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“A hundred times I have thought: New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: it is a beautiful catastrophe.”

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OVER THE PAST YEAR, UTOPIA HAS PROFILED A NUMBER OF FAMOUS, MODERN ARCHITECTS. ALMOST EVERY ONE OF THEM CITES THE SWISS ARCHITECT LE CORBUSIER AS AN INFLUENCE ON THEIR WORK, SO NOW WE PROFILE THE MAN HIMSELF. This highly polemical designer has arguably become the most influential urban planner and architect of the twentieth century. He was one of the key designers who formulated the ideas behind a truly modern, avant-garde architecture during the interwar period. Le Corbusier’s ideas about immense, rationalised, zoned, and industrially-constructed cities both shocked and seduced a global audience, and while they never came to fruition as a cohesive vision, his disciples put many of their pieces into place around the world, both during and after his lifetime. Over fifty years after his death, Le Corbusier still manages to exercise influence and arouse hatred for his ideas and buildings. His complex ties to politics and the sociological dimensions of architecture mean that he will continue to be the subject of debates for decades to come.

EARLY LIFE AND CAREER

of Switzerland. His father was a watch engraver and enameller and his mother taught music. They encouraged their son to study decorative arts in the hope that he would also become an engraver of watchcases. Jeanneret also frequently made trips with his father into the mountains around La-Chaux-deFonds, becoming intimately acquainted with nature and the environment. Jeanneret entered the Advanced Decorative Arts Course at the Art School in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1904, even though he would later (1951) tell the BBC that “I am anti-school. I left school at 13 because schools were very mean in the past; they were no fun.” The course on decoration there was taught by the painter Charles L’Eplattenier, who exerted a strong influence on the young man, encouraging him to study architecture. In 1905, in collaboration with Chapallaz and two other students, Jeanneret, then only 18, designed his first house, the Villa Fallet, a wooden mountain chalet with a steep roof and geometric patterning, for a member of the board of the Art School, the engraver Louis Fallet. In 1907 Jeanneret began his extensive travels, first encountering classical architecture on a visit to Italy. In the following years, he would visit many European cities, including Paris, where from 1908-10 he worked in the studio of architect Auguste Perret, a pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete. Jeanneret then moved on to Berlin, where between 1910-11 he worked in the office of Peter Behrens, arguably the most important architect in Germany at the time, whose great AEG Turbine Factory, is one of the seminal early works of modern architecture. There Jeanneret first met Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, both of whom were also employed by Behrens.

“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.”

Charles Édouard-Jeanneret (later called Le Corbusier) was born on the 6th October 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Jura mountains

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“To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be.”

A FROEBEL EDUCATION

Significantly, like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius, two fellow originators of the International Style in architecture, Le Corbusier didn’t have any formal architectural training as such. Interestingly, like another architect in the International Style, Frank Lloyd Wright, he played with Froebel blocks as a child. The Froebel education system predates Montessori and Friedrich Froebel creatd the concept of the ‘Kindergarten’. The Froebel system also has the child’s creativity at the heart of its philosophy and artists including Paul Klee, Buckminster Fuller and Charles Eames are all advocates of the system, as was Albert Einstein. Le Corbusier’s six-decade career reshaped cities from South America to India. He built seventy five buildings in a dozen countries and worked on over four hundred architectural projects. He disseminated his ideas through his almost forty books and hundreds of published essays. This extensive practice, characterized by the “poetic and often provocative interpretation of

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the technologies and values of the new machine age,” as architectural historian Kenneth Frampton puts it, established him as one of the most influential and controversial artists of the twentieth century. Many of Le Corbusier’s ideas, however, were too utopian to be put in practice, especially the ones reflecting his desire for control and order of society. Architect, city planner, painter, furniture designer, writer, publisher, and amateur photographer and filmmaker, Le Corbusier introduced unconventional ideas that helped shape modern society. As suggested by Kenneth Frampton “no single scholar has been able to master all the ramifications” of Le Corbusier’s creativity, not the least because Le Corbusier’s perspectives and interpretations of the world and its interaction with architecture often changed and remain difficult to pin down. Thus his work continues to be studied, criticised, and reinterpreted today, gaining new meanings and influencing generations to come.


KEY FACTS ABOUT LE CORBUSIER AND HIS WORK

* Le Corbusier was and remains a highly polemical figure in the history of modern architecture. Widely praised as a visionary whose imaginative plans for urban spaces dramatically transformed our understanding of what a city should be and could look like, he is equally reviled for the “soulless monotony” that his strand of modernism encouraged and the “wanton destruction” of the urban fabric that he both championed and prompted among his followers in urban planning during the latter half of the twentieth century.

* Le Corbusier is one of the major originators of the International Style along with such contemporaries as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius. His work was featured especially prominently in the landmark exhibition in 1932 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York - and subsequent book - that gave the movement its name.

* Le Corbusier’s role in the birth of modern architecture is magnified because

of his ability to elucidate and disseminate his principles succinctly and forcefully. His Five Points of a New Architecture, which form the backbone

of his architectural thought of the 1920s, constitute some of the most direct set of ideas in architectural theory, which he successfully demonstrated in his numerous villas of the interwar period.

* Le Corbusier’s early writings and buildings glorified modernism and modernity

as the key to bringing society out of the cataclysm of World War I at the beginning of the 1920s, a time when many others shrank from the embrace of modern life. Indeed, his architecture and faith in technological progress and heavy industry helped create what many architectural historians would later call “the machine age.”

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Corbusier’s political and ideological positions remain fraught with complexities and controversy - at times he could be labelled a capitalist, a communist, or a Fascist - and his copious inspirations and voluminous records and archival materials provide critics and scholars with a seemingly endless array of possible interpretations.

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Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau, Paris (1925) The Esprit Nouveau pavilion functioned as a manifesto of Le Corbusier’s ideas on modern architecture at the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. It illustrated his belief that industry, through the standardization required for mass-production, could create the buildings necessary for modern living. He aimed to show “the radical transformations and structural liberties reinforced concrete and steel allow us to envisage in urban housing” as well as to demonstrate that the “comfortable and elegant units of habitation, these practical machines for living in, could be agglomerated in long, lofty blocks of villa-flats.” These would form the primary housing units in his urban schemes, including the Contemporary City for Three Million Inhabitants and his Plan Voisin for Paris, underwritten, like the rest of the pavilion, by a prominent French automobile manufacturer.

Villa Savoye (1929-31)

The Villa Savoye was commissioned by an upper-class Parisian couple as a weekend house in Poissy, 19 miles away from Paris. Recognized as “one of the icons of modern European architecture,” the house influenced the coinage of the term “The International Style” and was prominently displayed in 1932 in MoMA’s seminal Modern Architecture: International Exhibition. The last of Le Corbusier’s 1920s-style houses, the Villa Savoye, fittingly, is considered the summation of his “Five Points of a New Architecture” elucidated in his treatise Vers une architecture (1923). The pilotis, or thin point-support columns, are arranged in a near-perfect grid that provides the architect almost complete freedom in the designs of both the floor plan and the facades - underscored by the fact that each of the four facades is different. The second floor, the main living space, is characterized by the ribbon windows that provide unencumbered views of the landscape - fostering the strong connection between nature and the constructed structure - and it is crowned by a roof terrace. The expansive lawn has the added effect of placing the building on prime display, as if it was intended to function as a demonstration or summation of the Five Points. UTOPIA - 12


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Unité d’Habitation (1945-52) The Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles was the first large-scale housing block that Le Corbusier was given the chance to build. Its conception was a long time in the making, and can be traced back at least to the blocks of apartments he developed for his housing schemes of the 1930s, including those for Algiers and Nemours, Algeria. It was conceived to be built in multiple iterations, as part of a much larger urban redevelopment, such as those Le Corbusier hoped would be built for entirely devastated areas such as Saint-Die and La Rochelle after World War II. The single Unité, however, was the only piece of this vision that he would manage to carry out - though in several different locations in Europe.The Unité represents the most complete realization we have of Le Corbusier’s idea of communal housing, often described as a “city within a city.” The Unité also shows the evolution of Le Corbusier’s work with béton brut (rough concrete), wherein he left the material unfinished, with the imprint of the wood used to cast it clearly visible in its surface. This facet of the building’s skin not only connects it to the natural park-like surroundings littered with trees, but it gives the building an arguably more robust character, much like the hulk of a sailing ocean liner, to which it has often been compared (appropriate for Marseilles, France’s gateway port to the Mediterranean). Le Corbusier’s work with concrete here would influence many architects in the coming decades, culminating in the strand of design with the material called Brutalism, which coalesced in the 1970s.

Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut (1950-55) In 1950, Le Corbusier was invited to design a new Catholic pilgrimage chapel in Ronchamp, a small French town in the Vosges Mountains near the Swiss border, to replace the one that had been destroyed during World War II. Perched on top of a hill, the church is atypical among Le Corbusier’s works; its highly sculptural forms use virtually no right angles and make no references to his usual prismatic clarity. The inclined walls appear almost to be collapsing inwards under the weight of the massive brown concrete roof. Only when the visitor enters the small, darker sanctuary, pierced by small shards of light, does he discover the thickness and solidity of these walls that firmly enfold the space and create a solemn atmosphere imbued with meditative tranquility.

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Chandigarh, India (1951-65) In 1951, having seen his plans for numerous cities rejected, Le Corbusier finally received the opportunity to put his ideas into practice. After India gained independence in 1947, the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, envisioned a new capital for the Punjab state that would represent India’s entry into the modern world. He tapped Le Corbusier for the job. As in his other projects, Le Corbusier prioritized the automobile, connecting the sectors through wide boulevards. To conform to the modern ideas of functionality and efficiency, the city was zoned according to its different uses: residential buildings, a commercial center, a medical and university complex, and a recreation area, and a central park around a large artificial lake. Le Corbusier was also responsible for designing the famed Capitol Complex, which included the Secretariat (headquarters of both the Punjab and Haryana governments), the Legislative Assembly, and the High Court buildings.

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Their impressive scale boldly displays Le Corbusier’s affinity for rough castconcrete, punctuated by long rows of bays articulated by prominent brisesoleil to provide relief from the hot desert sun. Chandigarh’s success might be gauged from recent polls that reveal it to be the happiest city of India - most likely due to the calm and order resulting from its unique design; meanwhile, Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2016. His legacy is all around us and will remain with us for some time to come. But we will give him the last word:

“Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity. It is for this reason that these are beautiful forms, the most beautiful forms. Everybody is agreed to that, the child, the savage and the metaphysician.”


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ESTEPONA-BASED ARCHITECT ALEJANDRO GIMÉNEZ HAS CREATED A STUNNING, MODERN HOME IN THE HEART OF ANDALUCIA’S LEADING CITY – SEVILLA. Photos by Anna Elias

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ONCE AGAIN, ARCHITECT ALEJANDRO GIMÉNEZ HAS WORKED HIS MAGIC ON THIS HOME IN THE HEART OF SEVILLA. ALEJANDRO HAS A REPUTATION FOR BLENDING A CONTEMPORARY AESTHETIC WITH TOUCHES FROM OTHER CULTURES, MOST NOTABLY THOSE OF JAPAN AND MEXICO, TO PRODUCE A LIVING SPACE THAT IS RECOGNISABLY OF ITS ERA, YET DOES NOT SLAVISHLY CONFORM TO ITS IDEALS. The apartment is located in the centre of Sevilla, and Alejandro was engaged to transform it into a modern living space. His first thoughts on ways to approach the task, was to first of all transform the living space from the classic concept of sectioning off rooms for different uses to one that opened the spaces up and have a more continuous and flexible formation within the apartment’s walls. As you can see from the images of the final result, Alejandro and his team have succeeded in connecting the main living room with the kitchen area to satisfy the contemporary desire for open-plan living, which effectively ensures that the people present in either space are never disconnected from each other. Adding light is a ‘de rigueur’ element of the contemporary style, and the architect achieved this with four large windows that allow light to flood in. This is particularly important in a city centre, where light can more

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Alejandro wanted “to achieve a look that was both cosy and contemporary.�

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easily be blocked by the surrounding buildings than in an a apartment or villa on the coast. In the bedrooms, we see the skilful use of recessed lighting to create a warm ambience. In the apartment’s hallways, he stripped out the old, false ceilings, creating more height and therefore a greater feeling of space. The wood floors, rather than marble or tile, bring warmth to the uniform whiteness of the walls and doors. Although, in working on the interior design, it is clear that Alejandro has brought some of his trademark splashes of bright colour (in this case pops of turquoise) to break up the white and other neutral tones in the furnishings. Undoubtedly, this apartment will now feel cooler in Sevilla’s hot summers, thanks to the team’s choice of colours and materials. Alejandro commented that with regard to the interior design and the choice of furniture, he wanted “to achieve a look that was both cosy and contemporary.” The lucky owners of Casa Puri must be delighted with the finished product, because he has given them a home with heart and light. www.alejandrogimenez.net

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Adding light is a ‘de rigueur’ element of the contemporary style, and the architect achieved this with four large windows that allow light to flood in.

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A charming villa located in the sought after B Zone area within the heart of Sotogrande Costa and within an easy drive of all areas within the Sotogrande Estate. Built over two levels, this property has a southerly orientation providing lots of natural light throughout. The open plan design offers comfortable living and entertaining areas both inside and out. The private, secure plot has been simply, but effectively landscaped. The villa is entered from the road onto a private, in/out driveway that leads to the main front door area. Open terraced areas, open stairwell to the upper floor, open plan modern kitchen/dining area with access to a summer dining terrace, utility area, three double bedrooms, one full bathroom servicing the bedrooms, garage with store. Private swimming pool with terraced surround, lawn and landscaped gardens, large, private covered and open terraces. Other features include: Radiator central heating, pre installation for alarm system.

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A beautiful, modern villa, with many elegant design features and free flowing spaces. Available for sale in a sought after location, within the exclusive residential estate of Sotogrande. Set in the Kings & Queens area of south (Costa) Sotogrande, the villa is within a short, leisurely walk to the Santa Maria Polo Complex and an easy walk to the beach. The villa benefits from an attractive, private, mature landscaped garden. Large areas of lawn and planted areas are overlooked by a wonderful covered terrace, which perfectly compliment the sunbathing/chill out areas that surround the heated swimming pool. There is also a covered poolside dining area plus a feature outdoor shower and toilet facilities. Other features include: Double car port, under-floor heating, air conditioning, Domotic lighting & sound system, large double glazed windows throughout, security alarm, water features.


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SPRING IS UPON US! THE FLOWERS BLOSSOM, THE BIRDS SING AND THE SUN SHINES AGAIN. FULL OF FRESH STARTS, IT’S THE PERFECT SEASON TO REVAMP YOUR HOME DECORATION! WITH THIS IN MIND, RUG’SOCIETY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE BRIGHT COLOURS, NATURAL INSPIRATIONS AND ALL THE SPRING ELEMENTS TO CREATE UNIQUE PIECES THAT BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME AND DRESS UP YOUR FLOOR FOR THE OCASION.

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Wether it be your room, your living room or your kitchen, get inspired by Rug’Society’s designs and take the Spring cleaning to another level with a brand new decoration!

Gaudi Filled with bright colors and uniquely shaped flowers, Gaudi draws inspiration from Antoni Gaudi’s abstract art pieces. Amaze your guests, lighten up your living room and take a quick Spring vacation to Barcelona... without living your house!

Rose The association of Spring and flowers is almost immediate in our minds, as a sign of rebirth and renovation. So, why not combine the flowers on your dining table with flowers on your rug? Handtufted, with a mix of dark and pastel tones, Rose features a combination of beautiful flowers, inviting the Spring season inside your home.

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Savana Valencia

Designated color of the year by Pantone, Ultra Violet is a must for this season! This costumizable Valencia rug, that mixes handtufting and carving techniques, brings a sense of warmth to the environment, with its paint dripping effect, and adds texture and color to any design After all the winter cold, the only thing we want is to go outside and get a taste of what nature has to offer. How about taking that desire and turning it into an inspiration for you home decoration? Handtufted, Savana mixes geometric patterns with nature elements, where animals and flowers take the main stage. A statement piece that will catch the eye of anyone and stand out in any design!

Plumbird Birds chirping outside our house is a pleasent and welcome sign that Spring has finally arrived! Plumbird concept is the blend between nature, the richness of oriental and minimalist culture, with the mixing of geometric elements and vintage nuances. This handtufted rug reflects a spirit of change and contrast, and is the perfect addition to anyone trying to redesign their home for the new season! www.rugsociety.eu UTOPIA - 31


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The company’s objective is to provide greater quality to the construction business by bringing closer to the general public healthy and natural materials, as well as technical solutions.

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Mortex brings all the environmental and sustainable benefits of lime, a durable material, adding ecological and technological ones as well, to this great interior architectural project. On a base of this noble and millennial material that is lime, Beal Mortex brings technological advances that provide exceptional technical performances to its materials, such as strength, flexibility, adherence and waterproofing. It can also can be customized in terms of colour and texture, due to the mineral aesthetic beauty of this material, which is as close as possible to natural lime the qualities and properties. RedVerde has been involved supporting technical advice to this outstanding project, as well as providing all the necessary materials for its execution. Go to La Fรกbrica for a beer in Mรกlaga and enjoy Mortex! www.mortex.es

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THE SERPENTINE PAVILION 2018 THE SERPENTINE GALLERY IN LONDON’S HYDE PARK IS ONE OF THE CITY’S SMALLER, BUT STILL VERY FAMOUS, ART GALLERIES. THE SPACE IS MOST FAMOUS FOR SHOWING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART AND EACH YEAR A DIFFERENT ARCHITECT IS AWARDED THE COMMISSION TO DESIGN THE PAVILION THAT SITS IN THE GALLERY’S GROUNDS. For 2018, Mexican architect, Frida Escobedo is the chosen designer and it will be the first time she has had one of her designs built in England, although it is not the first time her work has been seen in London. She is also the youngest architect to be invited to participate in this prestigious project, which was established in 2000, making her the eighteenth architect. Previous architects and artists who have received the invitation include Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry, and in 2017 it was Diébédo Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso. Escobedo, who was born in 1979, is based in Mexico City. She is known for her work on skincare brand Aesop’s stores in Miami and a pop-up in New York. She also designed an Aztec-inspired addition to the V&A museum’s central courtyard, which uses mirrors to reference an ancient Aztec city built over a lake and often employs materials, such as layers of sand, to create an illusion of natural landscape features within a built environment. “Escobedo’s pavilion will take the form of an enclosed courtyard, comprised of two rectangular volumes positioned at an angle. While the outer walls will be aligned with the Serpentine Gallery’s eastern facade, the axis of the internal courtyard will align directly to the north,” say the organisers. “Internal courtyards are a common feature of Mexican domestic architecture, while the pavilion’s pivoted axis refers to the Prime Meridian, which was established in 1851 at Greenwich and became the global standard marker of time and geographical distance.”

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Frida, in an interview for the design website “It’s Nice That” said: “My design for the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 is a meeting of material and historical inspirations inseparable from the city of London itself and an idea which has been central to our practice from the beginning: the expression of time in architecture through inventive use of everyday materials and simple forms. For the Serpentine Pavilion,


Serpentine pavilion by Selgas Cano

we have added the materials of light and shadow, reflection and refraction, turning the building into a timepiece that charts the passage of the day.” Her design is for a courtyard enclosed by dark latticed walls, made from cement tiles. It is intended as a play on the celosia – a typical feature in Mexican architecture that allows breeze to permeate a building. The perforations will allow views into and out of the pavilion, while the mirrored underside of a curving canopy overhead will reflect the building and a pool beneath. “With this bold interior, Frida draws history into the present and redefines the meaning of public space,” said Serpentine Galleries director Hans Ulrich Obrist and chief executive Yana Peel.

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The pavilion will be open to the public from 15 June to 7 October 2018 in London’s Kensington Gardens. It will host a cafe, as well as a programme of art, architecture, music, film and dance events.

Serpentine pavilion by Francis Kere

Serpentine pavilion by Bjarke Ingels Group

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For the Serpentine Pavilion, we have added the materials of light and shadow, reflection and refraction, turning the building into a timepiece that charts the passage of the day.”

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Villa 119 is a five bedroom, five bathroom residence under construction and due for delivery in early 2019 with the possibility to personalize some of the materials and finishes to create a bespoke, contemporary home. Situated on one of the last remaining plots in El Herrojo, within the La Quinta Golf & Country Club Resort, it offers maximum accommodation in a prime location, ideal as a permanent or holiday residence with guaranteed rental returns and low runing costs.

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Distributed on three levels with a bespoke interior of 485m2 plus 400m2 of terraces all perfectly situated on a 1,000m2 plot. A further 185m2 of unfinished basement can be completed to include games room, spa area, cinema or to your own specification. Additional features include a 3 car garage, heated swimming pool, bodega, underfloor heating and home automation.

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The Definitive House & Home Bible Covering all areas of property – from interiors and furnishings to gardens, construction and décor – as well as showcasing the very best agents on the Costa del Sol. UTOPIA is bursting with informative features, the latest property news, stats and facts – and of course, we feature some of the most sought-after private addresses in the Marbella vicinity. This sleek, chic and avant-garde magazine is the only property guide you need to be on the pulse with the market in Marbella. Following UTOPIA’s groundbreaking success in Marbella’s property market and its growing popularity with local developers, the exclusive magazine has attracted the attention of architects, interior designers and furnishing stockists alike. Our new look UTOPIA has incorporated all aspects of HOUSE and HOME so that whether you’re an agent, homeowner or in search of your dream home, you will find stockists, designers, features, properties and articles that are current, relevant and contemporary – all in the most stylish property magazine in town. Distributed from Málaga to Gibraltar, as well as at leading international property and interior design fairs around Europe, UTOPIA is delivered to golf courses, restaurants, fashionable bars and clubs, in addition to the hotel bedrooms of all of the coast’s leading hotels. UTOPIA is the first magazine of its kind, specifically aimed at aspirational individuals in search of their slice of the idyllic Marbella lifestyle.

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REAL ESTATE & BITCOIN jump into bed together

MARBELLA REAL ESTATE COMPANY DRUMELIA model, in which a digital asset is sold and traded, could bring benefits to ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY THAT IT IS ACCEPTING BITCOIN, perhaps the most fixed of the fixed assets markets.” Prof. Stephen McKeon of the University of Oregon, also said: “We’ll undoubtedly see tokenised real THE ‘FIRST’ CRYPTOCURRENCY FOR PROPERTIES IN estate securities in 2018.” A NEW DEVELOPMENT, LA ALQUERIA IN BENAHAVÍS. SERGEY SINICHKIN SAID: “THOSE WHO ACCEPT THE They are discussing the concept of ‘fractional ownership’, which is about PAYMENT OF A PROPERTY IN BITCOINS ARE INVESTORS buying shares in a single property or multiple property development. This is something that we have yet to see emerging in Marbella, IN CRYPTOCURRENCIES. THEY TRUST but give it time. BITCOIN WILL BE CONSOLIDATED AND The new round of hype THAT IT´S A SAFE PAYMENT METHOD. comes from token sellers Luxury apartments sell for Bitcoin in Dubai. ACTUALLY, IN PRACTICE, IT’S LIKE ANY who believe the crypto In the meantime, the Ultimo lingerie brand owner Michelle OTHER CURRENCY.” token model, in which Mone and her partner Douglas Barrowman have firmly Since that announcement, it is rumoured that the luxury The Heights, La Resina Golf development also plans to make the option to pay in Bitcoin available as well. This is part of a worldwide trend and not some eccentric notion spawned on the Costa del Sol. Indeed, real estate businesses are increasingly looking at the application of blockchain technology in other areas of the property market; not just for payment.

a digital asset is sold and traded, could bring benefits to perhaps the most fixed of the fixed assets markets.

In a recent Coindesk article, Brady Dale discussed houses on the blockchain: “The new round of hype comes from token sellers who believe the crypto token

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put Bitcoin as a payment for property on the map with the sale of 50 luxury apartments in Dubai, according to Business Insider and Cointelegraph. They launched the $325 million development called Aston Plaza and Residences in September 2017 with construction to be completed by 2020. Upon the announcement of the project, Mone and Barrowman promised to offer 150 out of the 1,300 apartments that comprise ‘Aston’ for Bitcoin. By February 2018, some 50 of those apartments have already been sold, the two entrepreneurs told Business Insider. Michelle Mone added that some of the buyers purchased two apartments each, and one person bought as many as ten.


Aston Plaza, Dubai

This means that there are still some available for sale to Bitcoin holders. They range from studios that cost $130,000 each, which is approximately equal to between 13, or more, Bitcoins, depending on the value of Bitcoin to the dollar at the time of buying, to twobedroom apartments for $380,000 each or, roughly, 45 Bitcoins. Again, this depends on the Bitcoin valuation, which as ever crypto owner knows goes up and down like a yo-yo. CNBC also reported this last September, when the pair originally pledged to sell 150 apartments for Bitcoin, which was the “first major development of this size” to be available for purchase in a digital currency. According to Barrowman they are still getting enquiries about the Bitcoin properties, but to date haven’t decided about adding more units to the initial 150 apartments. We are entering a new era where those who have made small fortunes (and some very large ones) in cryptocurrencies want to start purchasing ‘big ticket’ items. It is far easier for a Bitcoin holder to buy a property directly with Bitcoin than change it into Euros, dollars or sterling for the transaction. And, with many of the Bitcoin owners looking for luxury properties in desirable locations, surely Marbella and other areas on the Costa del Sol fit that bill to perfection.

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Villa - Chalet BenahavĂ­s New built contemporary quality villa. South to southeast facing with panoramic views to the mediterranean, golf and mountains. Built to the highest standards and specs. The entrance on the first floor gives access to the hallway and the master bedroom en suite and further three guest bedrooms en suite. All with direct access to terraces. The main floor offers a spacious open plan living and dining area with high ceilings, central fireplace and a fully fitted island kitchen by Danespan with Siemens appliances. Cloak room, guest bathroom and wardrobe. Direct access to the covered and uncovered terraces, an infinity pool, a landscape garden and chill out - bbq area. The lower floor (basement) offers another guest bedroom en suite, a wine cellar and a games- or cinema room. Parking, carport for 3 cars. Under floor heating and A/C with heating with individual controls in each room (Daikin), solar powered energy system, domotic system with lighting control and sound system by Sonos and connected through Apple HomeKit, Lutron system, Deltalight, Bang&Olufsen, Bandalux sunscreens. Close to amenities and golf, and about 10 minutes to the beach and Puerto Banus. Villa designed by architect Carlos Lamas.

T: +34 952 90 75 21 Edificio La Rotonda, Avd.Manolete Nueva AndalucĂ­a (opposite La Sala)


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Ref: R3101482 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Build Size: 711 m2

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Villa - Chalet El Paraiso Cozy and well located villa all on one level, located in the residential El Paraiso, beach side, walking distance to the beach and all amenities (restaurants, shops). South facing and very private. Entrance hallway which leads into a spacious living/dining room with fireplace, fully fitted kitchen with breakfast area, master bedroom en suite, two guest bedrooms en suite. Direct access to the covered and open terraces with bbq area, a mature well maintained garden and private pool. Carport and parking for 3 to 4 cars. Possible to add one room. Walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. Less then 10 minutes to Puerto Banus.

T: +34 952 90 75 21 Edificio La Rotonda, Avd.Manolete Nueva AndalucĂ­a (opposite La Sala)


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Ref: R3100975 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4

Build Size: 280 m2

Plot Size: 1,000 m2

Price: 1,450,000â‚Ź

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LEGENDARY SLEEP COMFORT BUY A JENSEN SUPREME CONTINENTAL IN PURPLE MEADOWS AND GET A GIFT SET WITH A VALUE OF €580

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with a JENSEN BED ASK ANYONE IN MARBELLA ABOUT WHERE TO GET THE the Swedish adventurers Jon Olsson and Janni DelÊr. The couple are known BEST BEDS AND THE ANSWER IS MOST LIKELY TO BE for their blogs, and Jon in particular is renowned for his skiing prowess, as well as being a car enthusiast and a product designer, while Janni is a chic fashionista. JENSEN. The company was founded on 14 February 1947, which means the first Jensen mattresses were produced more than half a century ago. Of course a great deal has changed since then, but one thing has remained a steadfast value: the company’s customers should be able to see and feel that the bed they are lying on really is a Jensen bed. These days, Jensen is one of the leading bed producers in Scandinavia. More than 150,000 mattresses are produced each year at the factory in Svelvik, which is on the shores of the Oslo Fjord. The feeling amongst employees is one of pride and expertise in the product, which no machine in the world can replace. As a result, Jensen has naturally become a household name and not only in Scandinavian countries, as Marbella residents are aware. Indeed, Jensen has recently supplied beds to two famous Scandinavians who also happen to have recently bought a house in Marbella. We are talking about

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Jensen has naturally become a household name and not only in Scandinavian countries, as Marbella residents are aware.


From Alpine World Cups and X Games to Gumball 3000: the list goes on for Jon Olsson who constantly faces new challenges with his adventurous spirit. Accompanied by his talented and stylish fiancée Janni (awarded “Blog of the Year 2016”) the pair capture all their travels on film, which is then professionally edited and posted on their social media channels, inspiring more than two million followers from all over the world. As both have a busy lifestyle, they require optimal conditions for rest. And, Jensen was proud to deliver the best solution with its superior beds. Travelling to such an extent requires a place where Jon and Janni can feel totally comfortable and completely relaxed. And in their new Marbella house, the focus will be on this. They want to create a space where they can simply be themselves, hang out with friends and forget about all demands of their careers.

Jensen’s products truly spoke to Jon and Janni, because they offered fantastic support for the sensitive zones of the body, specifically the back, hips, shoulders and neck – regardless of whether the mattress is firm or soft. This settled the case and the couple decided that they would furnish every bedroom with a Jensen bed, so that not just them, but also their guests would enjoy the excellent sleep comfort provided by Jensen. Jon and Janni have a vision: Each day is a gift and deserves the best conditions. And Jensen offers the best conditions for sleeping soundly. www.jensenstore.com

Jon and Janni have a vision: Each day is a gift and deserves the best conditions. And Jensen offers the best conditions for sleeping soundly.

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Exceptional Projects by

By Heidi Gubbins

IT’S BEEN A BUSY WINTER SEASON AT THE AMBIENCE DESIGN STUDIO! A RANGE OF PROJECTS HAVE BEEN ON THE DRAWING BOARD WHERE OUR TEAM OF ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ARDUOUSLY TO CONCEPTUALISE AND CREATE UNIQUE SPACES.

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We’d like to share a general overview of some of our projects that we hope you will enjoy!


PUENTE ROMANO We’d like to start with one of our projects which will soon be completed at the renown Puente Romano. This beautiful villa has experienced a huge transformation. Our interior architects have done an amazing job doing the planning and design to enchance both the functionality of the space and to likewise create a unique interior. The refurbishment also included redesigning the false ceilings, interior and exterior lighting, BBQ area, two living rooms, bathrooms and all the interior built-in carpentry, in addition to all the furnishings and decorative elements that completed the look of this fabulous interior.

Our interior architects have done an amazing job doing the planning and design to enchance both the functionality of the space and to likewise create a unique interior.

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EL ROSARIO A stylish interior designed with Ambience’s unequivocal flair for contemporary design. We kept the style light and contemporary. We designed bespoke wall claddings and additionally we used some organic shapes and materials to add warmth and create an interior that would enhance the modern architecture. We were also requested to design an office. The space was conceptualised to integrate all the main elements of a fully functional home office.

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We used some organic shapes and materials to add warmth and create an interior that would enhance the modern architecture.

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MARBELLA We were commissioned to fully furnish the interiors of a 5-bedroom villa. A design where elegance is the mindset, an array of neutral tones are the palette to keep the interior calm and inviting.

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The large windows in the open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining space provide the area with fantastic light, so it was important to choose pieces that would discretely combine with the beautiful outdoor space and panoramic sea views.


White linen voiles, and natural materials were picked for the upholstery, whilst a unique eucalyptus glazed finish gives the sand dune effect to the bespoke dining table; a luxurious touch to the design. In the master bedroom we custom designed glazed wall panels, and opted for diffused pendant lamps and a full length upholstered headboard provide extra comfort for the bed area. By the large glass sliding doors, a round stylish loveseat takes the spotlight, whilst a soft abstract artwork brings a touch of colour to complete the look.

A design where elegance is the mindset, an array of neutral tones are the palette to keep the interior calm and inviting.

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Villa - Chalet BenahavĂ­s A modern, renovated and charming villa with great views to the sea and the coast. Nicely settled in a residential area close to all amenities and the beach. South facing. Nice mature garden, private pool, wooden decking and BBQ area. Underfloor heating on the ground floor, A/C with heating (individual), design gas fireplace, Sonos sound system, over sized Italian ceramic tiling, pre-installation for elevator. Main floor:Entrance hallway, open plan living area with dining and an island kitchen. Direct access to the covered and open terraces, the garden, the pool and a patio. One guest bedroom suite and a guest toilet. First floor: Master bedroom suite and two guest bedrooms sharing a bathroom. Lower floor: Garage and storage.

T: +34 952 90 75 21 Edificio La Rotonda, Avd.Manolete Nueva AndalucĂ­a (opposite La Sala)


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Traditional Values

Ref: R3101170 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Build Size: 372 m2

Plot Size: 1,000 m2

Price: 1,950,000â‚Ź

E: sales@jacksongrundy.es

jacksongrundyrealestate.co.uk


Semi-Detached House Benamara A beautifully presented semi-detached townhouse in a superb location just 250m from the beach. Overlooking a traditional Spanish square with no ‘through’ access, the property enjoys a setting of peace and tranquillity rarely seen in such proximity to the beach and amenities. Internally the accommodation has been modernised and comprises of entrance hall, spacious living / dining room with open fire and three sets of French doors to the garden / terrace, refitted kitchen with granite work surfaces, two spacious double bedrooms with ample fitted storage (en-suite to master) and a refitted bathroom. Externally the property enjoys a south-westerly aspect with the well-tended garden offering a good degree of privacy, while the terrace to the side of the house offers an ideal space for entertaining and dining. Additionally a roof top solarium offers further space to enjoy the Mediterranean sun.

T: +34 952 90 75 21 Edificio La Rotonda, Avd.Manolete Nueva Andalucía (opposite La Sala)


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Ref: R3114781 Bedrooms: 2

Build Size: 124 m2

Bathrooms: 2

Price: 250.000â‚Ź

E: sales@jacksongrundy.es

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Thoroughly

MODERN Marbella -- PART III --

FOLLOWING ON FROM PREVIOUS ISSUES OF UTOPIA, WE TAKE A LOOK AT MORE OF THE MODERN DEVELOPMENTS IN MARBELLA THAT ILLUSTRATE THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCES IN EXCLUSIVE LOCATIONS.

RIVA from Asset Folio This boutique development of six luxury residences with stunning sea views is situated on the eighth hole at Cabopino Golf Marbella. The semidetached, luxury 4-bedroom contemporary residences in Artola,Cabopino have panoramic and picturesque views to the sea over Cabopino Golf and it’s fairway-lined canopy of pine trees. Located just east of Marbella town, Cabopino is known for it’s natural beauty, pine forest and the famous Artola Beach, which is widely regarded as one of the top beaches in Spain with golden sand dunes, exceptionally clean water and great beach restaurants. Distributed over three levels each residence has a wide array of features for luxury and contemporary living including; a private pool, personal elevator, rooftop solarium, double-car underground garage and large stylish walk-in dressing rooms also with sea views. The community features lush gardens with a beautiful pool area and is securely gated around its perimeter.

www.assetfolioexcl.com/riva-residences

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NOU at Alcuzcuz from Asset Folio Located in the foothills of La Zagaleta, Benahavís, one of the most renowned and exclusive residential developments on the Costa del Sol, the Alcuzcuz community offers 104 luxurious residences, including penthouses and ‘Sky Villas’ nestled in this gated community. Residents will have stunning, mountain, sea and golf views. It is close to shops and restaurants, and a new British International School is opening in the near future, only minutes away from the residential complex. The apartments – there are 2,3 and 4-bedroom options-- have been designed by the awardwinning firm of Villarroel Architects and each has a spacious interior and private terraces. They have ceramic floors throughout and bathroom ware from Calamita.

www.noualcuzcuz.com

LAR Infinity from Prime Invest LAR INFINITY is situated within La Cala Resort, one of the best golf complexes in Andalusia, boasting three golf courses perfectly integrated into the gently sloping natural surroundings with a spectacular scenic backdrop. Designed by the famous Cabell Robinson, each of the 18-hole courses has been created to ensure a truly exciting experience. As well as golf, you can enjoy other activities in the vicinity such as horse riding, walking, mountain biking and much more. This golf development is made up of 56 townhouses with cutting-edge design. A modern project with wide-open spaces and uninterrupted views of the gardens and golf course. These are homes with lots of natural light, facing south

and huge floor-to-ceiling windows to bring the terraces and gardens inside the very home. The development is just minutes from Málaga Airport and all the shopping and leisure facilities you need to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle.

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THE NEW-BUILD MARBELLA PROPERTY SPECIALISTS FOUNDED AT THE HEART OF THE RECESSION, NVOGA HAS GONE FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH TO BECOME THE MARBELLA PROPERTY SPECIALISTS IN LUXURY NEWBUILD REAL ESTATE. The reason for this is that Nvoga is in many ways an innovator that likes to be ahead of the curve rather than follow behind. Where other agencies continued to focus on resale properties and felt the full force of the international recession, Nvoga was one of the first Marbella property specialists to focus on marketing new-build homes. In the beginning this mostly meant promoting developments that had been completed in the wake of the recession. Many were bank repossessions that offered fantastic value to investors and homebuyers, so when Nvoga stepped in with a sound plan to modernise them to contemporary tastes and market them, such properties sold very well. “A lot of people were looking for contemporary Marbella properties that offered quality and value,” says José Carlos León, who founded Nvoga, “so with an effective marketing strategy behind them the projects we promoted became a huge success.”

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“The essence in all of this is focusing on quality. We were at times offered projects that we simply didn’t believe in, so we made the conscious decision to only offer our clients quality projects and stick to that.” EXPERTISE IN OFFERING LUXURY NEW MARBELLA HOMES Banks that had tried to manage this role themselves soon recognised Nvoga’s success and turned to the company to assist them with the marketing and sales process. Nvoga became one of the leading Marbella property specialists in quality new-build Marbella apartments and villas, and it continues to build on its reputation for expertise in this field. “The essence in all of this is focusing on quality. We were at times offered projects that we simply didn’t believe in, so we made the conscious decision to only offer our clients quality projects and stick to that.”


“Each one is an iconic development that is taking Marbella property to a new level of design, style and comfort, and we are proud to offer the best new properties for sale in Marbella.”

The search for quality Marbella property to offer its growing international client base led Nvoga to a leader in the market once again: it gradually moved its focus from marketing finished developments to promoting the first modern Marbella apartments and villas built after the recession. In the meantime, there had been a great development in architectural styles, interior layouts, construction techniques and in-house technologies, all of which are featured in the contemporary Marbella properties that Nvoga now offers exclusively. These include such design landmarks as Icon Signature Villas in Santa Clara, Marbella East; South Bay, modern contemporary apartments in Estepona and Vanian Green Village at Selwo, also Estepona: New Homes  with nature “Darya Elviria” - Marbella; a new exclusive development of contemporary homes in Sierra Blanca - Marbella; the exquisite modern Marbella villas of the Marein Collection and the ecological Quercus Homes near Casares. “Each one is an iconic development that is taking Marbella property to a new level of design, style and comfort, and we are proud to offer the best new properties for sale in Marbella.”

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For more information about prime modern Marbella villas and contemporary apartments featuring advanced architectural styling and luxury features, please contact the team at Nvoga. www.nvoga.com

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FROM

€249.000

VANIAN GREEN VILLAGE • NEW GOLDEN MILE • ESTEPONA LUXURY APARTMENTS WITH LARGE TERRACES, SEA VIEWS & GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED B UILD I N G LI C E N S E G RAN T ED

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FROM

€268.000

SALES OFFICE

SOUTH BAY • MODERN LIVING IN ESTEPONA 47 SPACIOUS APARTMENTS AND PENTHOUSES WITH SEA VIEWS · SALES OFFICE OPEN ON SITE BUIL D I N G LI C E N S E GRAN T ED

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FROM

€698.500

OASIS 17 • NEW GOLDEN MILE OFF PLAN CONTEMPORARY VILLAS NEXT TO LA RESINA GOLF IN ESTEPONA CA LL U S +0 0 3 4 9 5 2 8 1 3 3 33 | info@ nvoga. c om | NVOGA.co m


FROM

€990.000

BELFRY NORDIC COLLECTION • CONTEMPORARY VILLAS EL CAMPANARIO GOLF • NEW GOLDEN MILE

BUIL D I N G LI C E N S E GRAN T ED

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