JSH Algarve have been shortlisted for Luxury Residence – Europe Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2020.
This luxurious residence was built for a sports loving family and therefore the design had to give equal focus to both the interior and exterior spaces. The design had to take advantage of the Portuguese climate, whilst also making the most of the spacious interiors where they could practice yoga, make use of the spa and recuperate in the cinema room. As the villa was designed with a large family in mind, it consists of six bedrooms, numerous private terraces, one large garden and five swimming pools.
Sustainability was a key aspect of the design brief and the high level of insulation, solar panels and air exchange would guarantee minimal use of energy. However, careful positioning of the equipment was kept in mind to ensure it would be discreet and unobtrusive. JSH Algarve strive to work with an eco-consciousness approach, proving how luxury and green architecture can be seamlessly combined. This design includes energy saving solutions, local materials when possible, water saving solutions as well as sustainable and recyclable materials.
JSH Algarve wanted to create light and cool open spaces to maximise the connection and fluidity between indoor and outdoor and develop a harmonious duality between the two. JSH Algarve projects often harness natural elements such as sunlight and water features to develop the link between indoor and outdoor living. The union of nature and modern design may seem initially paradoxical, however it in fact blends to create a bright aesthetic and sense of openness within the home.
This design was a success due to the balanced focus between the interior and exterior spaces. The surrounding environment always plays a fundamental role in JSH Algarve designs and given Portugal’s beautiful year-round warm weather and this villa’s position overlooking the ecologically protected Ria Formosa – there was no question that the exterior design had to have equal focus, the house still provides privacy whilst providing scenic views over the gardens and golf course.
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