Guest Pavilion in Marbella

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A play between geometric volumes and bright surfaces.

Located in Costa del Sol, Spain, the newly built Guest Pavilion in Marbella stands in a lush garden. The owners of the nearby 1970s home hired Málaga-based architecture studio El Muelle to design new accommodation for visiting family and friends. The team of architects decided to transform a small garage building into a modern guest house. A building that complements both the existing dwelling and its natural surroundings. Featuring two connected pavilions, the structure provides independent living spaces articulated around a central core. At the same time, the volumes create a dialogue with the garden via angled openings which frame the views.

Bold geometric shapes softened by the bright white finish give the building a distinct character while allowing it to blend into the landscape alongside existing housing. Designed with the local weather conditions in mind, the pavilions feature a continuous insulating coating as well as a thermo-reflective roof that reflects more than 70% of solar radiation. To enhance indoor ventilation while minimizing thermal losses, the architects used pivoting aluminum joinery alongside glass panels. Simple materials and a restrained aesthetic combine in Guest Pavilion in Marbella. Outside, a steel pergola offers respite from the heat of the sun. Thin openings cast light and shadow on the tiled flooring, creating an outdoor space that changes throughout the day. Photographs© Fernando Alda.

 

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