One of them is the insulating properties of green roofs and walls, which offer an extra layer, providing freshness to rooms and reducing sun heat impact.

As you can see, the sign of opulence has changed its color. Green is the new gold. If your home has a large presence of vegetation, the prestige of it will increase.

For more information on this subject do not hesitate to contact us at iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

iLuxenio, discover the house of your dreams and build it with us.

iLuxenio, descubre la casa de tus sueños y constrúyela con nosotros.

 

Elements that should not be missing in a luxury home

Elements

What kind of elements should not be missing in a luxury home?

 When we say the word luxury brings to mind a lot of amenities, such as swimming pools, saunas, home gyms, tennis courts, garden, game rooms and fully stocked kitchens but ,what are the elements that luxury homebuyers want to have?

Below, we leave you a list for your house will be recognize as a luxury villa:

Private pool:

You can’t miss the pool and obviously it has to be private. In such a house, privacy is very important. But also if it is an infinity pool better than better. In addition to the pool has to contain water games.

Elements

External kitchen

Only one indoor kitchen is not enough, the villa must have an outdoor pool where you can not miss a built-in gas grill, a sink and a small fridge to always have very cold drinks.

Elements

Fully equipped kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the house. An opulent life requires a magnificent kitchen. We must know that a quality kitchen is a huge need when it comes to a villa of more than 1.5 million euros. An opulent kitchen will always have a warm atmosphere, wine fridges, quality appliances similar to a restaurant, and plenty of storage in a large pantry.

Sea views

It is one of the luxuries that if the villa we want is near the sea, we can´t  give up this pleasure of life. Being able to sit on your own terrace and listen to the sound of the waves is something that conquers everyone.

Cinema

Game rooms and movie cinemas are an absolute whimsical when we talk about luxury homes. With a room dedicated to the seventh art provided with a giant screen and accompanied by freshly made popcorn … what can go wrong? In addition, this type of room is designed for the little ones in the house who will love the plan.

Gym

Why do you have to sweat in front of other people you don’t know about anything. Have an open space to include machines and weights. And of course you can´t miss wireless speakers, televisions. In addition to an indoor sauna and pool to relax after training.

A huge main room

We must not leave the most intimate place in the house without being less.We spend a lot of time in our lives in the bedroom. It is imperative that the bedroom be a large open space with space for a huge bed and plenty of seating areas. It is important to have a first class technology to have everything you need for not get out of bed. For example, integrated automation systems for lighting, security, remote control curtains and climate control can not be missing in the main bedroom of the house or in the rest.

Dressing rooms

An extension of the room always has to be the dressing room. A high priority for a woman is to have a place to store and at the same time show all the extravagant shopping stories like shoes and bags. Women and men alike seem to have a growing desire for a large separate room to dress and display their high-end garments. This area of ​​the house requires walls lined with cedar shelves, racks to show shoes, bags and ties, and of course you can´t miss the lighting and mirrors for look handsome and make up.

Tennis court

Tennis court or paddle courts are conducive elements to practice your favorite sport or simply enjoy learning new ones. To do this, many of the luxury villas have a tennis court, where both adults and children can play and have fun for hours.

Outdoor spaces

Sit on an outdoor terrace reading a good book. Eating surrounded by your family and friends or sunbathing on a good sunbed is priceless. Therefore, a luxury house must have outdoor spaces such as gardens and terraces, from where it is possible to relax, or drink a glass of champagne watching the stars.

Elements

Babysitter

There are many parents who have to be working or traveling all day and need the smallest of the house to be in good hands. Therefore, the service of a babysitter is essential for children to be safe. In addition, they will surely have a lot of fun and will not feel alone at any time of the day. Besides, if the nanny speaks several languages, it is a great way to learn new languages.

For more information on this subject do not hesitate to contact us at iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

iLuxenio, a reference in exclusive and sustainable construction.

 

 

 

Real Estate Marketplaces

Real Estate marketplaces

What do we understand by real estate marketplaces? Can you sell houses online?

Real estate marketplaces are digital platforms to do online transactions are published. These platforms allow you to search online for properties to build, buy, sell or rent and provide information on market behavior.

A clear example of the real estate marketplaces is iLuxenio, where you can build your dreams house through a digital platform.

If we talk about online channels that present the properties for sale we can see the following ones:

  • Facebook:

At the end of 2017, Facebook announced the expansion of its marketplace to thousands of rental homes.

Anyone can publish their home for rent but also companies that manage rentals can act as brokers in the platform.

Facebook has its own classified ads application, where you can publish everything: cars, employment, clothing, apartments and houses.

Besides, one of the most remarkable aspects of Facebook’s marketplace is being able to filter by the products that our friends from the social network publish.

On the other hand you can also publish an ad, not as a seller, but as a potential buyer, indicating what you are looking for, why and choosing if you want to advertise to all users or only friends.

An important feature is that for publishing to sell and to buy, you always ask why, appearing the response in the ads.

  • Google

After several tests, Google rejected the idea of ​​being a real estate marketplace. Also Google didn´t want to becoming a national SML (service of exclusive multiple real estate contracts).

The real estate portals decided to bet on their own tools and not on Google.

Today the technological giant is dedicated to:

– the creation of specific pages for the publication of real estate listings,

– adjustments for quality improvement in the real estate search engine,

– reach agreements with real estate agents, so they take advantage of Google technology.

We are still to see if any day in the future will appear homes in the Google Shopping area.

  • Amazon

Another of the world’s big real estate marketplaces could not miss the opportunity to be inside the real estate market.

In Spain they sell prefabricated houses and have begun to include information on homes for sale.

The first of these property management companies that has participated in this project is Altamira, which offers a selection of new construction homes through Amazon.

The Amazon initiative together with Altamira consists of a microsite within Amazon, in which you can see new homes  Madrid, Barcelona and the Spanish coast.

The process is very easy: Altamira shows the housing promotions in the Amazon space, if you want to request more information about a home you will be redirected to the Altamira Inmuebles website, where you can get in touch to start the process of buying your home .

Today, 100% of people who want to buy, rent or build a house always seach on Internet. This was the reason why Altamira opted to be present in digital portals like Amazon.

Amazon has more than one million visits per day. In 2018 more than 18 million users bought at least once through Amazon Spain.

We know that the real estate market is changing and we are facing more and more informed customers with demands increasingly linked to the digital environment.

As we can see the sale of real estate is increasingly linked to services through e-commerce. We have statistical data that was invoiced more than 7,000 million euros in Spain, in the second quarter of 2018.

  • Craigslist

Craigslist is a web portal classified ads with different sessions dedicated to employment, housing, personal contacts, concerts, discussion forums, among many others. If we enter at the website we can see that they have a housing section with the following information: 

 

  • Wallapop

Today we all know what Wallapop is. A Spanish company founded in 2014, which offers a digital portal for buying and selling second-hand products between users through the network.

Furthermore, it has a real estate section where you can filter by price, area, distance, from cheaper to more expensive, from more expensive to cheaper, news.

There are mostly properties for rent rather than for sale. And also for buying and selling garages.

  • Milanuncios

In milanuncios for quite some time we can find all types of rental, sale and purchase properties. It is a good way to show the information and put in contact with the interested person (an individual or real estate agency).

You can contact us at  iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

iLuxenio, discover your dreams house and build with us.

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.

simed 2018

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 brings architects into contact with clients who want to build the house of their dreams, we have seen a perfect chance to show you the result of our work at a 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.

 

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The 4 most eccentric villas

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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The best sustainable villas in the world

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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.

 

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