A brithish-led investment fund has taken over a gold resort development scheme in Murcia which was one of the first in Spain to collapse when the economic crisis hit the country more than 10 years ago. Juan Pacheco is the chief architect and engineer for the project at Altaona Golf and Country village, supported by the entire team of Pacheco and Associates Architects. Our chief architect explained that there are around 400 dwellings already built at the site which is close to the Sierra Altaona...
A building site is not exactly a rose garden. And often you have to draw the line somewhere.
I am referring to the situation when the contractor on site is not doing his job properly or when a member of the contractor’s team is not up to the standard that it is required.
In our last article we did explain about the new law on photovoltaic panels which was approved on the October the 18th, in the Spanish Parliament. This law eliminates taxes and other important barriers that until then stopped the photovoltaic installations for single or community of owners. This new scenario, together with the increase in the electricity bill and the publication of the last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, will encourage, I am sure, many citizens and...
Since the study of Pacheco & Associates Architects, together with Altaona Investment, we have carried out the design and construction of 3 luxury villas and 4 apartments on the Costa Cálida, specifically in the Torre del Rame Urbanization, Los Alcázares. The location of these houses is key given the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor. In addition, La Serena golf course is only 500 meters away. This golf course has 18 holes to enjoy this sport almost all year round.
The dream of owning a home is still high up in the dream of most Spaniards and Expats. If the purchase of a second hand home is the main option, especially for those who want to live in the Coast, there are other possibilities. Each one presents some advantages and disadvantages that should be carefully considered before starting the search.
After a lot of bargaining, paper work, meetings with your solicitor you have purchased the plot of your dreams and now you are told you need an architect.
Most probably then you have asked yourself the question, fine but what does an architect do? Or perhaps the question should be: what shall I expect an architect to do for me?