design

From Melvin Villarroel to Carlos Lamas

Nobody is in any doubt that the Costa del Sol is one of our country’s main tourism hotspots. In this entire area, there is one particular town that has become a focus of high end tourism: Marbella.

Marbella is one of few places in the world where you can buy a luxury residence designed by renowned architect Carlos Lamas. Works by Lamas, one of the main architects working on the Costa del Sol, are modern designs combining rectangular structures with a cutting edge style, making him the winner of the European Property Awards 2016-2017.

Just think that this area was also one of the main stamping grounds of Melvin Villarroel, among the most important architects of the 20th century, who designed numerous hotels and buildings in Marbella. His more tribal and personal style was a mix of different architectural traits seen on the Iberian peninsula, as well as some associated more with South America.

Among more modern designs can also be found work by ARK itectos Sotogrande. Several works in a vanguard style are currently on offer in Marbella, in a predominant white colour, allowing light to penetrate the interior and combine with the ambience.