The main challenge for this project in Marbella, Spain was to ensure a sort of relationship with the Mediterranean Sea, even though there were no available house plots by the beach. The Cool Blue Villa is actually one residence away from the water, which means that the views are significantly obstructed by the other construction.
The architects over at 123DV found an effective solution by introducing a superior level and a roof terrace. The visual contact with the sea was thus preserved, with large floor-to-ceiling windows beautifully framing the views from a number of rooms.
In order to compensate for the fact that the Mediterranean could not be seen from the ground level, the architects introduced a couple of beautifully-designed water features: a large infinity swimming pool, and a canal which embraces part of the residence almost like a moat.
The canal is three feet (one meter) wide and where it meets the living area, it is flanked by a natural stone wall. A series of underwater led lights make this area especially beautiful at night time, when diffused light hits the wall in a soft glimmering manner. The swimming pool is also particularly interesting because of its glass corner, which give the impression of a freestanding block of water.
Project designed by 123DV