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In today`s world with today`s gadgets and information absolutely anyone can design a house. Yet these tools, information and gadgets along with technology and knowledge are empowering an architect even more than before, the really good ones being always a step ahead, creating their own design line and materializing something unique every time in order to match the tasks presented by the program. The modern mansion ahead is a good example for the rows above, envisioned by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA), the modern home ahead has been materialized in Urbanización los Monteros, Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
The home is nothing but bold, powerful and wonderful at first glance, a massive cantilever, a sculptural access in the home and garage being the first two interesting aspects. Getting closer though you will observe a shimmering blue light underneath the huge cantilever, this shimmering light being the result of a cantilevered swimming pool over the welcoming patio. This is definitely the accent in the home and it cannot be unnoticed, within the home glass walls are taking a peek in the swimming pool.
The entire home is dressed in white featuring exposed concrete and as a result the interior spaces are bright and calm at the same time. Because the garage is located low, below the home and the swimming pool is up in the cantilever an enormous surface has been saved this being mirrored in the breathtaking backyard landscaping featured by the modern mansion.
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